FOOD & DRINK
10/10/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2014

You Can Stuff Just About Anything Inside A Sweet Potato. And You Should.

Ladies and gentlemen, the sweet potato is more than just a fiber-rich spud that lends itself to being baked, fried, curled and hashed. Yes, the miraculous sweet potato functions as a naturally gluten-free bowl, burrito and boat. This vibrant vegetable is engineered to be stuffed.

Just like the avocado, the sweet potato's flavor is neutral enough to complement a variety of dishes -- from breakfast eggs, to cheese and bacon to a sweet, little marshmallowy something (hello, s'mortato). It gently cradles virtually any ingredient, acting as a convenient vessel that deliciously contains and transports food from plate to mouth. You really can (and should) stuff any meal inside the tater -- even a Thanksgiving dinner, for goodness sake! Here are 17 ideas to get your gears turning:

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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