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Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, side dish, Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 3/4 pound Ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika 1/2 tsp
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder 1 tsp
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano 1/2 tsp
  • 15 oz Crushed tomatoes (canned)
  • 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro (minced)


  1. Cook sweet potatoes in the microwave. 5 minutes on each side until tender (time can vary depending on the size of your potato so check on them frequently).
  2. Once potatoes are cool enough to handle cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Place in a bowl and add olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to mash and mix together.
  3. Cook ground turkey on a skillet until fully cooked, drain fat and return to stove top. Add garlic, paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, crushed tomatoes, and the seasoned sweet potato flesh from above. Allow to cook together on low for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler to low. Spoon filling back into potato skins and place on a oiled baking sheet. Top each potato skin with cheese and broil about 30 seconds or until cheese has melted. Garnish with cilantro and serve.