loaded sweet potatoes

4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients

FOR THE SWEET POTATOES AND BEANS

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
  • ½ avocado, diced for garnish

FOR THE YOGURT SAUCE

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ lime, zest and juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub 4 medium sweet potatoes in 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Prick with a fork and roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until soft and fork tender.
  • In the meantime, make the yogurt sauce. Combine in a small bowl 1 cup yogurt, zest and juice from ½ lime, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, and ½ teaspoon ground cumin. Season to taste with salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • For the filling, start by toasting in a dry skillet ½ teaspoon ground cumin until fragrant. Add 1 can black beans and stir until warmed through. Squeeze juice from ½ lime over beans and top with 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro. Season to taste with salt.
  • To assemble the loaded potatoes, cut down the middle and stuff with the spiced black beans. Finish by topping with yogurt sauce, chopped cilantro, and diced avocado.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • Serve with corn on the cob and some fresh watermelon to complete this meal.

SWAP SUGGESTIONS

  • Sweet Potato: Swap for classic russet potatoes.
  • Protein: Sauté 1 lb. ground turkey or chicken with the black bean filling.

MAKE AHEAD

  • Make yogurt sauce, roast sweet potatoes and make black bean filling up to 3 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and rewarm before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 1194mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 32122IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg