Twice Baked Southwestern Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Twice Baked Southwestern Sweet Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Twice Baked Southwestern Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are baked twice for softer and more creamy sides that’s loaded with filling beans, corn, and queso fresco!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • medium sweet potatoes
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½medium red onion,diced
  • ½green bell pepper,diced
  • 1cupblack beans,rinsed well
  • ½cupsweet corn,fresh or frozen
  • 1cupqueso fresco,crumbled
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • fresh cilantro,for garnish
  • chorizo,browned
  • pickled jalapenos
  • sour cream
  • scallions,diced

Instructions

  1. Poke some holes in the sweet potatoes with a fork.

  2. Bake them at 375 degrees F for 45 to 60 minutes until they are very tender and give easily to a fork poke.*

  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, followed by onions, bell pepper, black beans, and sweet corn.

  4. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the vegetables soften, but aren’t browned at all. Remove from heat.

  5. When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, split them open with a knife and use a fork to mash up the sweet potato flesh.

  6. Once the sweet potato flesh is mashed, add some queso fresco to each potato and divide the sautéed filling among the potatoes. Top with any extra cheese, if desired.

  7. Bake the sweet potatoes for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.

  8. Serve with chorizo, jalapeno, sour cream, or just a sprinkle of chopped fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • *Alternatively, microwave the potatoes for two 5-minute intervals on high. They will be very hot after they come out, and the skin won’t be quite as good as the baked version, but it works well for this recipe.
  • Leftover stuffed sweet potatoes will store well in the fridge for 4 to 5 days and reheat best in the oven.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 437.27kcal
  • Fat: 11.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.69g
  • Trans Fat: 0.26g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.14g
  • Fiber: 12.87g
  • Sugar: 9.94g
  • Protein: 19.24g
  • Cholesterol: 21.04mg
  • Sodium: 462.34mg
  • Calcium: 283.91mg
  • Potassium: 1362.74mg
  • Iron: 3.65mg
  • Vitamin A: 1118.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.19mg
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