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‐ Sweet Potato Cheese Dumplings ‐

1 lb (4 medium) Bako Sweet® Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

2 tbsp butter or plant-based spread

1 medium onion, chopped

⅓ cup sharp Cheddar or Gouda cheese, shredded

¼ cup milk

¼ tsp dried thyme

⅛ tsp salt, or to taste

5 large dumpling wrappers

Fresh chives, snipped

Sour cream (optional)


Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 40 min

Servings: 5

1 Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 10 minutes,  stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes more, or until soft and  golden brown. 

2 While onion is cooking, place sweet potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and add ½" water. Cover with plastic wrap and pierce to vent. Microwave on high for 7–8 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 

3 Carefully drain excess water and mash. Add onion, cheese, milk, and thyme. Season with salt. Place dumpling wrappers on a board in a single layer and place equal amounts of potatoes into the center of each. 

4 Brush the empty part of the wrapper with water and pull up one corner into the center of the dumpling. Carefully pleat the wrapper by folding over in ½" increments until the potato is fully enclosed. Press gently to seal and twist slightly to make a slight pinwheel pattern. 

5 Place several inches of water in a large skillet with a lid and bring to a boil. Carefully place dumplings in water and cover skillet. Reduce heat and let steam for 10 minutes. 

6 Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chives. Serve with sour cream, if desired. Enjoy!

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