These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are my go-to single gal dinner. Here’s a run down on how to make these tasty stuffed spuds with some of my favorite combos!
True Life: I used to hate sweet potatoes.
Not just hate…. but loathe. I basically would rather have eaten sand than a sweet potato.
I even gave them first billing on the EW List I compiled when I first started blogging.
These days, however, we’re pretty hot and heavy.
“If you’re going to take that up to your room you better leave the door OPEN!” kind of hot and heavy.
I should expect a nice orange glow of a tan any day now b/c of the sheer volume of these things I put away each week. If you told me a year ago I would be this head over heels I would have laughed in your face. If you told me this 6 months ago… I would have insisted I only like them in french fry form. Yet now… now I’ll fight you for the last sweet potato in the grocery store. Life is funny like that.
So did I have a point with all this? Yes! Make these! After tweeting/instagramming about a zillion of these babies, I decided they needed another post to call their own. They’re kind of a big deal in my kitchen these days. Especially this one.
savory stuffed sweet potatoes
So… do you want to get in on the action? (say yes!) Here are some of my favorite add-ons to get you started:
- black beans
- pinto beans
- roasted veggies
- grilled or sautéed veggies
- grated cheese
- greek yogurt or sour cream
- fresh tomatoes
- pico de gallo
- salsa verde
- black bean salsa
- jalapeños (pickled or plain)
- grilled or raw onion
- grilled or raw bell peppers
- salsa chicken
- pulled pork or shredded chicken
- ground beef or turkey crumbles
- pickled red onion
- avocado salsa
- chipotle corn salsa (copycat recipe)
- crushed tortilla chips
Here are a few of my favorite stuffed sweet potato combos:
I’m OBSESSED with this stuffed sweet potatoes! Though I made mine a meal, you can absolutely serve these kale spiked sweet potatoes as a side dish to pair with your favorite protein. A little swap of the bacon will also make these vegetarian to boot!
Easy, cheesy, and insanely delicious, these gluten-free Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a fantastic lunch or dinner any day of the week!
These spicy and saucy vegetarian Buffalo Chickpea Sweet Potatoes are super easy to make and oh so delicious! A few simple swaps can also make them vegan if you’re looking for a plant based version.
Aiming to eat more veggies? Load up on the good stuff by topping baked sweet potatoes with all your favorite taco ingredients. Bonus points for sneaking veggies into the taco filling too! These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are naturally gluten free and easily made vegan, vegetarian, or paleo.
These quick and easy Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect use for leftover chili! This gluten-free meal is easily made vegan, vegetarian, or t-rex!
If you get a chance to whip up one of your own savory stuffed sweet potatoes, let m know!
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