Sweet Potato-Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto
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Sweet Potato-Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Prosciutto

These sweet-and-salty bites are a Whole30-compliant twist on the classic cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates that are usually grilled or baked. They offer up similarly great flavor without the lava-hot cheese to contend with—especially when there are little ones grabbing for them.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: dates, prosciutto, sweet potato, whole 30
Servings: 8
Author: Melissa Hartwig Urban


  • 1 small sweet potato scrubbed
  • 16 Medjool dates with pits
  • 1 tablespoon Whole30-compliant coconut milk
  • 8 slices Whole30-compliant prosciutto cut in half


  • Pierce the sweet potato with a fork 4 or 5 times. Place on a microwave-safe plate and cook on high for 5 minutes, or until tender, rotating once halfway through. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  • Meanwhile, use a small sharp knife to make a slit lengthwise in the top of each date; use your fingers to remove the pits.
  • When the potato is cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork until roughly mashed. Add the coconut milk and mix with the fork until light and fluffy (you should have about ½ cup).
  • Stuff each date with a generous teaspoon of the sweet potato mixture. Wrap with a half slice of prosciutto and place on a serving platter. Spear with a toothpick to serve.


Excerpted from The Whole30 Friends & Family: 150 Recipes for Every Social Occasion © 2019 by Melissa Hartwig Urban. Photography © 2019 by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.