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Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins
 

These Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are naturally gluten and grain free! 

Course: Lunch, Mains
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free ham recipe, leftover ham recipes, stuffed sweet potato recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 515 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 14 votes
a fork pulling cheese from a ham and spinach stuffed sweet potato
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces baby spinach chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 pound leftover ham cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 8 ounces shredded cheese blend (mozzarella, Monterrey jack, cheddar) divided
Instructions
  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350F. Clean potatoes and poke each several times with a fork.

    Place potatoes on a lined baking sheet and bake on center rack for 45 to 50 minutes until tender (they don't have to be 100% cooked at this point as you will continue baking them later but tender enough to cut and scoop out most of the insides).

    THIS CAN BE DONE IN ADVANCE (up to 3 days).

  2. While potatoes are cooking, cut ham into 1/4" cubes.

    Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from www.EverydayMaven.com
  3. Chop spinach.

    Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from www.EverydayMaven.com
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and then chopped spinach.

    Add salt, pepper and garlic powder and saute spinach 3 to 4 minutes, until wilted. Drain excess liquid and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add chopped ham and 4 ounces of the shredded cheese (save the other 4 ounces for the topping!). Set aside until potatoes are cooked and ready to be scooped out.

  5. Remove potatoes from oven (leave oven on) and use a paring knife to cut an oval on the top about 3/4 of the way deep into the potato, essentially making a "potato boat" or shell to be stuffed. 

    Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from www.EverydayMaven.com
  6. Transfer the cooked potato to the bowl with the ham, cheese and cooked spinach.

    Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from www.EverydayMaven.com
  7. Mix filling well and stuff 1/4 of filling into each potato "shell", packing tightly.

    Transfer the cooked potato to the bowl with the ham, cheese and cooked spinach.
  8. Top each stuffed potato with 1 ounce of the leftover shredded cheese mixture and place back into the oven for 20 minutes or until filling is heated through and cheese is melted. If desired, broil for the last 2 to 3 minutes to brown cheese. Remove, allow to cool for 3 to 4 minutes, serve and Enjoy!

    Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from www.EverydayMaven.com
NOTES:
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Ham, Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed potato)
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 1551mg67%
Potassium 1133mg32%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 37945IU759%
Vitamin C 21.4mg26%
Calcium 533mg53%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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