Move over plain sweet potatoes with butter. You’re totally outdated. Sorry! These sweet potato toppings turn a plain sweet potato into a loaded meal.
I don’t know about you but I really get excited when my favorite comfort foods are actually good for me. In this case, I’m talking about taco stuffed sweet potatoes. It’s everything one loves about a taco stuffed inside a perfectly baked sweet potato.
But that’s not all. Check out this video below to see how to make an easy dinner any night of the week.
Full of nutrition, sweet potatoes are always a good idea and also an easy thing to meal prep for the week. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Let’s talk about these Taco Loaded Sweet Potatoes. It’s another easy meal to build with taco night leftovers. Sometimes, I fill the potatoes before I put away leftovers, other times, I heat everything up and set up a DIY potato bar station on the counter.
What I love about a sweet potato bar station is that it’s a no-pressure way to get my kids to try new things. Sometimes, toppings they didn’t want to add to a taco get tasted on top of a sweet potato. Kids are funny like that! But they love building a potato with toppings of their choice.
In addition to the usual taco night items like avocado, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and black beans; I’ll sometimes add shredded chicken, taco meat, or a fried egg. It all depends on what we have around in the fridge.
Since most of us ALWAYS have a can of beans in the pantry and toppings like salsa, sour cream, and cheese in the fridge; these taco loaded sweet potatoes take zero thought and taste amazing.
Now, if you want to get fancy with your toppings this idea lets you do that.
Here are 10 stuffed sweet potato toppings to up your game:
BBQ Chicken and Bacon
Broccoli & Cheddar
Baked Apples and Cinnamon
Salsa & Fried Egg
Cottage Cheese & Berries
Guacamole, Salsa, & Cheese
Ground Beef, Cheddar, & Taco Toppings
Red Sauce & Meat
Roasted Apples & Cinnamon
Let’s talk about how the BBQ Chicken and Bacon is not for the faint of heart. I’m talking seriously good. I like to use leftover BBQ shredded chicken, pile it high on the potato, top with bacon, a drizzle of ranch dressing, some Cheddar, and BOOM. Your taste buds will thank you.
Okay, okay, I know that Broccoli & Cheddar is a classic for regular white potatoes, but what about sweet potatoes? I don’t see why not because this combo tastes amazing. Plus, who doesn’t have a bag of broccoli in the freezer?
You could use freshly steamed broccoli or some leftovers from a previous meal (smart, right?). Now that I’m thinking about it, some chopped bacon would be a pretty great addition to this meal…
These ideas aren’t the only way I enjoy loading sweet potatoes, have I ever told you about sweet potato toasts five ways? I believe I have but in case you missed it, you gotta check them out! My favorite: mashed avocado, topped with a fried egg, it’s heavenly.
How to cook sweet potatoes fast
There are a few different methods for making the perfect baked potato, which I show you how to do in this video:
Baking the sweet potatoes in the microwave is the fastest route but I like to save even more time and “bake” the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker by setting them to cook in the morning. By the time dinner rolls around they are perfectly tender and ready to be eaten.
If I plan on creating this loaded potato bar or stuff my sweet potato with toppings; I like to cook the potatoes ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator wrapped in foil. That way, they’re ready to be reheated, stuffed, and eaten.
What are your favorite baked potato toppings?
Taco Loaded Sweet Potatoes
- Yield: 4 servings
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked
- 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- Sour cream
- Slice each baked sweet potato, lengthwise. Open and use a fork to separate the sweet potato meat from the skin.
- Top with black beans, cheese, salsa, avocado slices, and sour cream.
- Calories: 428
- Fat: 17.6g
- Carbohydrates: 52.4g
- Protein: 17.3g