This Better-for-You Tex Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic. As always, all opinions are my own.
You probably already know that I have a thing for sweet potatoes. They're a versatile nutritional powerhouse and I've made them several different ways from sweet to savory, breakfast to dessert. Today, we're chatting about Tex Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes made easy and, of course, delicious. This better-for-you baked potato is about to live rent-free in your head, friend. Don't say I didn't warn you. Let's get into the details, including one of my favorite recipe substitution hacks.
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What to Put in Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Loaded sweet potato boats like these are a versatile dish that truly work for everything from breakfast to dinner. Add a little honey, oats, fresh fruit, and nuts for a filling start to the day. And the savory options for easy lunch and dinner ideas are nearly endless. To make Tex Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, try the following filling composition:
- Black Beans
- Baby Tomatoes
- Ground beef, chicken or turkey
- Sweet Corn
- Taco Seasoning
This baked sweet potato recipe would be just as flavorful and filling meat free, if you're looking for a vegetarian stuffed sweet potato recipe instead. In fact, this could actually be a completely vegan loaded sweet potato with a couple of tweaks. On the other end of the spectrum, you can have whatever ground meat your heart desires. Ground beef, chicken, and turkey all work wonderfully in the Tex Mex stuffed sweet potato filling. It's very customizable and takes on whatever you have on hand quite well.
One non-negotiable, however, is Stonyfield Organic Greek yogurt for the topping. It finishes off the sweet potatoes perfectly and I'm not budging on that. I keep the quart-sized yogurt in my fridge at all times because it’s versatile and makes a great substitution option for sour cream, buttermilk, and mayo. And because Stonyfield yogurt is organic, you can trust that it’s made from the highest quality ingredients and contains no harmful persistent pesticides.
How to Make Healthier Lime Yogurt Topping
Because these Tex Mex-style sweet potatoes are a lighter take, I wanted to keep the same energy going with the toppings. Serve your stuffed sweet potatoes with fresh avocado, your favorite salsa, and don't forget the easy, creamy lime yogurt topping! It's a simple hack to replace sour cream. Here's how to make it.
- Add Stonyfield Organic Greek yogurt to a small bowl.
- Stir in the juice of one fresh lime until mixture is uniform.
- Serve on top of Better for You Tex Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
And that's it! So simple, right? This entire recipe is pretty straightforward but let me leave you with a few tips to make it even easier.
Tips for Tex Mex Style Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Can you microwave sweet potatoes? Yes! You can also microwave sweet potatoes if you're in a rush--it takes just about five minutes to do. To cook a sweet potato in the microwave, pierce it several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on high for 5 minutes then check for desired tenderness. You can cook for additional time in one-minute intervals, if needed.
- How to add protein to sweet potato? This recipe is actually perfect for that because you get excellent sources of protein in the ground meat and the Stonyfield Organic Greek yogurt.
- How to store stuffed sweet potatoes? I recommend refrigerating stuffed sweet potatoes wrapped tightly in foil or an airtight container without any of the cold toppings. This way, you can reheat it in the oven or a microwave then add the delicious toppings just before eating.
I hope you and your family will enjoy this very soon for lunch or dinner at home. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this Better-for-You Tex Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
How to Make Better-for-You Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Easy and healthy sweet potato "boats" loaded with spiced protein and colorful vegetables
- 4 medium sweet potatoes about 8 inches long and 3 inches diameter
- 1 pint baby tomatoes cut into halves
- 1 cup sweet corn kernels
- 1 pound ground meat of your choice
- 3 tablespoons Olive oil
- 1 stalk green onion chopped for garnish
- 1 cup cooked black beans drained
- sea salt to taste
- 6 tablespoons Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, Plain
- juice of one fresh lime
- 6 teaspoons taco seasoning see notes for homemade recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork and place on a baking dish. Place in oven to bake for 45 minutes to one hour and 15 minutes, depending on your desired texture. 45 minutes will yield a more firm roasted sweet potato and an hour fifteen will yield a more mashed potato type of texture.
Meanwhile make the Tex Mex style filling: Add two tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground meat and taco seasoning and cook until browned through, breaking up meat with spoon as you go.
Remove meat from pan and add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add baby tomatoes, corn and black beans to pan. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste and saute until tomatoes soften and break down (about 5 minutes). Stir in cooked ground meat then remove filling from heat.
In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt and lime juice until uniform. Set aside.
Once sweet potatoes are roasted and cool enough to safely handle, split each one open vertically and gently pull each side apart to create space for the filling.
Divide filling evenly between four sweet potatoes. Top each with Greek Yogurt topping and green onions. Serve with avocado and salsa.
Thank you to Stonyfield Organic for sponsoring this post.