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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe for Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is an amazing way to pack in a ton of plant-based protein in a tasty, gluten-free and simple meal!

I have long been obsessed with sweet potatoes. They're one of those ingredients that I have in my pantry every single week and we never get sick of.

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Part of what I love about sweet potatoes is their versatility. You can cook them a ton of different ways and they can be used in salads, bowls, as a side and more.

But sweet potatoes in our house are usually not the star of the show. They're there as a bonus or a side. Until now. Because when I whipped up these Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes…everything changed.

Why are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?

It seems that everyone in the health world raves about the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes. But are they actually that healthy? The short answer is YES!

Sweet potatoes are packed with a ton of vitamins and minerals and are what I would consider an “everyday superfood” meaning they're cheap, they're nutrient-dense and they're just an all-around superstar.

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In terms of the actual nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes, they're high in:

Perfectly Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Some people might be afraid to eat a lot of sweet potatoes because they're high in carbohydrates as well, but I totally disagree. Yes, they are a carbohydrate, but we need carbohydrates to sustain us. We need them for energy and live our healthiest life.

Which is why I was so excited to discover how delicious this recipe is!

It makes sweet potatoes the star of your meal by using them as your base and stuffing them with a super quick Mexican quinoa mixture. It's quick, it's easy and it's totally healthy!

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I've made , but when I was dreaming up this recipe, my mind immediately went down the Mexican-inspired route.

So for our filling, we're making a quick saute of onions, peppers, frozen corn, black beans and quinoa. You can whip it together in about 10 minutes while the sweet potatoes are roasting and it has the most amazing flavor!

We're spicing it up with a ton of chili powder, some cumin, a touch of smoked paprika, and if you like heat like I do, some cayenne pepper. It pairs perfectly with the potatoes!

Serving up our Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

When I was serving these babies up I was thinking of them almost as an open face burrito! So we did a generous dollop of mashed avocado, a drizzle of tahini and hot sauce, and finishing things off with a sprinkle of cilantro.

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Simple, yet delicious, and the and healthy benefits of the sweet potatoes are amazing!

Absolutely one of my favorite meals I've made in the last few weeks! I can't wait to see you make them and share what you think. Make sure to come back here and let us know in the comments section ????

If you are looking to try other Mexican-inspired dishes, you might try my Mexican .

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Keyword black bean quinoa, mexican quinoa, mexican sweet potatoes, stuffed sweet potatoes

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- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.

- Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes.

- When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy!

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Calories 268 Calories from Fat 108

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I’m Alyssa, certified holistic nutritionist and founder of SQ. My goal is to help you take simple, practical and personal steps to living a healthier life so that you can be well + truly healthy.

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First off I never leave a comment on anything but this is the holy grail. My husband and I just started trying to eat healthier dinners and trying to eat vegan. This is the first vegan dish I made and is now going to be regular meal in our house. My extremely picky husband loved it! I left a few things out like the cilantro and Tahini .thank you so much for this receipe!

I am SOOOO happy to hear that! I’m thrilled you found the site and that both you , enjoyed the recipe. Keep me posted if you end up making any other variations! xo

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Turned out really great! Mine toilet longer than expected because I got two huge seeet potatoes that needed extra time, but other than that, this was a super easy recipe.

I’m so glad it was easy and enjoyable ????

I made it this weekend and everyone loved it! Thanks for the recipe ???? I have a question for you: what programme do you use to make that Nutrition Facts information/frame?

Absolutely delicious, topped off with a sprinkle of raw pumpkin seeds. Yum

This recipe is great! The quinoa mixture is the perfect combination of Mexican flavors! The baking time for the sweet potatoes was actually about 30 minutes for my oven, so check on them while they are baking. I added some chopped tomatoes to my smashed avocado, which added some acidity to the dish.

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