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You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

This spud was engineered to be stuffed.
10/10/2014 07:00am ET | Updated October 11, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.

Just like the avocado, the sweet potato's flavor is neutral enough to complement a variety of dishes -- from breakfast eggs, to cheese and bacon to a sweet, little marshmallowy something (hello, s'mortato). It gently cradles virtually any ingredient, acting as a convenient vessel that deliciously contains and transports food from plate to mouth. You really can (and should) stuff any meal inside the tater -- even a Thanksgiving dinner, for goodness sake! Here are 17 ideas to get your gears turning:

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Peony Lim
Corn & Bacon Hash-Stuffed Sweet Potato With Chipotle Cream
Drool Worthy Daily
Cheesy Bacon Bolognese-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Cafe Delites
Balsamic Roasted Grape & Pistachio-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Happy Healthy Mama
Cranberry BBQ Turkey-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Cupcakes And Kale Chips
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Ginger Tempeh-Stuffed Sweet Potato With Almond Butter Sauce (Vegan)
Connoisserurus Veg
Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Ari's Menu
Sausage- Stuffed Sweet Potato With Arugula Sauce
Worth Cooking
Breakfast Egg-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Roxy's Kitchen
Pomegranate Chicken-Stuffed Sweet Potato With Whipped Tahini
Worth Cooking
Loaded Enchilada Sweet Potato
The Scrumptious Pumpkin
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Lentil-Stuffed Sweet Potato With Chard, Feta & Pistachios
Happy Hearted Kitchen
Green Goddess Quinoa-Stuffed Sweet Potato (Vegan)
Yup It's Vegan
Twice-Baked Oatmeal-Stuffed Sweet Potato (Vegan)
Keepin It Kind
Crab-Stuffed Sweet Potato
Slimming Eats
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Smoky Mac-Stuffed Sweet Potato (Vegan)
Vegan Yack Attack
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Apple & Bacon-Stuffed Sweet Potato

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