This healthy stuffed sweet potatoes recipe can be served as a light lunch, for dinner, or as a vegan side dish! Filled with black beans, corn and other delicious fillings, these tasty and easy stuffed sweet potatoes are so simple to make, you're going to want to add them to your regular rotation.
Wash and scrub sweet potatoes, place them on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a fork slides easily into the potatoes. If you have an Instant Pot, you can pressure cook the sweet potatoes instead, by following these directions.
When the potatoes have about 10-15 minutes left of baking time, prepare the filling :
Heat oil or water in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 2 minutes (if using water instead of oil, continue adding water as needed).
Add the black beans and corn to the skillet and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add the chili powder and salt, cook for another minute and remove from heat.
Remove sweet potatoes from oven, let cool slightly, and cut each in half, lengthwise.
Scrape the insides of the sweet potato halves with a fork so the insides can easily be scooped out. (See image above)
Assemble the Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:
Divide the black bean and corn filling evenly between the potatoes.
Top with diced avocado, diced tomatoes, and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
Please read through all info and tips above before making this recipe.
These stuffed sweet potatoes are best when served fresh, but if you'd like to save leftovers, or make them ahead, refrigerate everything separately and then when ready to serve, heat everything and assemble. Prepare the garnishes right before serving.
Be sure to line your baking sheet with parchment paper or foil since sweet potatoes release a sticky sugar when baking, this will make cleanup easier.
Nutrition info is based on 1 of 4 servings of the recipe prepared as written, using water to cook the filling. Nutrition info is only to be used as a rough guide. Click to learn how nutrition info is calculated on this website.