Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

gluten free high protein recipe sweet potato

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (gluten-free/ high protein)

What ingredients you need to make these Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, washed
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon avocado or olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1lb ground meat (chicken, turkey or beef all work)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, chili powder
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

How to make Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

For the sweet potatoes: 

  1. Option 1: pierce each potato multiple times with a fork and cook one at a time in microwave for about 3 minutes on each side 
  2. Carefully remove and allow to cool 
  3. Option 2: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  4. Pierce holes in sweet potatoes and add to baking sheet
  5. Bake until tender – about 45 minutes

For the taco meat:

  1. In a large pan, add olive oil and garlic and cook over medium heat and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  2. Add the meat and cook until brown then add spices and stir into meat
  3. Add in salsa, beans and grated zucchini and stir all together
  4. Cook for 5 minutes and remove from heat

For the stuffed sweet potatoes:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or reuse from roasting potatoes)
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, making sure to leave the bottom layer with skin intact
  3. Mash the sweet potato with cumin and oil and add back to potatoes
  4. Top with meat mixture on top and shredded cheese
  5. Broil assembled potatoes in oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned
  6. Enjoy while warm with guacamole, salsa and sour cream

FAQs and tips on making Stuffed Sweet Potatoes:

  • What kind of ground meat to you use? I typically do ground beef or turkey. Really either one works!
  • How do I know if my potatoes are done cooking? They should be super soft and tender in the center. Easy to cut. Some potatoes can take longer than others and it really depends on the size of them.
  • Can I make these stuffed potatoes ahead of time? Yup! Save time and roast the potatoes ahead of time. And even the meat mixture. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the filling on the stove and warm your potatoes in the oven until they’re warmed!
  • What is the best way to store these potatoes leftover? In the fridge for 5 days. I usually reheat in the microwave!

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