Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes — Stuffed sweet potatoes make a healthy meal that’s easy, ready in 15 minutes, satisfying, and doesn’t taste like health food!
Stuffed Savory Sweet Potatoes
Healthy meals that are fast, easy, and don’t taste like health food are my kind of meals. And this is right up my alley for warm, hearty, vegan, gluten-free comfort food.
After spending the day in the kitchen fussing over stacks of cookies and slices of cake, the last thing I ever do for dinner is create a fussy one.
I could live on squash, steamed Brussels sprouts, and spoonfuls of Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter, but for my family’s sake, I try to get a bit more creative.
These cheesy black bean stuffed sweet potatoes are a great way to spruce things up, but in a very low-key and easy way. They’re ready from start to finish in 15 minutes, and they’re a family favorite.
The soft sweet potato flesh, the crispy skin, the chunky texture of the filling, and the melted cheese, contrasted with the smooth avocado crema, provide so many textures in every bite.
Between the protein in the beans and cheese, the healthy fats in the avo, the fiber from the corn, beans, potato, and avocado, the potatoes are very hearty and will keep you full for hours. No meat necessary.
If you have no idea what to make for dinner, but know you don’t have much time to do it in, yet don’t want to break your caloric or financial budget with takeout or delivery, here you go.
What’s in the Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes?
To make the stuffed savory sweet potatoes, you’ll need:
- Sweet potato
- Corn and bean salsa
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Lime juice
- Fresh cilantro
How to Make Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
The recipe is written for one sweet potato, but if you need more, double, quadruple, etc.
Begin by microwaving one sweet potato for about 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the size. You could roast the potato in the oven for about 45 minutes, but I don’t want to run my oven that long for just one potato, and I don’t find the micro compromises the taste or texture.
I stuffed the potato with Trader Joe’s Cowboy Caviar Salsa. If you don’t have a TJ’s, use a chunky, hearty, texture-laden bean and corn salsa instead. There are so many to choose from in most grocery stores.
Top with shredded cheese (or vegan cheese) and pop it under the broiler just until the cheese is bubbly.
Watch your potatoes closely so they don’t burn. Broilers are very unforgiving.
For added flavor, plant-based creaminess, and some healthy fat to help me feel full and satisfied, I made avocado crema for drizzling. It’s optional, and if you prefer plain potatoes, great.
Simply blend together avocado, sour cream, lime juice, and salt before drizzling over the potatoes. It’s creamy and cooling against the spicier salsa-stuffed potatoes, and adds so much extra flavor.
The lime juice and avocado, along with the cilantro garnish, really add a Mexican or Southwestern-inspired flair.
Can I Add Other Toppings?
Of course! Feel free to add any other Mexican-inspired toppings you’d like. Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, and so forth would all work well.
Can This Recipe Be Prepped in Advance?
You can cook the sweet potatoes in advance and then stuff and reheat them day-of. That’d be the easiest lunch or dinner ever!
What to Serve with Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Try serving these cheesy black bean stuffed sweet potatoes with one of the following:
- Grilled Mexican Corn
- Baked Tortilla Chips
- Mexican Zucchini, Corn & Peppers
- Veggie Rice and Beans
- Mexican Wedge Salad
Tips for Making Healthy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Since I usually one make 1 or 2 potatoes at a time, cooking the sweet potatoes in the microwave is great for me, but if you’re making 4 to 6 potatoes, the oven is likely a better choice.
Instead of using black bean salsa, you can also use canned blacked beans, canned or frozen corn, and hit it with a little chipotle seasoning.
However, I think prepared salsas are a big time saver, and they’re always packed with flavor.
The only caveat with the avocado crema is that it makes more than you’ll use for one sweet potato. You could use half of an avocado and half of a lime, but that’s silly to me, and I may as well just blend all of it.
After the photos were done, drizzling turned into drenching. I used about 8 times what’s shown. Not photogenic, but highly tasty.
The extra is great as a guacamole-like dip for chips. If you’re making 4 or 6 potatoes to serve a larger crowd, you won’t have any issue using it all at once.
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Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed sweet potatoes make a healthy meal that's easy, ready in 15 minutes, satisfying, and doesn't taste like health food! This recipe makes 1 stuffed sweet potato, but it's easily doubled, tripled, etc.
Sweet Potato and Filling
- 1 medium/large sweet potato
- heaping 1/2 cup corn and black bean salsa (I used Trader Joe’s Cowboy Caviar Salsa
- salt and pepper, optional and to taste
- heaping 1/4 cup shredded cheese blend (Mexican, Pepper Jack, Monterrey, vegan cheese
- 1 medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and de-seeded, reserving a small portion for garnishing
- 1/4 cup sour cream (or vegan sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (from about medium 1 lime)
- pinch salt, to taste
- water, if necessary
- cilantro, optional for garnishing
Sweet Potato and Filling:
- Pierce potato with fork a few times before cooking in microwave on high power for about 7 minutes (medium) to 10 minutes (large). Cook until fork tender and done; don’t overcook because potato will be broiled briefly. I micro 1 potato for 7- 10 minutes, and 2 potatoes for about 10-13 minutes. This varies by potato size and micro strength. Alternatively, roast potatoes in a 375F oven for about 45 minutes, or until fork tender and done.
- While potato is in micro, preheat oven to broiler setting.
- Remove potato from micro and slice in half lengthwise on a cutting board.
- Hollow out a center column of each half with a spoon. I don’t remove any flesh, but just redistribute it so the center column is a bit shallower to make room for the filling, and there’s more flesh built up around the edges.
- Place the halves on a non-stick baking sheet.
- Evenly divide the corn and bean salsa between each potato half.
- Optionally add salt and pepper to taste
- Evenly top each potato half with cheese.
- Broil for about 3 minutes, or just until cheese begins to melt and is bubbly. Keep a very close eye on them so they don’t burn.
- Remove from oven and set aside to cool momentarily. While potatoes cool, make the avocado crema.
- In the canister of a food processor or blender (mini food processors work great here), combine most of the avocado (reserving a small portion of chunks or slices for garnishing and set it aside), sour cream, lime juice, salt to taste, and blend until smooth and creamy. If mixture is thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
- Drizzle avocado creama over potato.
- Garnish with reserved avocado and optional cilantro.
Storage: Potatoes are best enjoyed warm and fresh. Extra avocado crema will keep airtight in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours, noting that some oxidation will occur.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 778Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 1343mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 18gSugar: 14gProtein: 28g
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Coconut Lime Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry — An EASY, one-skillet curry that’s ready in 20 minutes and tastes BETTER than a restaurant!! Juicy chicken and tender sweet potatoes simmer in a lime-scented coconut milk sauce that tastes AMAZING!
Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Buddha Bowl — A big ole round bowl full of goodness just like Buddha!! The bowls are fast, EASY, naturally vegan and gluten-free! If you need a HEALTHY recipe that tastes like comfort food, this is it!!
Sheet Pan Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chicken — EASY, HEALTHY, and a great way to enjoy roasted sweet potatoes in less time!! A DELISH one-pan juicy chicken dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes with zero cleanup!!
Sweet Potato and Chickpea Coconut Curry — An EASY one-skillet curry that’s ready in 30 minutes and is layered with so many fabulous flavors!! HEALTHY comfort food that tastes AMAZING!!
Mexican Sweet Potato and Black Bean Buddha Bowl – A HEALTHY and EASY alternative to a salad!! Loaded with Mexican-inspired ingredients and topped with a light lime-cumin vinaigrette! Ready in 20 minutes and perfect for MEAL PREPPING!!
Chili and Brown Sugar Spice Rub Chicken and Sweet Potatoes – An EASY sheet pan meal that’s ready in 30 minutes and loaded with layers of flavors from the spice rub – a mixture of chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, and more!!
With isolation I’ve been trying out quite a few of your recipes. I can honestly say anything I have made has come out great. This recipe was great, quick and easy, I’ve made it two days in a row!
Thanks for the 5 star review and glad this was great and that ALL of my recipes that you’ve tried have been coming out great. That is wonderful to hear!
This is a staple in my house for both lunch and dinner. I have been making it since you posted it. So EASY yet brilliant! Seriously.
So good! Especially the crema!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you!
Do you have any other super simple recipes like this? I always want to cook, but recipes contain so many ingredients that it gets hard. This is the perfect recipe!
Well I just posted this yesterday, this is a 15 minute recipe. And check the related recipes below the recipe, there are links to about 10 other things, all of which are 15-20 min recipes without many ingredients. Almost ALL of my my dinners, entrees, etc. are easy, with minimal prep and just a handful of ingredients.
I just made this and it was amazingly delicious! The microwave + broiler trick made it super easy too. I love your tricks, like foil lining the pan for easy cleanup, and now this. Thanks, Susan
Glad it worked out great for you and that you like my little tricks too :)
I LOVE that Cowboy Caviar from TJ’s!! Also, these might be the perfect food :)
Made this today and I have to say that this is defintely gonna get made again! Oh my goodness-so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
So glad you’re pleased and that you’ll make it again!
it look’s so divine, great and live color, i got to try this because it makes me drool only when i look at it, so crunchy and delicious
Stunning, stunning! I could go for 25 of these right about now.
I just made these for dinner and oh man they are more delicious than they look!!! And they looked amazing!! It was super quick, super easy and super filling…oh man I will be making this weekly!! My husband was amazed and is officially in love with sweet, sweet potatoes!
Thanks for another fab recipe,this is the third or forth recipe I have tried from your site and they have all been delicious. I’m a PB lover too!
Thanks for trying this recipe and glad to know that you and your hubs are both fans! Thanks for trying other recipes and glad they’ve all been successes!
I’ve made a similar dish to this before but never with avocado crema which sounds absolutely delicious! Will have to try this next time I’m cooking with sweet potatoes!
These stuffed potatoes sound so good!
I’m sure you have like 17 similar recipes on your site :)
This was so yummy! I used canned mexi corn and black beans and just tossed them with some home canned salsa. The avocado crema on top was delish! We also has some seasoned chicken breasts on top to make it more filling. This will definitely be added to our regular meal rotation. :)
Thanks for trying this, Ashley, and glad you loved it enough to put it into regular rotation! Wonderful to hear :)
Hi, I’m stopping by from the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training. These look absolutely delicious! I’m going to have to give these a try. Pinning now.
thanks for stopping by, saying hi, & pinning! :)
Eating this right now! So good and fast and easy!! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for trying it & glad you’re enjoying it! :)
Oh wow! With how crazy my diet has been lately and all the restrictions… I’m SO loving this one! Totally up my alley!!
I can only imagine the restrictions but glad this would work!
Oh man – you had me at “stuffed”! And how did you know that sweet potatoes are my ultimate weakness? I absolutely love this healthy twist!
I made these tonight and they went down so well!! Love all the southwestern flavors and it was a nice change for our usual sweetly topped sweet potatoes. I found some roasted corn salsa in the deli and added black beans. All so easy…and we have a batch of salad dressing too with the rest of the avocado. I think this is even easy enough for Jon to make later this week (he has said he’d like to do a little more cooking)! Oh–a little off topic but I roasted a spaghetti squash earlier today and just left it whole. OMG it is so much easier to deal with. I think I can safely say I’ll never cut a raw spaghetti squash again!
Glad that you loved these and they totally worked for you and that your salsa improv worked, as well as now having salad dressing with the extra crema! And yes the whole-roasting method…SO much easier! I do the same thing w/ kabocha, too. Just pop em in for 45 mins at 375. I test by squeezing, and then sometimes I will shut oven off and just let it sit in there for another 15 mins, depending on how the squeeze/firmness was. So easy and successful, EVERY time!
My mouth is watering all over the place for this deliciousness! YUM! Talk about flavorful :)
What a great idea!!! I love using things with sweet potatoes (not just because they add a natural sweetness) but because of the healthy nutrients they can add to your dish!
I love turning vegetables, especially sweet potatoes, into dinner. I had a baked sweet potato topped with diced avocado the other night. So good. I always bake my sweet potatoes but it takes way longer than 45 minutes – more like 90!
90 minutes to bake 1 sweet potato? They must be big or you’re baking on a lower temp. I know you’re oven is working properly because you’re a baker, so if that was wonky, you’d have looked into that already :)
I bake on 400. Some of the potatoes are rather big. I don’t know what the deal is. My ovens can be a bit strange. Some things bake faster than I expect, others slower, the top oven is different from the bottom. It’s crazy! And they’re only 2 years old!
Ok that does not sound right AT ALL. I can cook a huge 2-3 POUND squash at 375F in 45 mins.https://www.averiecooks.com/2013/12/how-to-roast-spaghetti-squash-and-12-healthy-squash-recipes.html kabocha, spaghetti, doesn’t matter. And sweet potatoes, even really big ones, are maybe .75 lbs, max. I seriously think you should get a 4.99 oven thermometer from the hardware store and see what it says. Something is off I think!
LOVE your savory recipes! I am definitely going to be on the lookout for the TJ’s salsa next time I’m there.
Thank you & yes you’ll love it!
I would totally eat the heck out of one of these for dinner. And who knew that stuffed potatoes could be so beautiful?! Dang!
You make some extremely gorgeous food out of like…brown rice. As plain as it can be yet you make it look like a supermodel :)
So stunningly beautiful, Avery! I’m with Trish on her comment that you make healthy food look so amazingly good! Your beautiful photo tells the story that lighting is key. So happy you got such great picture; pinning to Pinterest!
Thanks for the compliments and the pin!
I swear to you that I have been planning a twice baked sweet potato for ages. You truly inspire me. GREG
Well great minds think alike then :) And I am truly flattered that I inspire you! I feel like it’s the other way around! :)
Ok, first off. Gorgeous pictures! Secondly, LOVE Tex-Mex stuffed sweet potatoes. I am all over that cowboy cavier from Traders Joes and that Avocado Crema. Can’t wait to spice up my next sweet potatoes with your twist. Thanks Averie! Pinning and sharing on social media! :) Have a great weekend chica!
Thanks for the great comment, the pin, and hope you get to try these sometime! :)
How is it that you can make even healthy food look drool-worthy Averie? I must have stared at the pic for a full five minutes! Your lighting is just gorgeous! You’ve just inspired a trip to TJs this weekend. It’s been WAY too long :)
Thanks, Trish! Glad you love this recipe and thanks for the pin to the BHG board. I appreciate it! :) And I took my time with these photos and had to wait for the right lighting but glad I found it :)
That crema looks killer!
Perfect and wonderfully easy and healthy meal. Plus so beautifully presented! I would triple up on the avocado crema too! Pinned :)
Thanks for pinning and I love your idea to just triple up :)
Averie, I just saw this recipe real quick and just have to tell you how much I love it! I buy that cowboy caviar all the time. One of my favorite go-to Trader Joes products. Among many others, of course (like the dark chocolate peanut butter cups – yum!). Anyway, your photos are gorgeous here! What beautiful lighting. This is such a great meal for me when Kevin’s not home during the weekend I don’t feel like doing much work at all. Love the avocado crema, too!
I can’t even believe you’re taking the time to comment right now, Sally! Thank you!! I should have known you were a fan of Cowboy Caviar, too! And those lil dark choc PB cups, I can’t even buy those anymore :) The lighting…ahh, very first recipe I shot home from Aruba after being awake for almost 2 days and it turned out infinitely prettier than any I had shot all month there. Trust me when I say I was thrilled to see the lighting in these images, too :) Thanks for noticing!
such a gorgeous and fresh flavored treat…..loved loved loved it…so good,thanks for sharing :-)
Thanks for trying it, Kumar, and glad you loved it!
Oh gosh, this dinner is screaming my name! Sweet potatoes are the best and anything with a Mexican flair makes me swoon. Thanks for sharing, Averie! Have a lovely weekend.
I am feeling kind of icky these last few days — I need vitamins and spice!!! I think I found my fuss-free Friday dinner! This is really beautiful Averie. A savory recipe surprise over here! LOVE it.
Feel better and I have a soup recipe for Monday that you may like, too! I know exactly how you feel b/c colds, flus, and the ickies have been going around here, too!
Cowboy Caviar is awesome and I can not, unfortunately, find anything like it in stores around here! Also, corn salsa is to die for ! Miss it so much ! Love the recipe!
You can makeshift a bean/corn salsa by combining the two and then doctoring the seasonings up to your liking. Not as easy as cracking open a jar, but you can at least attempt it :)
These look absolutely stunning, all the colors and flavors I would love eating these!!
I never thought I’d think a sweet potato looked like a work of art! I’m always a fan of quick, healthy meals for weeknights after work – thank you!
a sweet potato looked like a work of art! <-- THANK you for the high compliment!
Wow … this looks really delicious, and healthy too! Avocado + sweet potato + beans sounds like one of the healthiest combinations you could come up with for a quick and easy meal!
And … I really love the colours in the photos!
Thanks for the photo compliments!
These are gorgeous and they might make me a sweet potato convert!
And I am so grateful you even pinned this, knowing you are NOT into them! Thank you, Dorothy!
I wish I would have seen this a few hours earlier it would have definitely been for dinner! Delish!
there’s always tomorrow :)
Oh wow…I’m practically drooling already. I’ll definitely have to try these sometime soon!
Love the name of that Trader Joe’s salsa haha and these sweet potatoes look awesome! Great job as usual Averie :)
Goodness gracious. These look to die for, Averie. Healthy and gooey and sweet potatoes and black beans and everything else in the food world that I love all in one dish? Yes. So sold. I’ve been wanting to try TJ’s cowboy caviar so this gives me the perfect excuse. Pinning!
Thanks for pinning & yes, try it. Cheap thrills. 2 bucks. LOL
Stunning! Also, can I come over for lunch?
Thank you for the sweetest comment reply earlier today – totally make my day :) and yes come over for lunch but bring those DIY Fritos and everything else like the pb/coconut cream stuff!!!
This: I could live on squash, steamed Brussels sprouts, and spoonfuls of Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter,
I dont have a family to feed and please though. :D
This looks like something i would devour though!
You would love this I think. So much texture and all veggies. I know you prefer squash to sweet potatoes but you could do it with squash (Im sure you already do!) And randomly saw like 25 mini kabocha at the REGULAR groc store last nite. So perfect. If I didnt still have like 7 HUGE ones…gah. See, in my mind, I swear that my reg groc store did carry them, but I guess they’re just highly seasonal. But the size was so perfect!
I’m obsessed with stuffed sweet potatoes. Definitely going to be making this recipe soon! We recently moved near a TJ’s too, so I can even get the right salsa. ;) Thanks so much for sharing.
Enjoy them when you get around to trying the recipe!
Yay, this looks awesome!! I’m on a strictly clean diet for awhile, so this is an idea I can easily adapt to fit my meal plans. Thank you!!
PERFECT mix of ingredients and colors. I especially love the sweet potato-avocado combination.
i want to smother that crema on everything…
You know… I’ve never tried stuffing a sweet potato. This looks fantastic!
Stuffed sweet potatoes are one of my most favorite dinners. These look killer, pinned!
Thanks for pinning!
These stuffed potatoes look fantastic, Averie! Love the toppings! Gorgeous pictures! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning, Anna!
This is such a great weeknight dinner idea! I’m so excited to try it!
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It would at least help you stay warm in that cold weather!
gorgeous! I am starved now
Yum! Pinned! I always look forward to your savory recipes, and this one has All the Amazing Things in it. My husband is *bound*to like sweet potatoes filled with beans, cheese, and avocado!
Thanks for saying you like my savory recipes & for the pin!
I love sweet potatoes. And I love Cowboy Caviar! It’s a win win!
Gorgeous pictures Averie :)
Glad you love the Cowboy Caviar, too!
Gorgeous! LOVE this savory recipe, Averie! We just adore sweet potatoes at our house and have them often…even for breakfast. Love all the fixin’s and cannot wait to make these. Looking forward to more savory recipes from you, too! Thanks for sharing!
Hope your new year is off to a great start, Stacy!
This is one of those simple, easy meals that I tend to forget about in the hustle and bustle of life. Pinned and thanks for the reminder, I have sweet potatoes in my pantry so I know what’s for dinner tonight. Those black beans are really making the photos pop!
Thanks, Katy, and hope you enjoy your dinner :)
It was delish! Used peanut sauce because I had no salsa – perfect easy meal after a long day at school. Thanks a bunch.
Oh I LOVE peanut sauce on sweet potatoes. Okay, I love peanut sauce on most anything :) but the salty/sweet/creamy texture and flavor just works so well. Thanks for trying this one the same day I posted it, Katy!! :)
These look so delicious, Averie! I’ve never tried the Cowboy Caviar but I’ve seen it and have wanted to try it. Sweet potatoes sound like the perfect vehicles for it!
It’s nice and thick, thicker than most corn/bean salsas, and more like a corn and bean ‘salad’, and perfect for things like this!
That cowboy caviar is a staple in our kitchen! Love simple, healthy recipes like this Averie. No fuss is where it’s at, especially on weeknights.
Glad you’re a fan too :)
Oh yum! These look satisfying and delicious. Must give it a try for my healthy start to the new year!
Sweet potatoes have never looked so good! I love black beans, corn, and especially avocados! I am such a Mexican at heart. What a gorgeous, delicious, and healthy meal, Averie!!
Ahh!! Love these!
You know I am an avocado freak, so these are just perfect!! I black beans, the sweet potatoes and them cream!! So good! Such a great meal, Averie!
Thanks for your reply about the avos, too. I think it’s your air there. It may be bad for cookie-baking and certain baking, but it’s great for avocados :)
Oh heck yes! Sweet potatoes are my go-to lunch because they are so easy to make. Everybody at work laughs because that’s all they ever see me eat. I love spicy and I love avocados…..is it lunchtime yet?
Well at least it’s healthy & predictable :)
We LOVE stuffed sweet potatoes! Such a great, healthy, easy meal. Your version looks divine. I need to make some of that avocado crema!
Ahh! This looks amazing! Anything that involves avocado and the word crema makes me giddy.
This is such a wonderful quick dinner idea (always need more of those!). Bookmarking this immediately for consumption soon ;)
Oh my goodies–be still my sweet potato loving heart. Usually I eat my sweet potatoes more on the sweet side–nope, now I have to try these!
LMK what you think!
OMG Averie!! I love everything about these. EVERY. Single. Thing! And an avocado crema? YES, with a straw. PINNED :)
I sense genuine excitement! and that’s awesome! Thank you for pinning and being excited (it’s nice when that happens on my non-dessert recipes!)
YUM!! these look soo delicious! not to mention easy and healthy! I love my sweet potatoes and this looks like a great way to switch it up :)
These are GENIUS! I am getting really tired of my plain, ol, sweet potatoes everyday for lunch…these looks soo much better and about 100x prettier! Yum!
Thanks, Taylor! And you eat them every day? Yes this will jazz things up!
This is going immediately on my ‘to make list’. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things ever and with the avocado crema? Yep, it’s done.
Great & LMK what you think!
I can’t wait to stuff a couple of sweet potatoes with this mixture!! These are going down in my kitchen this weekend without a doubt…and they do look hearty, filling, and totally delish. I get in such a pattern of topping sweet potatoes with cinnamon and butter (or PB or coconut butter) so I love this totally different direction. I think any leftover avocado crema will get some chipotle spice and become a southwestern salad dressing.
Thought of you the whole time I was making these b/c I know you love them and I honestly love cinnamon and butter (or PB or coconut butter) but I am trying to do a few more savory recipes and see how they go, so forced myself to think outside the box.
any leftover avocado crema will get some chipotle spice and become a southwestern salad dressing. = YES SO SMART!! It’s so good I personally can just eat it with a spoon b/c what are you really going to do with half an avo and half a lime, they don’t save well, so I just make a batch :)
These sweet potatoes look that delicious that they make me cry. No oven for 4 months! And that’s what I have to miss out on. I should really get into microwave preparation. I heard that you can make baked potatoes this way.
Yes honestly you can make this whole dish in the micro. Rather than broiling for 2 mins at the end like I do, just nuke for 1 min or so. You’re done! And yes, you can do ‘baked potatoes’ in the micro too!
Averie, my 3 year old would go nuts for these. After chocolate and peanut butter, avocado, sweet potatoes and cheese (and Mexican food) are his faves.
chocolate and peanut butter, avocado – he’s a smart kid :)
do you have my cookbook? I have a blender recipe for an avo mousse/chocolate pudding that uses those 3 things. SO GOOD!
WOW! These are like ALL of my favorite things within a single dish!!
It looks pretty simple too! Literally cannot wait to try!! I’ve gotten too used to eating sweet potatoes with peanut butter so this should make a great change! ;) Amazing photo too, so colorful.
Have a lovely week xo
Thanks, Tasha, for the photography compliments & I love my sweet pot’s with PB (or with coconut oil & cinnamon/sugar) but this is a nice diversion!
Yum! I look forward to when you do savory recipes because they are so straight forwards and easy. It is such a coincidence that I post a main meal savory recipe on my blog too. I guess it is a main meal kind of day!
I am dying over that topping it looks like confetti but for potato!
I think a big heaping of picked jalapeno peppers and a beer would go down treat with these
Stunning colours and photos Averie!
confetti but for potato is an accurate description! It’s also great on chips (or just by the spoonful!)
And I have a bunch of savory recipes to post for the next few weeks. I was in need of a changeup, and glad to hear they’re appreciated! Pickled jalapeno peppers would be great here. And I will go with a hard lemonade with this one instead of beer :)
I am obsessed with the trader joe’s corn salsa, so much so that I have never tried any of their other ones! Will have to pick up a cowboy caviar next time…
This looks amazing!
It’s REALLY good! If you already like their salsas, you will love that one! It’s got a kick to it and so much texture. Perfect really with anything!
I have to try this recipe out! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things ever. And all your other sweet potato recipes before winter is over. Thanks for sharing this with us!
I hope winter ends soon. Let’s hope at least :)
I don’t know why I haven’t learned yet NOT to check your site at midnight because it always makes me super hungry. Of course, your sweet recipes are your most popular, but I love the savory ones just as much. Thanks! :)
For the next couple weeks, I have a few savory recipes already lined up (already cooked and photographed). Honestly, I get so many ppl who tell me what you told me, so statistically my sweets do better, BUT…from a “I am actually making this” perspective, I think the savory ones really hold their own. Plus, I don’t have to donate yet another pan of bars to strangers when I make something like this. :)