Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

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Sweet potato skins with a Southern twist...
Southwest-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
Ishita Singh

Southwest-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

These Southwest-stuffed sweet potato skins prove that you don’t need meat to make a great game day recipe. If you can’t find fingerling sweet potatoes, use 4-6 small sweet potatoes. And you could easily make the recipe vegan by skipping the cheese – you won’t miss it.

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8
Servings
332
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 10 -12 fingerling sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 large bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Monterey or pepper jack cheese
  • hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream (optional)

Directions

 Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes (if using fingerlings) or 45-55 minutes (if using small sweet potatoes). When they are done, they will be slightly soft to the touch, but they shouldn’t be mushy. Once they’re done, remove from the oven and let cool.

While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the filling: in a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until the onions have softened and are beginning to brown, 12-15 minutes.

Add the corn, black beans, bell peppers, chili powder, ground cumin and lime juice. Saute for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are cooked through and beginning to brown. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Once the potatoes are cooked and cooled, cut them in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop the flesh out of the sweet potato skin, leaving a thin layer of potato (this helps the skin stay sturdy once filled). Line the skins on the baking tray.

Stir the cooked sweet potato flesh into the corn-black bean mixture. Scoop this filling into each sweet potato skin, then top with the shredded cheese.

Bake the skins for an additional 7-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is beginning to brown. Serve with hot sauce, guacamole and sour cream.

Sweet Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Sweet Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
61g
20%
Vitamin A
1326µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
27.3%
Vitamin C
21mg
35%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
151mg
15%
Fiber
11g
46%
Folate (food)
81µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
61µg
15%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
86mg
21%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
14%
Phosphorus
242mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
997mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.2%
Sodium
254mg
11%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.6%
Zinc
1mg
10%

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