These southwestern-inspired stuffed candy potatoes are scrumptious, easy to make, and wholesome all on the identical time (one thing that’s exhausting to realize!). Baked candy potatoes are topped with a scrumptious southwestern mixture of black beans, corn, radish, purple onion, and cilantro. 

These stuffed candy potatoes come collectively in about 30 minutes – and the perfect half is that they’re straightforward to make, wholesome, and filled with tons of taste. This recipe is vegetarian, however you may at all times add a aspect of grilled rooster (utilizing this chicken marinade) or grilled steak (utilizing this steak marinade).

Baked sweet potatoe covered in toppings with a side of avocado sauce

One of many questions I ceaselessly get in my inbox is easy methods to create wholesome meals which can be each filling and cheap. Maintaining a healthy diet typically has the stereotype of being costlier and fewer filling. Truthfully, it typically could be, however it doesn’t should be.

My response is mostly one thing to the impact of “eat extra greens and beans.” Greens and beans are typically cheap, are clearly wholesome, and it’s straightforward to make them style good. Plus, you can also make a TON of recipes with simply greens and beans. 

And whereas we’re speaking greens, candy potatoes are one in every of my favorites. They’re very filling and style so good! Over the following couple of months I’ll be sharing Three totally different variations of stuffed candy potatoes beginning, after all, with these southwestern impressed candy potatoes. 

Image of the sweet potato halves that go in these baked sweet potatoes

So with that, let’s bounce into these southwestern stuffed candy potatoes!

The way to make stuffed candy potatoes

  • Bake the potatoes: wrapping potatoes in foil and cooking within the oven can take 1+ hours. Ain’t no one bought time for that! At the moment we’re slashing that bake time in half. We do this by slicing the potatoes in half, and inserting them instantly within the oven (no foil). The uncovered flesh of the candy potato will get deliciously caramelized because it bakes face down on the tray. You’ll be amazed how a lot higher the potatoes style AND they’re simpler/faster
  • Assemble the topping: whereas the potatoes are baking, we’ll assemble the topping combine & sauce making. This comes collectively rapidly, making this meal a true 30-minute prep and cook dinner time (yay!).
  • Make the sauce: this scrumptious chipotle mayo is straightforward to make and could be prepped proper after the topping is assembled. It’s additionally very straightforward to make this sauce as scorching or gentle as you’d like!
  • Eat: Break up the baked candy potatoes a bit with a fork, spoon on some topping, and end with ridiculous quantities of the chipotle mayo. Add any of your favorites: contemporary lime, a spoonful of guacamole, or some contemporary pico de gallo.

Shot of radishes and grilled corn

Variation Concepts

It’s very straightforward so as to add in some variation to those stuffed candy potatoes. Listed here are just a few recommendations:

  • Beans: swap out the black beans for pinto beans and even white beans
  • Corn: contemporary is at all times finest, however canned/frozen works nice too. You probably have contemporary corn I’d suggest grilling it! For canned/frozen, attempt pan roasting it. Within the winter I purchase frozen corns on the cobs (pictured above) and grill these on a fuel grill or on a grill pan.
  • Additions: it’s straightforward so as to add (or substitute different components) with some chopped roma or cherry tomatoes, a chopped roasted purple pepper, and/or a diced poblano, inexperienced, or candy bell pepper. (See how to cut a bell pepper right here).

Dietary Modifications

  • Dairy free: to make this a dairy free recipe omit the cheese
  • Vegan: to transform this to a vegan recipe, omit the cheese and use vegan mayo instead of the common mayo.
  • Complete 30: make this with out the chipotle sauce. As a substitute high with a superb spoonful of guac!

Overhead shot of ingredients used for topping

The way to meal prep

  • Bake sufficient candy potatoes for the week: This after all is predicated on what number of you’d prefer to eat that week (I wouldn’t suggest holding baked potatoes previous every week). Let the potatoes fully cool and package deal in separate containers.
  • Put together the topping and sauce: relying on what number of servings you’ll be prepping, you would possibly need to double each the topping and sauce. Retailer the topping and sauce in separate containers. If utilizing the cheese, retailer it individually from the topping and sauce. If utilizing guacamole, I’d suggest shopping for particular person pre-made guacamoles (like wholly avocado) and including one container into your packed lunch a day.
  • Assemble the stuffed candy potato: heat the candy potato once more, add the topping, cheese, sauce, and luxuriate in!

Shot of baked sweet potatoes covered in southwestern topping

Serve these stuffed candy potato alongside

Word on serving sizes: the precise serving sizes of this recipe significantly relies upon/varies on just a few elements: the dimensions of your candy potatoes, how a lot topping you’re including to every potato, and naturally particular person appetites (I discover these extraordinarily filling, so one closely loaded half is sufficient for me!)

Southwestern Stuffed Candy Potatoes

These southwestern-inspired stuffed candy potatoes are scrumptious, easy to make, and wholesome all on the identical time (one thing that is exhausting to realize!). Baked candy potatoes are topped with a scrumptious southwestern mixture of black beans, corn, radish, purple onion, and cilantro. Word on prep time: whereas the whole time signifies 50 minutes, you may put together all the pieces else WHILE the potatoes bake for about 30 minutes, so it truly is nearer to a 30 minute meal 🙂 


Dinner, lunch



Key phrase:

stuffed candy potatoes

Servings: 6 crammed candy potato HALVES

Energy: 368 kcal

Writer: Chelsea


  • 3
    medium (10-11 ounces EACH)
    candy potatoes,
    washed and lower in half lengthwise
  • 1
    olive oil
  • 1/4
    diced purple onion
    (Word 1)
  • 1
    minced garlic
  • 1
    can (15 ounces)
    fire-roasted corn,
    drained (Word 2)
  • 1
    can (15 ounces)
    black beans,
    drained and rinsed
  • 1
    finely chopped jalapeno,
  • 1/2
    thinly sliced radish
  • 1
    lime juice
  • 1/3
    finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4
    teaspoon EACH:
    floor cumin, superb sea salt, freshly cracked pepper
  • Optionally available: guacamole, extra contemporary lime juice


  • 1/2
    full-fat common mayo
  • 1
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1
    smoked paprika
  • 1-2
    adobo SAUCE (from a can of chipotles)


  1. SWEET POTATOES: Preheat the oven to 400 levels F. Whereas oven is preheating, prep the candy potatoes. Scrub the potatoes, lower them precisely in half (lengthwise), and place on a big sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes after which rub the oil onto either side of the potatoes. Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of salt evenly over the flesh aspect of the potatoes after which place the potatoes flesh aspect DOWN. Sprinkle about 1/Four teaspoon salt evenly over the pores and skin of the potatoes. Bake for 30-37 minutes (relying on dimension of potatoes/private desire for tenderness) or till pores and skin seems shriveled and potatoes are tender. A 5-6 ounce potatoes will cook dinner in round 25-27 minutes, 6-Eight ounce potatoes round 30 minutes, and 9-11 ounce potatoes round 33-37 minutes.

  2. TOPPING: In a big bowl, mix the diced purple onion, minced garlic, corn, black beans, jalapeno, radish, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix. Style and alter salt/pepper to non-public desire. Put aside.

  3. SAUCE: In a small bowl, whisk collectively all the sauce components. Begin with solely including 1 teaspoon of the SAUCE (liquid surrounding the precise chipotles) from the can of chipotles. Add extra of the sauce till you’ve got reached your required warmth desire. You may even add a half or full chipotle pepper from the can should you like quite a lot of warmth. Simply chop it up after which mix with the opposite components. Season sauce to style with salt (I add 1/Eight teaspoon salt).

  4. ASSEMBLE: as soon as candy potatoes are fork tender, take away from the oven. Flip the potatoes flesh aspect up and smash down the insides slightly bit with a fork. Then add the filling, loads of sauce, and some other non-obligatory additions (guacamole, extra contemporary lime). Serve instantly.

Recipe Notes

Word 1: to remove the “chunk” of purple onions, soak them in a cup of chilly water for about 10 minutes. Drain properly and add to the combination.

Word 2: when you have contemporary corn you should use it right here! Grill up 2 ears of corn (grill pan or grill) and lower off the cob after which add. OR roast common canned corn or frozen corn in a skillet. Let cool fully earlier than including to the opposite components.

Nutrition Facts for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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