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Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins-1 hr
  • Total Time: 55 mins-1 hr 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove-Top, Baking


Easy roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with taco meat and your favorite taco toppings.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1-pound ground turkey or chicken
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Diced avocado, plain Greek yogurt, salsa, cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, for topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Poke each sweet potato with a fork several times. Wrap each sweet potato in aluminum foil. Place them on a baking sheet or dish. Bake 45-60 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Let them slightly cool, then carefully unwrap them. Use a knife to split the top of each sweet potato open, pulling back the peel. Transfer each to a plate.
  3. In the meantime, heat the oil in a large skillet to medium heat. Add the ground turkey or chicken and cook 5-7 minutes or until browned, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add the black beans.
  4. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes (if using). Add ¼ cup water and bring the taco meat to a simmer.
  5. Spoon the taco meat over the sweet potatoes and top with desired toppings. Serve immediately.


Substitution Tips: Try with ground beef instead of chicken or turkey. Try with crumbled firm tofu or another can of black or pinto beans to make it vegetarian.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 492mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 21mg

Keywords: taco, tacos, taco tuesday, sweet potato, dinner