Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile, naturally sweet, loaded with nutrients and fiber, and low in calories. Really, what’s not to love?

By Rebecca Longshore
Updated: December 31, 2016

Whether perfectly roasted, made into gnocchi, whisked into a pancake batter, or sliced into chips, this humble ingredient continues to reach beyond my expectations with each dish I try. Well, once again, it did more than impressed me, it wowed me!

Photo: Rebecca Longshore

The whipped egg and milk combination sunk down perfectly in between the slices of sweet potatoes to create a perfectly tender crust (that holds together) on the bottom with a chip-like consistency around the edges. The filling is from our Spinach and Feta Quiche.

Ingredients
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°, then peel and slice sweet potatoes. I sliced mine using a mandoline, but a knife works great as well. The mandoline speeds up the process significantly and gives you even slices. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray, then fill the bottom of the dish with a layer of sweet potato slices. Cut the sweet potato rounds in half and fill around the edges of the pie dish; round side facing up. Once the entire dish is filled, coat one more time with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn heat up to 375°.

2. For the filling, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add spinach; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

3. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Arrange spinach mixture in crust; pour egg mixture over spinach. Sprinkle with feta. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into 4 wedges.

CALORIES 196 FAT 8.5g (sat 3.5g, mono 3.2g, poly 1.2g) PROTEIN: 12g CARB 18g FIBER 4gCHOL 197mg IRON 2mg SODIUM 562mg CALC 155mg

Recipe inspired by Fourteen Forty.

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