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5 from 6 votes

Southwestern Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southwestern
Servings: 4
Author: Gaby

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.