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close up of a taco stuffed sweet potato on a baking sheet that has been topped with sour cream, cilantro, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, and lettuce
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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect, filling, healthy dinner recipe! They will leave you feeling full and satisfied; the best sweet potato recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potato
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes washed and scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean (read here about using ground beef)
  • 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed
  • taco toppings (read here to see what toppings I recommend)


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Poke the sweet potatoes several times with a fork. Rub with a 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes or until it is easy to pierce them with a skewer.
  • Towards the end of the cooking time for the potatoes, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the ground turkey and break it up, browning it.
  • Drain any excess grease. Add in the taco seasoning, and then add in the tomato sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans.
  • When the potatoes are done, slice them down the middle and push the ends towards each other to open them up. Gently mash the insides with a a fork. Top with the taco meat and beans and add your favorite taco toppings.