Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

By Rena |

This Simple Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe is going to be one of your favorites. It’s deliciously soft on the inside and stuffed with a variety of flavorful toppings. This is an easy to make tasty and healthy dinner recipe option to add to your weekly dinner menu.

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Simple Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

So much to say about this Simple Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe. But I will keep it short and sweet. They are to die for! so much flavor and so filling. Sweet potatoes are really delicious any way you make them right? It’s hard to think that there is a sweet potato recipe out there that isn’t delicious. But this Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe turned out very tasty.

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This Simple sweet potato recipe is considered a vegetarian dish and readily also gluten-free. If you feel like adding any protein over it you sure can add some sauteed or grilled chicken cubes to the toppings. If you are wanting to make this recipe Vegan you can do so by skipping the yogurt/sour cream altogether or just use vegan sour cream.

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How to Cook Sweet Potatoes?

I have discussed this topic before on this post. But I will go over it again since it’s the most frequently asked question. For my Simple Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato recipe, I  simply Roasted them.

Ways you can cook Sweet Potatoes:

  • Bake: This may be the most used method. Preheat your oven. Poke holes throughout with a fork or knife and wrap them with aluminum foil and bake for about 30-40 minutes.
  • Fried: Frying is another simple option. Cut the potatoes up into fries or wedges and fry with a little amount of oil in a pan. The healthier way would be to use an air fryer!
  • Boiled: This is one of my favorites ways to cook a sweet potato! Wash them really well before adding to water. Boil until a fork goes through to check if they are done! let cool and peel.
  • Roast: Similar to baking. Cut them ahead as I did with my Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe and simply roast them in the oven.
  • Microwave: I would admit to using this method quite often. It’s very simple and quick. Wash potatoes, poke holes all around before placing in the microwave and depending on your microwave it should take about 2-4 minutes.
  • Stovetop or Seared:  This is also doable. Cutting sweet potatoes into cubes to cook like this for a skillet. You don’t have to bake it as I did for that recipe. You can cover your skillet for a few minutes on low heat to steam the potatoes.

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Simple Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe below:

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Simple Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ridiculously delicious tender sweet potatoes stuffed with a variety of Mexican flavored veggie mix. A perfect healthy dinner option for the family.
4.2 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potato
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Sweet Onion diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced or pressed
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 2 Cups Chopped Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder or to taste
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Avocado mashed
  • 4 Tbsp Yogurt or sour cream use vegan sour cream for a vegan option
  • A small handful of fresh cilantro, to garnish
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half on lengthways and place them (cut size up) on the baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 15-18 minutes, or until fork tender. Turn off oven.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and sauté for about 4 minutes.
  • Add in mushrooms, and cook until tender, 6-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the corn, black beans, tomato paste, cumin, and chili powder and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and top them with the Mexican mixture, then add mashed avocado and a tablespoon of yogurt on top of each.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy!

Notes

Substitutes:
  • This recipe is almost vegan. To make it fully vegan you can use vegan sour cream or yogurt. Or you can skip it entirely if you like.
  • Use fresh or frozen corn
  • Sour Cream, Greek yogurt, or dairy-free option
  • Avocado oil in place of olive oil 
  • If you don't have frozen corn, use canned or boil your own corn and chop it.
Tips:
  • Sweet potatoes may take longer than suggested time to cook. Consider wrapping with foil paper and bake to speed up cook time.
Storage:
  • Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Consider storing without adding yogurt and avocado. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat and then add the yogurt and avocado.
  • You can freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 1240mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 11015IU | Vitamin C: 52.8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Alicia says

    3 stars
    This recipe was so yummy!! I had to make some modifications as I didn’t have baking sheets and I was missing a few ingredients. The quickest way to bake a sweet potato is if you wrap it in foil paper. Leaving it open for 15-18 minutes still comes out hard. I had to wrap them in aluminum foil paper and bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. But maybe my potatoes were bigger. Also, I didn’t have tomato paste, but I used Old El Paso’s Hot thick n chunky salsa and it added SO much flavor!!! When I post mine on IG, I’ll tag you so you can see how mine came out!

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