Loaded Sweet Potato with a Garlic Gouda Sauce

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 (2 pieces per serving) Cost Per Serving $0.53
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4Sweet Potatoes, cut into 1 1/2 inch thick rounds
2 clovesGarlic
1 tbspFresh Thyme
1 cupMilk (2%, Whole, or Dairy Free)
3/4 cupGouda (or other soft cheese), grated
1 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
2 tbspAll Purpose Flour
1/2 cupDry Packed Cottage Cheese (optional for extra protein)
1 tspNutmeg
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss the sweet potato rounds in ½ a tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Place them flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with foil and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until soft. Remove and let cool slightly.
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out about ¾ of the flesh from each potato round and place into a bowl and set aside. Try not to break through the bottom of the potato.
  4. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic cloves. Cook the garlic for about 3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Remove the garlic from the pan and sprinkle in the flour, stir well with a wooden spoon. Slowly add the milk in and stir well to remove any clumps (you might want to use a whisk). Add your fresh thyme and nutmeg and let this simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the gouda cheese. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Pour about half of the sauce into the bowl with the mashed sweet potato, stir in your cottage cheese (optional). And stuff back into your sweet potato shells. Pour some of the remaining cheese sauce over top and bake in the oven for another 10 minutes, just until golden brown on top.


  • ​Garlic contains allicin, a compound that may help fight cancer. Diets rich in garlic are associated with a lower risk of several types of cancer.
  • Garlic can cause gas and bloating for some cancer survivors. You can manage these concerns and still get the garlic flavour and some of the health benefits by infusing oils and sauces with garlic and then removing it before eating.
  • Anorexia, early satiety and nausea are common concerns as a result of pancreatic cancer and its treatment. These concerns can make it difficult to get enough calories and protein. Having smaller meals and snacks every 2 hours can help you meet your nutrient needs. Make sure each meal and snack has a balance of carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, pasta and rice to give you energy and prevent weight loss, and protein such as cottage cheese, chicken and fish to help maintain and repair muscle and other tissues.