Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sweet Potato Stuffed Jalapenos with Vegan and Vegetarian Option

Look at this gorgeous color folks! Someone at work brought in extra peppers from his garden and I thought these Sweet Potato Stuffed Jalapenos sounded good! I used as few ingredients as possible so the sweet potatoes had some substantial body in the peppers. They are topped with panko crumbs for a little crunch and then you have a choice... They are good as is but if you'd like to -and I highly recommend it- you can sprinkle the top with either a little chili powder, paprika, smoked paprika, chipotle powder or my favorite-Lawry's Chile and Garlic Salt. So many great options:@)
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I filled them using a #21 Wilton star piping tip and disposable icing bag. Run a line of sweet potatoes right down the middle of the peppers to fill them, then just squiggle the rest back and forth over the top. This is a great snack with a nice cold adult beverage!

Sweet Potato Stuffed Jalapenos
  1. Steamed sweet potato mashed with salt and pepper and just the tiniest amount of butter (or leave butter out for vegan and vegetarian options).
  2. Fill jalapenos that were sliced in half lengthwise and cleaned well, with the sweet potatoes.
  3. Top with panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake at 375 for about 16 minutes and finish under the broiler to brown up the tops. 
  5. Sprinkle with salt and any of the options above once out of the oven. You don't need extra salt if you use the Lawry's.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

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  1. So so pretty Lynn. They look like a work of art.

  2. Beautiful color Lynn! Love the idea of a sweet potato filling for the peppers!

  3. What a great presentation they make. Fall for sure.


  4. What a pretty appetizer, Lynn! I have some jalapeƱo peppers just waiting for this. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Now you're talkin'!! They are beautiful too!!

  6. they are so pretty. I think my oldest daughter would love these.. she eats sweet potatoes with (FOR) every meal.
    Have a great day.

  7. WE have been eating tons of these but with cream cheese. I can't seem to get enough. What a fun idea to mix things up.

  8. These do have gorgeous color, Lynn! My husband and I LOVE sweet potatoes, especially this time of the year. I like the way you've made them look pretty by piping the potatoes into the peppers. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe and have a great day!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. Wow, these sound so good, and they are so pretty to look at!

  10. What a wonderful idea! Sweet potatoes are one of my all-time favorites.

  11. What a great idea, Lynn, I just love sweet potatoes and these poppers will be real special! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous day!
    Hope to see you soon,
    Miz Helen


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