Loaded Sweet Potato Boats (Vegan)

Another day, another bunch of sweet potatoes I have to find a use for.  Sometimes when I go grocery shopping I just load up on sweet potatoes since I use them so often.  But suddenly no good sweet potato recipes were coming to me so I had to do a bit of research.  I stumbled upon Minimalist Baker’s Loaded Black Bean Sweet Potatoes and knew I wanted to make my own version of them.  I switched up a good amount of the ingredients used but stuck with their idea of creamy, baked sweet potatoes as a base for toppings and now I have a new favorite meal.  The only thing I would have added is corn.  Definitely add corn.  I didn’t use cheese either so this could be a vegetarian dish but I bet melted cheese would be just decadent on these.


Once I started eating these, I got super messy with it, mashing all the ingredients together to create somewhat of a sweet potato mush within a skin but that’s the only way to get all those good flavors together, right?

Cook time: 55 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Serves: 2-3


-4 sweet potatoes

-1 can of black beans

-1 onion, diced

-1 red pepper, diced

-Salsa for topping

-Guacamole for topping


In a 400 degree oven, place the sweet potatoes directly on the baking rack and cook for about 40-45 minutes or until they are tender to the touch and easily pierced with a fork.  Once they are thoroughly cooked and cooling, begin preparing the stuffing.  Drain and rinse the black beans and sauté the onion and red pepper over medium heat.  Slice the potatoes in half, scooping out the filling in the middle but leaving a good amount around the sides and right at the bottom.  Save the filling for Sweet Potato Donuts or another sweet potato recipe of your choice.  First lay the black beans in the boats, then top with onion pepper and I would suggest corn.  Pop them back in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until they seem completely warmed through.  Top with salsa, guac, cheese, green onions or anything else.  Enjoy!

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