Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


Take taco night to a new level with sweet potato taco "shells." Tender sweet potatoes pair perfectly with spicy taco meat, creamy cheese and crisp lettuce. Let everyone customize their taco potato with their favorite toppings.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 sweet potatoes, about 1 pound each

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground chipotle

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce

  • 4 tablespoons pico de gallo


  1. Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on High until soft, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle and salt; cook, breaking the beef up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until browned and no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Whisk water and tomato paste in a measuring cup; add to the pan and stir to coat the mixture. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese.

  3. Halve the sweet potatoes and mash the flesh a bit with a fork. Top each half with 1/2 cup of the beef mixture, 2 tablespoons cheese, 1/4 cup lettuce and 1 tablespoon pico de gallo.

    Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
23g Fat
35g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 41g 82%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 113mg 38%
Vitamin A 28553IU 571%
Vitamin C 30mg 33%
Folate 30mcg 7%
Sodium 588mg 26%
Calcium 275mg 21%
Iron 5mg 29%
Magnesium 78mg 19%
Potassium 1218mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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