Rich and crunchy sweet potato topping

Baked Sweet Potato with ghee and walnuts

Simple topping to place on a baked potato
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ghee, quick, sweet potato topping, walnuts, what to do with crushed walnuts, what to use ghee for


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 4 T ghee clarified butter


  • Slice sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Rub potatoes all over with some of the ghee and place flat side down on the parchment paper.
  • Bake at 400 for 40 minutes or until sweet potatoes start to carmelize.
  • Flip sweet potato slices over to expose flat side and mash in the skin with a fork.
  • Add tablespoon of ghee to each slice and sprinkle crushed walnuts on top.
  • Serve while hot as a side.


This is also excellent cold as a snack. Toppings are unlimited. Macadamia nuts or pecans would be a good substitute.
walnuts before being crushed by a pestle

walnuts before being crushed by a pestle

Crushed walnuts in a mortor

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