Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes


December 11, 2020 By: Comments
Tagged: Dinner Dinner. Beans Beans. Sides Sides. Sweet Potato Sweet Potato. Yogurt Yogurt. Mexican Mexican. Cheese Cheese. Quick & Easy Quick & Easy. Healthy Dinner Healthy Dinner. Affordable Dinner Affordable Dinner. Onions Onions. Lunch Lunch. Corn Corn. Baked Baked.
Prep:
10 minutes
Cook:
30 minutes
Serves:
4
Choosing healthier options doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice flavor or eating the foods you love. This Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes puts that to the test. Bringing together the family favorites of loaded potatoes and taco night, this dish brings a fiesta of flavors to the dinner table. Plus, it’s a meal you can feel good about feeding your family since these sweet potatoes are filled with veggies, turkey bacon and topped with Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. And if you want to add a little more protein, chop up some rotisserie chicken for a quick, easy and delicious addition.

Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Set aside.
    Cut sweet potatoes with scooped out flesh, on baking sheet
  2. Heat tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the turkey bacon and cook until crisp. Remove from the skillet. Once cool, crumble and set aside
  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and add onion, jalapeño, and garlic. Sauté until the onions have softened, about 7 minutes. Add the black beans, corn kernels, salt, chili powder, ground cumin, reserved sweet potato flesh, and crumbled turkey bacon. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.
    cooked Sweet potato filling in cast iron skillet, onion, jalapeño, garlic, black beans, corn kernels, salt, chili powder, ground cumin, reserved sweet potato flesh, crumbled turkey bacon
  4. Spoon filling into sweet potato skins and top with pepper jack cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the center is hot and the cheese is melted.
    Baked sweet potatoes with filling and melted cheese on baking sheet, spatula, cilantro red bell pepper, onion
  5. Top with sliced avocado and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Tip: Feel free to substitute any canned beans you like for the black beans in this recipe.