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Packed Potatoes: 5 Ways to Stuff a Sweet Potato for Dinner

Two sweet potatoes loaded with black beans and quinoa.
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Nutrient-loaded sweet potatoes are perfect vessels for a healthy dinner. From black beans to pesto, there’s next-to-nothing they won’t pair with. So, grab a few of these titian tubers and get dinner done easy.

Packed with nutrients and naturally sweet, a sweet potato for dinner is always a good idea. You can bake a bunch in advance and stuff them with a variety of fillings as the week progresses. You’ll never get bored, dinner gets to the table quicker, and it’s a remarkably healthy option, no matter which diet you might be following.

You can put just about anything in a sweet potato and it will taste good, so there’s no lack of options here. So, rinse off a few starchy tubers, and let’s get to stuffing!

If you need a little inspiration, try any of the following suggestions:

  • Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: If the cheesy spinach-artichoke dip on every sports bar menu makes you swoon, this is your new favorite dinner. The bacon on top is delicious, but simply leaving it out makes this recipe vegetarian.

Get the Recipe: Kitschen Cat

A spinach and artichoke stuffed sweet potatoe.
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  • Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Loaded with broccoli and edamame, dinner doesn’t get more nutritious than this. The coconut milk-based peanut sauce is phenomenal, and you can use any leftovers on another potato, or to dress your next salad.

Get the Recipe: Shared Appetite

  • Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Forget the tortilla! A sweet potato packs way more nutrients than corn or flour. Top it with guacamole and some spiced ground beef, and you won’t miss the traditional crunchy shells. For an extra tangy take, add a few sliced olives or pickled red onions on top.

Get the Recipe: Belle of the Kitchen

Two taco stuffed sweet potatoes.
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  • Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, give these a try. Stuffed with black beans and cashew cream, they’re a delicious southwestern take on sweet potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Food with Feeling

Four pesto stuffed sweet potatoes next to half a lemon.
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  • Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potato: Something about bright green pesto next to an orange-fleshed sweet potato is simply stunning. This recipe is dairy-free and calls for nutritional yeast instead of cheese, but you could absolutely use parmesan instead.

Get the Recipe: Paleo Running Momma

As you can see, there’s no shortage of inspiration when it comes to stuffing sweet potatoes—and this list is just the beginning! So, when in doubt about dinner, grab a sweet potato to stuff. It’s never a bad idea.

Lauren Sakiyama Lauren Sakiyama
Lauren Sakiyama is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. She has managed restaurants, country clubs, and large-scale event operations, but her passion has always been about the food. Read Full Bio »

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