Fake Baked Loaded Sweet Potato

Fake Baked Loaded Sweet Potato
  • Prep: 10
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Serves: 4


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 300 g cooked or BBQ chicken breast, sliced or shredded
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • to taste pepper


  1. Scrub skins and cut any blemishes off sweet potatoes.  Use a fork to prick sweet potatoes at least a dozen times each.   
  2. Place sweet potatoes onto a plate under a microwave-safe cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, turn over and cook a further 5 minutes until softened and cooked in the centre. Be careful when turning over the sweet potato - steam will burn!   
  3. Carefully cut potatoes in half lengthways and place each on a serving plate open-faced.  Sprinkle halves with cheese then layer on chicken and tomatoes. Microwave for another 2 minutes if desired.
  4. Top with torn basil leaves and black pepper and serve.


  • Top with other salad ingredients such as baby spinach leaves, microwaved sliced red onion, canned corn kernels or beans, sliced red capsicum, mushrooms or spring onions.
  • Add drained artichokes, olives, sundried tomatoes, roasted pepper strips or other chargrilled vegetables.
  • Top with dried chilli flakes or chopped red chilli for some heat.
  • Replace basil with fresh coriander leaves and sprinkle yoghurt with ground cumin or paprika for a Mexican-style flavour.

Nutrition information

per serving per 100g
Energy 2087 kJ 414 kJ
Protein 39.9 g 7.9 g
Fat, total 12.9 g 2.6 g
— saturated 6 g 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 49 g 9.7 g
— sugars 22.4 g 4.5 g
Fibre 11.4 g 2.3 g
Sodium 294 mg 58 mg

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