Meatless Monday: Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Gluten Free, Vegan}

 My Meatless Monday recipe this week was inspired by my blogger and foodie friend, Suz from Suzlyfe.  Last week she posted Sweet Potato Nachos and they looked so fantastic that I just had to make some sort of super sweet potato concoction to satisfy my craving. 

Similar to Suz, I made my sweet potatoes with a southwestern flare but instead of slicing them into chips, I went the lazy route and twice baked them instead 😉 

These twice baked, southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes would be perfect for lunch or even a light dinner.  They are both gluten free and vegan but are still chock full of healthy protein, fat and fiber.  Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Gluten Free, Vegan} Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {Gluten Free, Vegan}


Prep Time:  20 minutes          Total Cook Time: 15 minutes          Serves: 4 


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, cashew, rice)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped
  • sriracha, to drizzle on top


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Make a slit in each sweet potato, lengthwise, then microwave for approximately 10 minutes or until soft. 
  3. Remove sweet potatoes from microwave then finish cutting them in half, lengthwise.  Scoop out inside of sweet potatoes and place into a large bowl.
  4. Whip cumin, cajun, honey and milk into bowl with sweet potato guts until smooth then mix in . 
  5. Mix in about 3/4 of chopped scallions into mixture, reserving the rest for garnish.
  6. Carefully scoop mixture back into sweet potato shells then top with black beans and diced tomatoes. 
  7. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes.
  8. Remove and top with avocado then drizzle with sriracha. 
  9. Garnish with remaining scallions and serve! 
You might also like:  Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta

Try it out and let me know what you think! Thanks again Suz for the inspiration! 😀


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply January 19, 2015

Yay for sweet potatoes! I made stuffed sweet potatoes when I went home to visit for a while and they were glorious! I'm definitely gonna have to try out this recipe too! <3!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Oooh I'd love to see your recipe, I bet they are delicious too!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 19, 2015

Yum yum yum! This is my idea of a perfect meal!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    It is SO good! ;)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 19, 2015

Well, you know that I like to be inspirational :D! I'm so happy that you took my idea and ran with it! I loooooove stuffed potatoes and potato skins. I think that is my next step, lol. After I have these, thank you :D Have a great day!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Haha, thank YOU for the inspiration!!! Hope you have a great day too! :)

Reply January 19, 2015

Ohh yum! These look amazing :)
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Aw, thank you! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 19, 2015

I posted something similar a few weeks ago and it is one of our favourite comfort meals at the moment. So quick and easy to make too :)
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    It really is so quick an easy to make! Perfect for a week night meal :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 19, 2015

Annmarie, these look amazing!! And the photography...woo! Top anything with avocado and I'm in ;). Happy Monday!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Aw, thank you Jess! They are quite tasty and I just happened to catch the lighting at the right time- makes all the difference :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 19, 2015

Never would have thought of adding honey into there-I love sweet potatoes and black beans nice combo
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Thank you- I just wanted to add a little more sweet to balance out the spice! :) Hope you have a great Monday!

Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
Reply January 19, 2015

Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are my fav. In fact, tonight we are having sweet potato and black bean burritos. Great Combo!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    YUM that sounds awesome too! Mexican anything is delish!

Reply January 19, 2015

This sounds awesome, and we just started eating baked sweet potatoes at our house! Nice twist -- my kids will love it!

    Reply January 19, 2015

    Yay! That is awesome that your kids will eat this- hope they enjoy! :)

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply January 19, 2015

Yum! You had me at Sriracha! Everything in this recipe is a staple in my house. You could totally turn this recipe into a sweet potato skins recipe for football tailgate too! So versatile. Gonna have to try it both ways.
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    YES! I was thinking the same thing...they would definitely be perfect as potato skins for football parties! :)

Reply January 19, 2015

One of my favorites!! I have never thought to do them like twice baked potatoes and whip the inside, I am going to try that this week when I make them! We usually just bake our potatoes and top them, or cut them to make sweet potato fries or chips and make them into nachos! He whatever it takes to get a Mexican meal fix right! ;)
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Haha, exactly! I need to make them like chips and eat them like nachos next, or even better, sweet potato chili fries with avocado YUM!

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 19, 2015

I loved stuffed baked potatoes I would have never thought of using sweet potato! Smarty pants!
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    Reply January 19, 2015 was all about what I had on hand but I'll take credit for being a smarty pants too :)

Reply January 19, 2015

you made this for me, right? all my favorite things stuffed into my favorite potato!

    Reply January 19, 2015

    Obviously! ;) They are a lot of my fav ingredients too- I had them all on hand and it was easy to throw together!

Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
Reply January 19, 2015

This. Looks. Incredible. No joke, I think I'm going to run out and get an avocado right now and then I'm all set to make this for dinner. So excited!!
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    Reply January 19, 2015

    Aw, thank you Lauren!!! I really hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply January 19, 2015

Yummy. I always top my potatoes with salsa, but this really takes it up a notch.
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 20, 2015

I really need to get into sweet potatoes. I don't eat them unless they are fries, lol :)
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    Reply January 20, 2015

    Well sweet potato fries are pretty amazing ;)

Vanessa Holburn
Reply January 20, 2015

This recipe sounds great - and nice and easy - which is always a boon for busy mummies. It has some of my fave ingredients too - but what is sriracha? #TastyTuesday

    Reply January 20, 2015

    Thank you! It is really quick and easy :) Sriracha is a chili sauce- you can usually find it pretty easily at most grocery stores. Here is a link to more info about it:

Lean Lena
Reply January 20, 2015

I love anything sweet potatoes! This looks beautiful, delicious and simple = my recipe for any good food. Thanks for sharing your recipe with Tasty Tuesday this week :)
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    Reply January 20, 2015

    Thank you and thanks for hosting! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 20, 2015

Stuffed sweet potatoes have been on my "to make" list forever and I just can't seem to get around to them. These are happening soon!
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    Reply January 20, 2015

    I had them on my list forever too then I was finally craving them enough to make them :P

Reply January 21, 2015

This looks so beautiful! I love the combo of sweet potatoes and black beans.
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    Reply January 21, 2015

    Thank you! It is a great combo :)

Reply July 1, 2016

This looks amazing! Thanks for the great idea to scoop some of the meat out of the sweet potato and whisk with the non-dairy milk and spices. Love that you baked the whole thing in the microwave too, cuts down on time! Can't wait to try this. :)
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