These SW Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a great way to jazz up your baked potato routine. These take only a few ingredients you probably have on hand.
Mexican food is my favorite. Or sweet potatoes are my favorite. I guess my absolute favorite is when the two collide.
I wasn’t sure a baked sweet potato could get any better . . . but these are amazing.
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite quick-healthy meal options. If I just want to cook up some turkey burgers or some grilled chicken, slicing sweet potatoes and baking them is the perfect 5 minute (prep) side. Throw them in the oven for 20-30 minutes, and perfection.
Baking sweet potatoes takes at least twice as long, but certainly is also easy. I usually don’t bake sweet potatoes unless it’s a holiday. They are my favorite Thanksgiving side. Simple, sweet, creamy, and perfect.
Over the holidays, I used leftover, perfectly creamy and smooth sweet potatoes for my Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Enchiladas, and also for my Leftover Turkey Collard Wraps. If you’re a sweet potato fan like me, Pin those and remember to make them next holiday season!
Sweet potatoes are actually slightly higher in calories than white potatoes, but they are recommended over white potatoes because they are higher in fiber, vitamins A and C, and calcium. We can thank that beautiful deep orange color for all those healthy vitamins and minerals.
Plus, in my opinion, they just taste better! I love white potatoes, but nothing compares to a sweet potato.
These baked sweet potatoes are elevated to full meal status by adding some sauteed veggies and beans, and then topping them with avocado, tomatoes and cilantro. These could easily be modified to include other veggies in your crisper, or could be topped with your favorite ingredients– I thought about melting cheese on top of these, but then decided to spare my lactose intolerant belly! Boy do I love melted cheese though 🙂
Tips for SW Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- These potatoes aren’t a lot of work to make, but baking sweet potatoes does take a lot of time. The best method is to cook them in the oven for hours, but if you’re short on time, you can microwave sweet potatoes for 5-9 minutes (depending on the size of the potatoes and your microwave), and then could be scooped, filled and topped– cutting down the cook time of this recipe by a lot.
- Make it Paleo/Whole30: Omit the corn and beans, and sub ground turkey, chicken or beef (I would season the meat with chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano and sea salt).
Nutritional data for SW Stuffed Sweet Potatoes and images courtesy of www.NutritionData.com.
Other Sweet Potato Recipes:
- Sweet Potato Toast, by Family Food on the Table
- Ultra Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies, by Chocolate Covered Katie
- Turkey and Sweet Potato Enchiladas, by Vitamin Sunshine
- Caramelized Onion and Spinach Fritatta with a Sweet Potato Crust, by Vitamin Sunshine
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