These Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a hearty and filling vegetarian dinner! They are super easy to make and full of flavor. Don’t you just love sweet potatoes? Talk about a versatile spud. It can be everything from breakfast, to dessert, to the star of a soup, to a side dish, to a main course. And it just happens to be a superfood filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and disease fighting components.
Today I stuff a sweet ‘tater southwest style. Add a little side salad and you’ve got yourself a meal. Use smaller potatoes and it can be a side dish, too.
Now this recipe, as written is easy, but not quick. The only thing making it not quick is baking the sweet potato in the oven. This takes about an hour if you are using the really big ones. The rest of the prep in the recipe? 10 minutes. Tops.
If you want to cut down on the sweet potato cooking time, try these Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes!
I prefer to bake the sweet potatoes in the oven (so the skin gets a little crispy), but if you want to turn this into a really fast weeknight meal and use the microwave, I won’t judge you. The darn microwave is my nemesis. I want to kick it to the curb, but what busy mom can resist having something like a sweet potato that takes an hour to cook in the oven ready in 10 minutes? If you use the microwave, this easy recipe turns into a super fast, easy recipe.
How to Make Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
I used a prepared salsa in this recipe to make it as easy as possible. What kind of salsa you use can obviously alter the flavor profile you end up with. You can use a chunkier one if you’d like chunks of tomato, or a smoother one if you’d like them to blend in. You can make this spicier or mild depending on what salsa you use, as well.
My kids, of course, won’t eat any kind of potato stuffed with anything, so they get this meal deconstructed. I keep telling myself I won’t deconstructing their meals when they’re in high school. Right? Right?!!
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You may also love this Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe!
This recipe was first published in 2015. The post was updated with a video in 2019.