Prep 10m Cook 1h Additional - Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 8 servings Calories 180.8

Multiply this basic recipe for sweet potatoes topped with zesty poblano soy butter, and serve a crowd. You can bake, steam, or cook the sweet potatoes in a microwave. Use a food processor or blender to prepare the soy spread, or simply mix the topping ingredients in a bowl. Regular butter can also be used.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 fresh poblano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup light soy butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Pierce the sweet potato in several places with a fork.
  2. 2 Roast the sweet potato in preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, place the poblano pepper, soy butter, lime juice, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well blended, about 1 minute. If not using immediately, place poblano-soy butter in a covered container and refrigerate up to 1 month.
  4. 4 To serve, slice the sweet potato in half and spread with 1 tablespoon poblano butter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 180.8
  • Carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol 0.6 mg
  • Fat 11.1 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 127.6 mg
  • Sugar 3.2 g

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  1. This was a nice way to top sweet potatoes. I only used half the amount of butter in the recipe. I had leftover poblano butter which we used on corn on the cob later in the week also delicious!
  2. The Butter topping is a very good alternative to a sweet topping for baked sweet potatoes... I did roast the poblano pepper and removed skin then followed the direction exact. My daughter didn't care for the savory and heat from the roasted pepper on her Sweet Potato but everyone else cleaned it up skin and - Read more ...
  3. This was really good. Used Best Life fat-free margarine and seeded and roasted my poblano. Excellent on a sweet potato!