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5 from 1 vote

Zesty Turkey-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

An absolute win with the whole family - even my fussy toddler eats up her entire serving. Don't be intimidated by the hot stuff, it provides flavour and isn't a spicy dish.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked sweet potato, quick healthy meal, stuffed sweet potato
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Recipe inspired by Strong Magazine


  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 225 g cooked turkey Tip: buy a standard 450g package, cook all of it and store half in the freezer for convenience in preparing a future meal!
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup brown palm coconut sugar
  • 1 cup white beans cooked
  • 1/4 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chili lime hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded light mixed cheddar/mozza blend
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash sweet potatoes and wrap in tin foil. Cook in oven for 30 mins, then remove, unwrap carefully (it's hot!), slice in half length-wise, rewrap in the tin foil, and return to oven for another 15-30 mins, or until soft and cooked through.
  • If turkey is not precooked, use 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan to brown. Add in sweet onion after 10 minutes and simmer until brown and fully cooked. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, use 1 tbsp olive oil to cook beans and carrots until soft, aprx. 5 minutes. Combine with Buffalo sauce, vinegar, and chili lime sauce and blend until smooth in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour blended sauce over cooked turkey and mixed well.
  • Use a large spoon to carefully hollow out the sweet potato halves, and add the removed sweet potato pieces to the turkey mixture.
  • Stir mixture together and then gently transfer by spoonful to back to the sweet potato skins. It's okay to have them overloaded.
  • Top with grated cheese and parsley and return to the oven to melt the cheese, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.


Calories per 1/2 sweet potato: 498 kcal (P30|C50|F20)
Protein 28.4g, Carbs 48.1g (fiber 6.2g); Fat 21.9g (sat 6.7g, poly 3.9g, mono 09.6g)