Spicy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


These can be entrées or side dishes. For a variation, roast, seed and peel peppers.

  • servingServings


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 2 large bell peppers (1 red and 1 yellow or orange)
  • 4 Tbs. unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin, or more to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz.) Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lime juice, or more to taste
  • 2 Tbs. minced white onions
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh coriander


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line large baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Prick sweet potatoes and place in prepared pan. Bake for about 11/2 hours or until soft in center. Remove from oven, but leave oven on.
  3. Meanwhile, seed and dice peppers and set aside. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; alternatively, make slit down center but not through skin, leaving thin wall of flesh to retain shape. Scoop out flesh from potato, either half or whole. Place jackets back on baking sheet
  4. Using fork, mash potato flesh, leaving it chunky, with butter, cumin and salt to taste. Scoop mixture back into potato jackets, distributing mixture evenly. Sprinkle stuffed potatoes with cheese and peppers, reserving some peppers for final garnish. Bake in oven until cheese melts.
  5. Meanwhile, mix sour cream with lime juice and set aside. Garnish with remaining peppers, onions, fresh coriander and lime-flavored sour cream. Serve hot.

Wine Suggestions

This recipe mostly calls for Chardonnay, but the high presence of lime and fresh coriander might pose a conflict, so go for one that is leaner rather than one that is full-bodied and woody. Try Chablis A.O.C. Corine Perchaud.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 550
  • Carbohydrate Content: 42 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 100 mg
  • Fat Content: 37 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 22 g
  • Sodium Content: 350 mg