Loaded Sweet Potatoes

easy dinner sweet potatoes with black beans and tomatoes

This super easy recipe is filling, fast, & packed with nutrients!  It can be made just as easily for a single person as for a large family (Just reduce or increase the amount of ingredients used). Microwave the sweet potatoes, and load on the toppings!


4 small sweet potatoes or yams
2 cans black beans
1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings

Optional toppings:
Monterey Jack cheese, grated
Green onions, sliced


MICROWAVE or BAKE: Microwave or bake sweet potatoes until tender.  This should only take about 4 minutes per potato in the microwave or about 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven.  Be sure to pierce each potato with a fork before cooking.
SIMMER: Combine black beans and tomatoes in a small pot over low heat.  Simmer until hot, stirring occasionally.
FINISH: Slice the sweet potatoes in half and top with black bean mixture.  Sprinkle on additional toppings.


ready in 5 minutes.

Serves 4

2 Responses to Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  1. Yui says:

    Oh perfect! I can see that the combination of sweet potato and bean is the perfect combo of all! They turn out so starchy but somehow, they are great 🙂
    My favorite combo is butter-ed sweet potato grilled with the top of spicy crumbled tempeh. If you love trying something new, you should try my version. They are really great. In turn, I will try your version probably tonight. I have 2 leftover sweet potatoes.

  2. Jodi says:

    We had this tonight for dinner and we were all pleasantly surprised. Delicious and filling. We used mozzarella cheese instead of monterey jack, and used chives instead of green onions because we had both of those on hand. Thanks for the great recipe!

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