7 Minute Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato

7 Minute Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato – Healthy, Gluten-Free Paleo, Oil-Free, Easy, Microwave, Dinner for One Quick, Vegan Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 1  |  Ready In: 7 minutes  |  Yield: 1 sweet potato

Looking for a quick, healthy, vegan dinner for one?  Sweet potatoes are the answer.  This easy oil-free meal cooks in your microwave in just 7 minutes…faster than you can say “delivery”.  Naturally gluten-free and pumped with extra plant-based protein from beans, this is an essential go-to plant-based recipe.  Enjoy with Kale Avocado Salad, Avocado Lime Dressing, or Nacho “Geez!” Sauce.


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 3/4 cup canned pinto beans (about 1/2  can)
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • salt, to taste

How it’s Done:

To make the 7 Minute Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato:  Place the sweet potato in your microwave and press “potato” setting.  For a medium size sweet potato I choose “serving size 2” to cook all the way through.  If your microwave doesn’t have a potato setting, cook for 3 minutes, rotate, and cook at 90-second intervals until tender in the center.

While the potato cooks, make the stuffing.  Drain and rinse the pinto beans (if using canned).  Seed and dice the tomatoes.  In a small bowl, combine the 3/4 cup beans, diced tomato, chili powder, green chilies, and nutritional yeast.

When the potato is done microwaving, carefully remove.  It will be done when a knife easily slides in and out.  Using a clean towel to hold the hot potato, cut it in half lengthwise.  Use a large spoon to scoop out the potato flesh into the bowl with the filling ingredients.  Repeat for the other potato half.

Mix all of the filling ingredients.  Taste to adjust seasoning.

Re-stuff the sweet potatoes halves and enjoy.  Dinner is served!

Enjoy with Kale Avocado Salad, Avocado Lime Dressing, or Nacho “Geez!” Sauce.



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Nutrition Facts

Serving size:  1 potato (15.9 ounces).

Amount Per Serving
Calories 358.1
Calories From Fat (3%) 12.15
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 1.48g 2%
  • Saturated Fat 0.25g 1%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 281.47mg 12%
  • Potassium 1304.31mg 37%
  • Total Carbohydrates 71.42g 24%
  • Fiber 21.15g 85%
  • Sugar 11.66g
  • Protein 18.78g 38%
  • Calcium 28.34mg 3%
  • Iron 112.62mg 626%
  • Vitamin A 19676.16IU 394%
  • Vitamin C 3190.66mg 5318%
  • Vitamin C 0.58mg <1

Shopping and Gear List

  • Hatch Mild Diced Green Chilis 12pk/4oz
  • Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce
  • Frontier Co-op Organic Chili Powder Blend, 1 Pound Bulk Bag


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