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Stuffed Spanish Sweet Potato Recipe

The leaves of the trees begin to change color, we are already wearing sweaters and scarves, and the range of colors brown, red, and orange begin to flood everywhere; Autumn is finally here.

If you want that spirit of the fall season to start to feel in your house, then you must make the famous Spanish sweet potato.

Like other sweet potato recipes, this is a classic Halloween recipe, so it’s perfect for getting into a spooky mood. 

Stuffed Spanish Sweet Potato Recipe

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Continue reading this article to learn everything you need to know about the famous Andalusian recipe.

Background of the Dish

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Everyone knows that fall is the perfect season to make easy sweet potato recipes, but this dish from Spanish sweet potatoes has an interesting story behind it.

During the 16th century, Malaga became the largest producer of sweet potatoes in Spain, which only increased even more during the autumn months. 

For this very reason, people had to be creative and look for different quick and easy sweet potato recipes to not lose all the product.

Thanks to this, dozens of sweet potato recipes emerged, and the Spanish sweet potato that we will show you here is an everlasting one. 

This dish is a real star during Halloween since it is the high season for sweet potatoes and it serves to counter the typical pumpkins of North America.

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Things You’ll Need for Spanish Sweet Potato

This is one of the most unique sweet potato recipes because you only need a couple of ingredients and you can make as many changes as you want to them.

If you want to try more flavors from the south of Spain, then we recommend that you try making the Tortilla de patatas recipe or the Spanish migas recipe to immediately transport yourself to Andalusia.

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Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes (leave the skin on)
  • 2/3 cup (160g) sour cream
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 dried chorizo
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon

How to Make Spanish Sweet Potato – Step by Step Guide

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  1. To start with this quick sweet potato recipe, preheat the oven to 390°F or 200°C (it can also be the medium temperature in some ovens).
  1. Take the sweet potatoes, and wash them carefully removing any type of dirt that may be on them.
  1. With the help of a fork, make holes in the sweet potatoes. Put them on a baking sheet that is covered in oil or parchment paper so that the sweet potatoes do not stick. Cook them for 50 minutes in the oven.
  1. Cut the red bell pepper into strips and remove the seeds. Put them in the oven together with the chorizo ​​(cut into pieces), onion, and garlic (with the skin) and cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are ready. Check it regularly to prevent it from burning.
  1. After that, take the garlic, squeeze them from their skins and mix them with the sour cream and lemon juice.
  1. Then, cut the sweet potatoes in half but leave them hooked on one side to form a kind of sweet potato “pocket”.
  1. For the final step, add a tablespoon of garlic sour cream, and put the bell pepper, chorizo ​​and onions on top. You can use some chopped parsley and a teaspoon of paprika to decorate on top. Now your Spanish sweet potato is ready.

Substitution of Ingredients

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This is probably one of the simplest sweet potato recipes you’ll find anywhere on the internet, as it’s quick to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. 

The ingredients are also quite basic since the Spanish potatoes are the real stars.

Anyway, you can see other recipes using sweet potato to find new ingredient ideas and put them into practice in this dish.

For example, you can change the sour cream for cream cheese or mascarpone cheese. 

If you are vegan we recommend using any type of vegan cheese that you are used to using, although Caju stands out above the rest.

You can remove the garlic, onion, or bell peppers if you don’t like them. The same with the chorizo, which you can replace with German sausage, bacon, or its vegan version.

Let your head go back to the sweet potato ideas. You could even change the sweet potatoes for a seasonal pumpkin, or for a potato that has a similar shape, but in that case, they would become stuffed potatoes.

Tips on Serving Spanish Sweet Potato

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This Spanish sweet potato is one of the best side dishes you can have for your lunch or dinner. Everyone likes it, it’s easy to serve, and it goes perfectly with meat, chicken, or more vegetables.

Although it can be eaten at any time of the year, it is a star dish of autumn, so take the opportunity to serve it in that season.

If you have a Halloween or Thanksgiving party, you can pair Spanish sweet potatoes with other Andalusian side dishes such as Spanish potato salad, Patatas Bravas, and Patatas a lo Pobre.

How to Store Spanish Sweet Potato

How to Store Spanish Sweet Potato

This is one of the most popular sweet potato recipes from Andalucia, but it has a downside when it comes to storage.

Although you can store them in the fridge without any problems, these stuffed sweet potatoes cannot be frozen. 

Mainly this is because the stuffing doesn’t freeze well, but you can freeze the sweet potato on its own.If you want to store it in the fridge you can do it without problems. 

There it can last up to 5 days, but make sure you store it well covered so that it does not get impregnated with other odors, and does not contaminate other things in your refrigerator.

Recipe Card: Spanish Sweet Potato

Yield: 4

Spanish Sweet Potato Recipe

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The leaves of the trees begin to change color, we are already wearing sweaters and scarves, and the range of colors brown, red, and orange begin to flood everywhere; Autumn is finally here.

If you want that spirit of the fall season to start to feel in your house, then you must make the famous Spanish sweet potato.

Like other sweet potato recipes, this is a classic Halloween recipe, so it's perfect for getting into a spooky mood.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes (leave the skin on)
  • 2/3 cup (160g) sour cream
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 dried chorizo
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F or 200°C.
  2. Take the sweet potatoes, and wash them removing any type of dirt.
  3. With the help of a fork, make holes in the sweet potatoes. Put them on a baking sheet. Cook them for 50 minutes in the oven.
  4. Cut the red bell pepper into strips and remove the seeds. Put them in the oven together with the chorizo ​​(cut into pieces), onion, and garlic (with the skin) and cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are ready. Check it regularly to prevent it from burning.
  5. Take the garlic, squeeze them from their skins and mix them with the sour cream and lemon juice.
  6. Cut the sweet potatoes in half but leave them hooked on one side to form a kind of sweet potato "pocket".
  7. Add a tablespoon of garlic sour cream, and put the bell pepper, chorizo ​​and onions on top. You can use some chopped parsley and a teaspoon of paprika to decorate on top. Feel free to try other sweet potato recipes to renew your fall-themed recipe book.

Notes

There are other recipes with sweet potatoes that are much more popular, but we certainly encourage you to try this one.

It is much better if you cook the sweet potatoes in the oven, but you can imitate other sweet potato dishes and boil them as the cooking method (it will take about 30 minutes).

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 284Total Fat 11.7gSaturated Fat 6.3gCholesterol 39mgSodium 419mgCarbohydrates 34.1gFiber 5gSugar 8.7gProtein 11.5g

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