Southwestern Stuffed sweet potatoes are full of beans, corn, and spices! A dash of lime and cilantro and you have one kicked up healthy meal!
Today I have a recipe for you that is not only super tasty, but SUPER healthy! Personally, we have been trying to eat healthier now that it’s a new year, and this is a great recipe to keep you full, but not load a bunch of calories onto your hips. It’s incredibly quick to make, and totally yummy. These Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are seriously delicious and the perfect weeknight meal! Want to save time?? You can make sweet potatoes in the AIR FRYER or in the INSTANT POT!
When I make these Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, I take the easy way – microwaving the potatoes. It’s quick, it’s easy, and I am done in 10 minutes. High power, 8-10 minutes, and BOOM, done. Make sure you poke holes in the potatoes before you cook them!
However, if you have more time on your hands, or say you spend an hour in the beginning of the week cooking a bunch of potatoes, then by all means use your oven. Bake these bad boys for about 50 minutes, on 350 degrees, and they should be pretty tender.
While the potatoes are cooking, you can whip up your filling – it’s super quick and easy. You only need a handful of ingredients: onions, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, lime, and cilantro. Cook everything up in your skillet and BOOM, done. You’re going to scoop out a bit of the potato filling (save that stuff for later, yum!), and then load it up with your southwestern filling! Add a dollop of Greek yogurt (extra protein), a sprinkle of cheese, and garnish with cilantro. Like I said, so easy, so good. The best part about these, they only have about 230 calories for the WHOLE (2 halves) potato (interested in all the nutritional info, scroll all the way to the bottom)! I don’t know about you, but I feel like you can’t really beat that! I feel like you can eat this as a side to your main dish, or you can eat it as the main dish; it’s totally versatile!
Like healthy recipes? Checkout these other ideas:
- Southwestern Flatbreads
- Southwestern Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
- Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs (no boiling)
- Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
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Southwestern Stuffed sweet potatoes are full of beans, corn, and spices! A dash of lime and cilantro and you have one kicked up healthy meal! These bad boys only have 230 calories for a WHOLE (2 halves) potato!!!
- 4 sweet potatoes about 5 inches long
- 1 teaspoon oil
- ½ cup onion chopped
- ¾ cups black beans
- ¾ cups frozen corn
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 TBS chopped cilantro plus more for garnish
- 1 lime juiced
- 4 TBS mexican blend shredded cheese I used 2%
- 4 TBS Greek yogurt for garnish if desired
Clean all potatoes, and poke holes throughout with a fork. Place potatoes in microwave safe dish, and cook on HIGH for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Remove and set aside.
While the potatoes are cooking, add oil to a skillet, and add onion; saute for 3-4 minutes. Add cumin and chili pepper; stir. Add beans, corn, and tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes. Add lime and cilantro; stir and cook for 1 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Working one potato at a time, cut potato in half lengthwise, and scoop out a bit of the filling (save to eat later!), making a little opening for the filling. Add about ¼ cup of filling into each potato. Add ½ TBS cheese on top of each, then ½ TBS Greek yogurt, and additional cilantro if desired. Repeat for all potatoes.
Sweet potatoes can also be baked: poke holes and bake at 350 degrees for about 45-55 minutes.
Things you might need to make this recipe:
- Skillet for cooking up the ingredients
- Cutting boards and Santoku Knife for chopping your ingredients.
- Baking/microwave safe dishes for when you cook your sweet potatoes!