Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

It’s time for another tasty edition of Loooooooove Your Leftovers! If I can help even just a few of my snobbiest of leftover snob friends out in the process, then I consider this one a total win.

Our last leftover re-mix featured turning Taco Night leftovers into a deliciously speedy Taco Soup. Trust me, you’ve got to try it! The variations are endless and since we’re essentially making a taco soup out of all our favorite taco night components, it’s a recipe for success!

Since I posted my go-to healthy chili recipe yesterday it seemed only fitting that I share my absolute favorite thing to do with the leftovers:

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I should note that I’m fighting the urge to abandon ship on this post so I can make one right now! We made another huge pot of chili Sunday because the last batch didn’t last nearly as long as I had hoped it would – we devoured it! I’ll hold out a few minutes longer so I can get this recipe into your face.

Feel free to whip these up any which way you desire, by the way. It’s more of a meal idea than a strict recipe and can be tweaked to fit any dietary guidelines. From vegetarian to vegan to t-rex and, of course, they’re gloriously gluten-free!

Ready to stuff some veggies into veggies!? Of course you are!

Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 1 serving

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are a great way to use up leftover chili the next day! Make one for lunch or serve the whole family by turning this tasty dish into a sweet potato bar with all your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 heaping cup of leftover chili [recipe]
  • all your favorite toppings!
  • TOPPING OPTIONS:
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • salsa or pico de gallo
  • guacamole or diced avocado
  • sliced or diced jalapenos
  • crushed tortilla chips
  • crumbled corn bread
  • fritos corn chips
  • hot sauce
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh parsley
  • chopped green onion
  • black beans
  • any and all veggies you can get your hands on
  • I USED:
  • 1 ounce grated cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Sriracha chili sauce

Instructions

  1. Microwave [or bake!] your sweet potato until it's hot and fluffy and reheat your chili.
  2. Slice vertically and pinch the sides to create a bowl in the center.
  3. Fill with a piping hot scoop of your favorite chili and pile on the toppings!
  4. Now grab a fork and dig in!
  5. How easy was that!?

Notes

I wrote out the instructions for one, but feel free to make 2, 3, even four of these sassy spuds! I typically keep all the ingredients on hand and have them for super speedy lunches throughout the week. They can also be prepped for grab and go work lunches!

Let’s get a little up close and personal, shall we?

Healthy Vegetarian Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Don’t forget the homemade cornbread!

Ahhh I want one now!

Make sure you whip up a delicious batch of your favorite chili (or your new favorite – my chili recipe!) and make one of these killer spuds, stat! Or two. Or three…

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with a chili stuffed sweet potato!

No chili handy? No problem! You can still partake in some stuffed spud action with any and all of your favorite leftovers. Here are a few more of my favorite recipes to stuff into a spud:

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This delicousness is part of my Love Your Leftovers blog series.

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Comments

  • Carmen

    Your chilli stuffed sweet potatoes have had me hooked for the past 2 years — I cook chilli with them in mind! I freeze individual portions of chilli just so we can have these delicioso sweet ‘taters whenever the urge grabs us! 🙂

    • Jenn

      So happy to hear it Carmen! And I kind of want to jump through the computer and give you a hug for reading my blog for so long! Thanks lady! <3

  • I’m not really a fan of stuffed potatoes, but stuffed sweet potatoes? Count me in! I’ll definitely have to make this over the weekend.

    • Jenn

      Stuffed sweet potatoes are a total winner – and so full of flavor! I hope you love it Mary! <3

  • Tara

    I love the leftover posts! Keep them coming please! I made the healthy chili tonight and tomorrow we are having chili stuffed baked potatoes (Idaho). I’m going try try the taco soup recipe next time I have a taco night… Can’t wait ?

    • Jenn

      You totally just made my night Tara! So glad you love the leftover posts because I have a few more planned! <3 Hope you're loving the chili - the leftovers were even better than the first day!

  • This is a GENIUS idea!

    • Jenn

      Thanks pretty lady! 🙂

  • I love using leftovers…especially in tasty recipes like this one! 🙂

    • Jenn

      Aw thanks Maureen! <3 Long live leftovers!

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