Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Beans and Greens


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 shallot (diced)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 fresh rosemary (4-inch sprig)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can white beans (cooked and)
  • 6 cups kale (trimmed and sliced into ribbons)
  • 1/4 lemon
  • ground black pepper (Salt and)
  • salt (and freshly ground black pepper)
  Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick them in a few places with a fork. Place them on a baking sheet and bake until soft all the way through, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Start the beans and greens about 15 to 20 minutes before the sweet potatoes are done.
  • In a wide, deep saucepan with a cover, heat the olive oil over low-moderate heat. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, rosemary sprig, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for about a minute. Add the beans and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kale, cover the pan, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the kale is soft. Remove the rosemary sprig, stir in the lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, slice each sweet potato lengthwise and push on the ends to open up the middle. Spoon the beans and greens into the center.]]>