Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 4
Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
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1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (rinsed, drained)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (18%)
57 gm Chicken, cooked (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve
3 medium potato Sweet potato


Preheat the oven to 400*F.

Scrub sweet potatoes and poke a few times with a knife. Wrap in foil {if desired and bake on a baking sheet for 1 hour [or cook potatoes in a microwave for 4-8 minutes per potato].

Take potatoes out of oven and let cool for a few minutes. Unwrap and slice in half {from end to end}. Transfer potato halves to a baking sheet.

Meanwhile, stir together chicken, black beans, and salsa.

Use a spoon to scoop out some {about a tablespoon or so} of the inside of each sweet potato to make some room for your filling. Pack about 1/3 to 1/2 cup chicken-bean-salsa filling onto each potato.

Bake in oven for 10 minutes until filling is hot. Serve or if desired, top each potato with about 2 tablespoons of cheese and bake another 5 minutes.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 253
Calories from fat 49
Calories from saturated fat 22.7
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 22.1 mg
Sodium 879 mg
Potassium 817 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 11.0 g
Sugars 6.3 g
Protein 16.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.2
Meat Alternative 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 2.6

Energy sources


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