Cheesy, spicy twice baked sweet potatoes are a complete meal for one. So simple to throw together and stuff with tasty fillings when you’re short on time and ingredients. Healthy and satisfying!
Ever since my friend Kelley encouraged me to try cooking with sweet potatoes in November last year, I’ve become hooked! My mom never fed us sweet potatoes as kids, so they were never really on my radar. Once I was forced to use them, I ended up falling in love….with a caveat.
I like my sweet potatoes spicy.
I’m not into the brown sugar and marshmallows, I’m more about chili pepper+natural sweetness combo. If you’ve never eaten them like this, you should try it.
Twice Baked Sweet Potato For 1 (or more)!
Once again The Hubs is out of town so I’m eating for one. I got a sweet potato at the farmers market and figured I might be able to turn it into a complete meal. I scoured my fridge/pantry for what I could stuff it with. Can of black beans? A few leftover scallions? Cheese? The plan was coming together.
This recipe is so easy to multiply if you’re not the only one home. It would also be easy to turn into more of a DIY fillings bar. Each member of your family can add whatever they like to the filling and everyone gets their own personalized twice baked sweet potato.
Sweet potatoes are super healthy, packed with minerals and vitamins and are an excellent source of fiber. This is the type of cheesy, indulgent meal you can really feel good about.
If you give this recipe a try, I’d love to see it! Tag me @betsylife on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll share your creations!
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
Cheesy, spicy twice baked sweet potatoes are a complete meal for one. So simple to throw together and stuff with tasty fillings when you're short on time and ingredients. Healthy and satisfying!
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1/2 cup black beans rinsed and drained
- 2 scallions thinly sliced
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
- 1/2 avocado diced
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes all over the sweet potato with a fork. Bake directly on the oven rack for about 45 minutes or until soft.
Cut a slit in the potato and carefully scoop out the flesh, reserving the skin. In a small bowl mash sweet potato. Stir in black beans, scallions, chili powder, and cumin until well combined. Scoop the mixture back into the potato skin and top with shredded pepper jack cheese.
Place the potato on a baking sheet coated in foil. Put the potato back in the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Top with diced avocado and cilantro. Serve.
This recipe can easily be multiplied for the number of people you're serving