Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Oh, hey.  It’s me.  I’ve got these sweet potato things for you.  It’s not a big deal, really, it will just CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.  It’s just sweet potato, spicy black beans, cilantro, lime crema, avocado. A magical combination of so many things that are ridiculously delicious coming together to make your mouth dance, kinda like this.   No biggie.  xx- Sarah

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Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 medium/large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons pink himalayan sea salt
  • 2 limes
  • cilantro (to garnish)
  • avocado (optional, for serving)


  • - Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • - Thoroughly wash and dry sweet potatoes. Pierce each potato multiple times with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 60-75 minutes, or until cooked through and soft.
  • - While potatoes are baking combine drained cashews, juice of one lime, 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a blender and combine. Adjust consistency by adding water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture is light and creamy! Add additional lime juice and salt to taste. Set aside.
  • - In a medium saute pan cook onions in coconut over medium low heat until softened, stirring frequently.
  • - Add beans, chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of pink salt to saute pan and mix well. Cook for an additional two minutes.
  • - When potatoes are cooked, remove from oven and let sit until just cool enough to handle.
  • - Slice potatoes lengthwise and scoop out about half of the potato. Set aside to eat later (I give the extra to our pups who LOVE it!)
  • - Fill potatoes with black bean mixture, being careful to not tear the potatoes.
  • - Drizzle potatoes with lime crema, garnish with chopped cilantro and sprinkle generously with Maldon salt. I enjoy a little extra lime juice, a side of avocado and some hot sauce!
  • - Enjoy!

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  1. Natalie|

    yesssss. these look so good!! Sweet potatoes are eaten a few times a week in our house and glad I can mix it up with this recipe!!! But really now I am starving…

  2. Caitlin|

    yeah, they definitely look like they’d change my life forever. plus, i feel like i haven’t had a baked sweet potato in forever, either, so this is the perfect excuse!

  3. Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up|

    I love sweet potatoes but usually I just chop them up and chuck them into the oven for a bit. I’ve never tried them stuffed and I have clearly been missing out – they look incredible!

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  5. Sam @ PancakeWarriors|

    Oh bless these babies look delish! I love sweet potatoes and I haven’t though of stuffing them like you would a baking potato. But using these ingredients makes so much sense!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Kelly Jo|

    Prettiest baked potatoes I’ve ever seen! My love for sweet potatoes just got deeper.

  7. Gemma|

    Holy macaroni! These sweet potato look SO yummy stuffed with all these ingredients. I’m a sucker for anything sweet potato-based. 🙂
    Yummy recipe and wonderful photos!

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  9. Nina|

    YUM! These pictures are totally mouth-watering! I’d add a tiny bit of cumin and garlic because that’s how I like red beans, but really you have me drooling with just sweet potatoes and beans! The simpler the better 😉

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    Yep, it is settled. These are the best baked potatoes ever!

  12. Denise|

    I made these and they’ve changed my life as well! My son is 24 and his comment, ” This is my favorite thing you’ve ever made!” My husband wants this once a week! My son and husband added shredded chicken to theirs but I had mine as is and they’re just an incredible healthy treat!! I cannot tell you how excited I am about the “lime creme!!!!!!!”
    Thank you for this recipe. Fantastic!!!!!