Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes


Total Time:

1 hour 10 minutes



Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes. Are you as pumped as me? I have a feeling today is going to be epic!

Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes from (@whatsgabycookin)

In our house we stock sweet potatoes like onions, garlic and cheese. So basically, we’re never without a few on hand. I use them for fries, sautés, mashes… you name it! I’m particularly obsessed with stuffing them. Especially when it involves corn, black beans, salsa and cheese (just a handful of my favorite ingredients!) which is exactly what I’m doing today!

These Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes are going to be a staple this year, I can tell. And they feel like the PERFECT way to kick off the official start of fall!

Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 4


  • 4 Orange Sweet Potatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen charred corn
  • 1 cup cooked black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup salsa What's Gaby Cooking Salsa is preferred : )
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese plus extra for sprinkling
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Optional Garnishes:

  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Using a knife or a fork, carefully poke holes all over the sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet and transfer to the heated oven. Bake for 50-60 minutes until fork tender.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and slice them open. Scoop out a bit of the inside to make room for the stuffing.
  • Season the interior with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the corn, black beans, cheese, salsa, red onions, chives and cilantro and toss to combine.
  • Using a spoon, stuff each sweet potato with equal parts of the mixture until majorly overflowing. Add extra cheese on top.
  • Transfer the stuffed sweet potatoes back into the oven and let bake for another 10 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and sprinkle with optional garnishes. Serve immediately.

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  2. Heather Christo

    GAhhhhh!!! this makes eating healthy look easy and delicious Gaby!!

  3. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh my goodness, YES. I need a big batch of these in my life… and my belly! Love all those colorful and vibrant flavors packed into a sweet potato. Healthy and delish!

  4. Emily @ Life on Food

    This is my go to dinner when I am home by myself.

  5. Julie @ Table for Two

    Omg, I’m so hungry looking at this right now!! The perfect dinner or lunch!

  6. Katie | The Surly Housewife

    Love simple meat free dinners like this. Looks amazing! Pinned 🙂

  7. cheri

    Hi Gaby, just saw your video, so cute! We love sweet potatoes at our house. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Monika

    I LOVE sweet potatoes, and can you believe have never prepared them this way. That will be remedied TONIGHT!! So excited to try this.

  9. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    I LOVE the colors, flavors and the fact it’s on a a sweet potato!

  10. Aggie

    I’m kind of obsessed with sweet potatoes right now. Love this savory stuffed version!

  11. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    OK – I have been dreaming of these since you posted on Instagram a while back. Seriously brilliant. I cannot wait to make these. Why oh why have I never made a loaded sweet potato! Great recipe.

  12. leslie

    Ohhhh I have never thought to load up sweet potatoes with anything other than cinnamon butter! This looks like a much better option 😉

  13. katie

    Just got some California sweet potatoes in my CSA box and putting them right to work with this recipe. Love it.

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  16. Lindsay Cotter

    This might be the only way my husband will eat a sweet potato! God bless you! Cause I adore them

  17. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Stuffed sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things ever. I always keep sweet potatoes around, too. So versatile! Great way to kick off Fall!

  18. Monika

    These look positively bursting with flavor. I love EVERYTHING about these and can’t wait to add them into our rotation.

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  20. Cynthia

    5 stars
    You posted this recipe back in 2014!! Still relevant and ULTRA delish in 2020! Thanks Gabs! <3

  21. Lauren

    5 stars
    One of our weekly go to dinners! I thought I would miss a meat in this dish but I don’t! It is amazing