Loaded Vegetarian Baked Sweet Potato are Mexican-inspired, loaded with zesty black beans, melted cheese, salsa with a dollop of cream. What can be better than a 20 minute meal!
Yield: 4 servings
4.9 from 19 votes

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato “Healthified” 

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Baked Mexican style vegetarian loaded sweet potato loaded with zesty black beans, melted cheese, salsa with a dollop of cream. What can be better than a 20 minute meal!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt (or light sour cream)
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive or canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1-1/3 cups canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup mild or spicy salsa
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions or cilantro

Instructions

  • Poke holes in the potato with a fork, cook on your microwave’s potato setting until potatoes are soft and cooked through (about 8-10 minutes on high for 4 potatoes). If you don't have a microwave, bake about 45 minutes at 400°F.
  • Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl, mix well.
  • Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
  • Add peppers, onions, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt; cook until the onions have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Add black beans, stir to combine and heat through (about another 5 minutes).
  • Slice the potato lengthwise down the middle or as I did in the photo, use a fork to pierce the top in an oval shape, then remove the top of each potato.
  • Top with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, 1/3 cup of black bean mixture, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt mixture and 2 tbsp salsa of salsa.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato, Calories: 307kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 7.5mg, Sodium: 312mg, Fiber: 10.5g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 8
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 8
Points +: 8