Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Tex-Mex Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

If you love sweet potatoes, you'll love this Tex-Mex stuffed version. MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 3, 2017


sweet potatoes
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
small red onions, finely diced
cloves garlic, minced
small red chile pepper, minced (or jalapeño)
ear corn, kernels removed
tablespoons ground cumin
tablespoons chili powder
cups baby spinach
can (14.5 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
cup Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
cup shredded cheddar cheese
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
scallion, finely sliced


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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for about an hour and 20 minutes, or until potato is cooked through and can be pierced with a fork (check at the 60 minute mark).
  • 2
    Set aside to cool while you prepare the filling.
  • 3
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add the onions and sauté 3 minutes. Add the chile and garlic; sauté another minute. Add the corn and sauté another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the seasonings and sauté 1 minute. Add the baby spinach and sauté to wilt, 2 minutes. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, and scoop out the innards with a spoon. Place the innards in a large bowl. Add the corn mixture to the bowl, as well as the beans and yogurt. Give a good stir to combine until smooth.
  • 5
    Evenly spoon the filling back into the sweet potato boats and top with shredded cheese.
  • 6
    Switch the oven to broil, slide the potatoes back in until the cheese is browned and bubbly.
  • 7
    Garnish with sliced scallions and serve immediately!

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More About This Recipe

  • Guess what's sweeter 'n a sweet pertater? A Texi-Mexi stuffed sweet pertater! You're already totally annoyed with me. I loooooove sweet potatoes. I was eating them for like, hours and days and months in a row until my husband called me out. He thinks they're pretentious. Is that not the weirdest thing you've ever heard? He also doesn't like cheese, sooooo yeaaaaah. Anyway, my favorite thing to do ever is to Tex-Mex food. Add some black beans, corn, Mexican spices, shredded cheddar and you've just diddly done Texi-Mexi'd! You're annoyed again. Grab a couple of sweet potatoes, corn, yogurt, onions, spices, some cheese, spinach, black beans, a red chile pepper and garlic.So good, I'd advise you to make this. More Stuffed Potatoes Potato, potahto...however you say it, make sure you stuff 'em full of tasty ingredients like these stuffed potato recipes.
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