Loaded Vegetable Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Vegetable Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

We try to make at least one dinner a week vegetarian and in doing so we’ve discovered some really good, meat-free recipes! I love how crazy good for you sweet potatoes are; they’re packed with numerous vitamins and antioxidants and even said to have cancer fighting and anti-aging benefits.  It may not look like much, but when you loaded the sweet potato down with black beans, veggies and avocado it ends up being a really satisfying dish! The greek yogurt/taco seasoning combo on top is such a tasty finishing touch, so don’t leave it out!

If you have a craving for Mexican food these vegetable stuffed sweet potatoes are an awesome way to curb a craving in a healthy, nutrient dense way! We served ours with a side of homemade guacamole and corn chips.

Loaded Vegetable Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
via skinnytaste

ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
1 tsp taco seasoning
1 tsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
a pinch of salt
1-1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or mexican blend)
1/4 cup chopped scallions

directions:
Using a fork pierce holes all over each sweet potato. Cook in the microwave for 8-10 minutes, or until soft and easy to cut. You can also bake these for 45 minutes at 400F. In a small bowl mix greek yogurt and taco seasoning. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the peppers, onions, chili powder, cumin and salt for around 5 minutes. Add in the black beans and cook for another 5 minutes.
Once the sweet potato is cooked through slice lengthwise to open. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top then layer with the black bean mixture. Top with a dollop of the greek yogurt mixture, salsa and green onions.

Enjoy!

xx

9 Comments

    • Sandy J Wright
      October 4, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Gotta try this week. Love me some sweet tators…lol. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  1. October 4, 2016 / 7:25 am

    I could eat sweet potatoes every day of the week! They are by far my favorite vegetable, and this recipe looks amazing. I can’t wait to try it.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  2. susy
    October 4, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Yum, yum, yum! Can’t wait to make this one!

  3. October 4, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    I love these! I stopped eating meat ten months ago, and let me tell ya, it get’s tough coming up with new meals. This one is perfect as a side, or a meal!

  4. October 4, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I have never tried a baked sweet potato, but if I am going to, this definitely looks like the route to go. So many yummy toppings!

  5. October 5, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Totally trying this. Thanks!

  6. October 5, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Made these last night — so good and so easy!

  7. October 6, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I freaking LOVE sweet potatos and for some reason never realized I could cook them in a microwave? WHAT. Just that alone made this post worth reading. But the recipe looks freakin’ delicious and so easy! Love it.
    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea