While we enjoy eating potatoes year-round, there’s something particularly special about eating sweet potatoes in the autumn. Not only are these super spuds high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the human body, but they also provide the antioxidant vitamins C and E, as well as vitamin B6, potassium, and manganese.
While sweet potatoes can be enjoyed in a number of different ways, we’re particularly fond of tucking into stuffed sweet potatoes when we need a dose of comfort and good-for-you fuel. Not only are stuffed sweet potato recipes quick and easy, they’re extremely versatile, so you could have a different variation of the meal every night of the week and never feel like you’re eating the same thing.
We’ve searched through our Food Monster App to showcase some of our favorite and most interesting stuffed sweet potato recipes for you to try this season. Let us know which ones are your faves in the comments below!
These Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed With Turmeric Hummus are simple, grain-free, and packed with nutrition. It involves using turmeric hummus as one of the baked sweet potato fillings. After baking sweet potatoes whole, stuff them with a healthy slathering of the hummus, a fresh green salad of spinach leaves, lettuce, mint, and a healthy handful of pomegranate!
We have a flavor party going on that involves a very special, very addicting, very-lick-the-mason-jar kind of miso dressing. This is the kind of combo that makes your taste buds go “boom.” Miso Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are topped off with crunchy chickpeas and drizzled with a quick and creamy miso dressing. These stuffed sweet potatoes are the bomb. No exaggerating.
Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes With Nacho Cheese and Tempeh Bacon are the perfect comfort food if you need the pick-me-up. The spuds are drizzled with a creamy cashew-based nacho cheese sauce, freshly made guacamole, and smoky tempeh bacon. This dish is easy and you can do most of the prep work while the potatoes bake.
Forget pizza and take-out, these Charred Corn and Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are now the ultimate feel-good dish! Top it up with some hearty black beans, some deliciously charred corn, and the perfect garlic-y tahini and you’ve got yourself a meal to cure any heartache! The beans give it a certain rich and earthy meatiness which pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the potato and the corn. Together with the velvety tahini sauce, you’ve got something that is completely addictive and absolutely good for you!
This easy recipe is perfect for lunch because it’s compact and filled with the fuel you need to get you through the day. Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes also feature toasted almonds.
Not only do these Loaded Mexican Sweet Potato Skins taste incredible, they provide a tasty way to cut down on your food waste. They are stuffed with spicy beans, guacamole, and sour “cream”. These fully loaded potato skins are perfect for a party or as a starter at dinner.
This budget-friendly meal will leave you daydreaming about the next time you can have this for dinner. Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potato Boats are stuffed with green olives, chickpeas, hummus, and tabbouleh for a filling Mediterranean-inspired meal that will keep you full and satisfied. Serve with greens on the side and top with harissa, if you have it.
Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are cheap, filling, and packed with vitamins and you can get as creative as you want with the stuffing. These roasted sweet potatoes, for example, are stuffed with a warm, spicy curry made from beans, corn, broccoli, and mushrooms and topped with a garlicky tahini sauce. So easy to make and so delicious, you’d never think it’s budget-friendly.
A Baked Sweet Potato With Spinach Chana Masala is the ultimate, easy comfort food. It’s the perfect dish for a chilly autumn or winter evening with friends.
This Chipotle Chickpeas Stuffed Sweet Potato takes the concept of the stuffed baked potato but makes a few modifications for a healthier version. The potato is replaced with a nutritious and vibrant sweet potato, the ground beef with zesty chickpeas, sour cream with a non-dairy variety, and greasy bacon for smoky tempeh strips. The result is a decked out potato that will make your soul feel as good as your taste buds.
Your taste buds are about to cheer because they’re about to embark on a journey to the land of six-ingredient ultra-creamy, sweet, and spicy Thanksgiving side dish glory. Pecan Pie Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes are covered with a sticky-sweet, crispy pecan topping that gets you right in your comfy-fall-food loving heart. After all, who says you need to leave the creamy, dreamy maple-y, caramel-y, and toasty bursts of flavor for only after dinner?
Mexican Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato With Cashew Cheese are vibrant, flavorful, and a breeze to make! Simply bake the potatoes until warm and tender, slice ’em open, and fill with your favorite fixings. This particular recipe is for a Mexican-style potato with avocado, tomato, chili, jalapeño, and some refreshing cashew cheese. Yum!
When talking about sweet potato, despite sweet being in the very name of the food, we’re usually talking about a savory dish. There’s no denying that sweet potato can add some well-needed sweetness to a lunch or dinner entree. But have you ever tried it for breakfast? These Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes make for great breakfast side dishes, and in this case, even a vessel for breakfast-y goodness! Feel free to put your own flair on this dish, or enjoy it as presented, with bananas, blueberries, granola, and maple tahini drizzle!
Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Yams are loaded with Mexican-inspired flavors! The best thing about this recipe is that it comes together quickly, so they are perfect for a busy day. Pop the yams in the oven while you make the topping and you’ll have the perfect, filling meal in no time!
Is there any better way to start your day than with Simple Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes dripping with almond butter and stuffed with your favorite granola? We don’t think so!
If you’re looking for more creative ways to use sweet potatoes, we suggest checking out this feature on 15 Unique Ways to Enjoy Sweet Potatoes. Then lean into the autumn season with these 15 Must-Make Vegan Sweet Potato Dinners That Are Perfect to Fall.
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Lead image source: Charred Corn and Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes