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Stuffed sweet potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


Stuffed sweet potatoes make the best easy dinner idea! Bake them until tender, then stuff with fillings for a delicious main dish meal.



For the sweet potatoes

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (orange-flesh)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for rubbing

For the stuffing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained but not rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Feta cheese, for serving
  • Pico de gallo, for serving
  • Optional: Sour cream mixed with hot sauce, Chipotle Ranch Dressing, Vegan Cilantro Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, or Cilantro Lime Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit*.
  2. Prep the sweet potatoes: Place foil or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes and prick them all over with a fork. Rub each potato with oil and place it on the lined baking sheet. (For the quick baked sweet potato option, slice them in half, rub with olive oil and prick with a fork.)
  3. Bake the sweet potatoes: Bake 20 minutes and flip with tongs. Bake additional 20 minutes and check for tenderness with a fork. The fork should easily pierce the sweet potato to the center. If it is not tender, continue baking, up to 20 minutes more depending on size of the sweet potato. Or for the quick baked sweet potato, bake the potato halves 25 to 35 minutes, until tender, depending on the size of the potato. Then mash with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, make the black beans: Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced onion and jalapeno pepper for 5 to 7 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the black beans, oregano, cumin and kosher salt and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Stuff the potatoes: Mash the avocado and season it with salt. When the potatoes are done, sprinkle them with a few pinches of kosher salt. On each sweet potato, add black beans, mashed avocado, pico de gallo, and a sprinkle of feta. If desired, drizzle with one of the optional sauces.


*Alternate method: If making stuffed sweet potatoes for 1 or 2, you can make a Microwave Sweet Potato.

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Stuffed sweet potatoes