Recipe Review

French Onion-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Are a Side Dish That Not-So-Secretly Steal the Spotlight

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Credit: How Sweet Eats

French onion soup is a classic for a reason, but if you asked 10 people what that reason was, nine of them would say it was the Gruyère-smothered toast, not the onions or the soup broth. The first few bite of French onion soup are pure brilliance, but once the toast is gone, then the cheese is gone — and, well, it’s just not as good (sorry).

The Gruyère and garlicky toast make the soup a legend, and here’s a cool fact: You can put those on literally anything. It doesn’t need to be soup! I know, brilliant, right? You could put them on pasta, or pizza, or even a sweet potato.  Let’s get wild!

A split-open baked potato is a lovely side, but this sweet potato from How Sweet Eats is stuffed with caramelized onions and melted Gruyère cheese and topped with piles of garlic-butter bread crumbs. It’s a wildly indulgent and delicious meal that makes a perfect main course.

The author says this recipe can be a great side dish to something like pulled pork or a rotisserie chicken. One might worry that such a cheese- and onion-laden side dish might upstage the main course, but you should probably just let it. Serving this as a side dish is like casting Meryl Streep as a supporting character: all the players will look good, but everybody will leave the theater talking about her. 

Get the recipe: French Onion Sweet Potatoes from How Sweet Eats

Credit: Kelli Foster

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