White platter with halved sweet potatoes topped with salsa, black beans, and cheese.

Smothered Sweet Potatoes

White platter with halved sweet potatoes topped with salsa, black beans, and cheese.

Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes topped with black beans, salsa, and spicy jalapeños.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Sides
Cuisine Mexican, South American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 99 kcal

Equipment

  • Microwave

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • One (15-ounce) can reduced or low-sodium, or no salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • cup salsa
  • ½ jalapeño, seeded and finely diced, optional
  • ⅓-½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheese, any kind

Instructions
 

  • Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on high until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Carefully remove hot sweet potatoes and set aside to rest.
  • Combine beans, salsa, and jalapeño, if using, in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slice sweet potatoes lengthwise, mash the flesh in the middle to create space for the bean topping.
  • Add bean topping and 1-2 tablespoons of cheese to each sweet potato and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 sweet potatoCalories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 226mgFiber: 9g
Keyword 5 Ingredients or Less, Meatless, Vegetarian, Weeknight Meals
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