Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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My kids really, really like sweet potatoes. My oldest would eat several in a meal easily, and he loves them with some healthy fats like butter or coconut oil, and bit of salt. One of our favorite recipes is stuffed sweet potatoes, because it’s so easy to make and is very filling.

For Any Meal of the Day …

These are surprisingly great for breakfast and you could substitute any meat or leftover meat for the sausage. I make a bunch of these ahead of time and wrap in foil for quick meals. Just pop them in the oven to heat them up. They are also wonderful post-workout meals after weight training to refuel muscles without grains.

If you bake the sweet potatoes, and assemble all the fillings and toppings, you can also make a “sweet potato bar” to let everyone in your family create their own stuffed sweet potato creation.

Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Delicious baked sweet potatoes with a sausage and vegetable filling. These are a filling and nourishing meal that are easy to make and kid-approved. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 675kcal
Author Katie Wells


4 -6



  • Bake sweet potatoes for 45 minutes to an hour or until soft.
  • Brown sausage in a large skillet.
  • When it is almost browned, add diced onion.
  • When onions have started to soften, add the spinach.
  • Saute until all are cooked and spice to taste.
  • When sweet potatoes are soft, remove them from the oven and cut in half lengthwise.
  • In a large baking dish or on a baking sheet, flatten the sweet potato a little bit and add a big scoop of the stuffing mixture to the middle of the sweet potato, dividing evenly among them.
  • Top with cheese if using.
  • Return to the oven for about 10 minutes to incorporate flavors and melt the cheese.
  • Top with sour cream if desired and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 whole potato)
Calories 675 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 16.4g103%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 1257mg55%
Carbohydrates 42.7g14%
Fiber 7.5g31%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 34.3g69%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


A great recipe for batch cooking when sweet potatoes are on sale. Simply cook the sweet potatoes, stuff, wrap in foil, and freeze until ready to use. Reheat from frozen in a 350°F oven for 20-25 or until heated through. 

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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a simple and very nutritious easy meal idea that can be prepared ahead for a healthy meal on the go. Kids love these!

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


28 responses to “Savory Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe”

  1. Johnna Avatar

    How to bake potatoes in oven without wrapping in tin foil? Been reading how bad tin foil is. Thank you

  2. Leanne Avatar

    4 stars
    I’ve usually topped my sweets with Greek yogurt and raw cranberry orange relish but this sounds delicious also!

  3. Cassandra Federman Avatar
    Cassandra Federman

    5 stars
    This is such an amazing recipe! My husband LOVES it! We put the onion in the vitamix first to turn it into a liquid and it gives an amazing flavor 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Elizabeth Avatar

    5 stars
    Delicious! My husband and toddler wolfed these down. Such a great way to get a semi anti-veggie little boy to eat his veggies. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Addie Avatar

    5 stars
    I just made these for lunch and I don’t think my boyfriend stopped to breath while he wolfed his down 🙂 This is definitely going to become regular meal, thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Gena Avatar

    5 stars
    Omg these were so good! I ate the leftovers for breakfast, even better! Thanks Katie!

  7. sara Avatar

    5 stars
    Hi, can you confirm the temperature of oven please. I can’t see it?!??
    Thank you so much for your work.

  8. Libby L Avatar

    Incredible! I just made these for lunch and my kids have been raving about how great these are. Thank you!

  9. Johnna Jablonski Avatar
    Johnna Jablonski

    I made this tonight and it was sooo yummy! I added mushrooms and bell pepper to the filling and it turned out so good. I was hesitant at first because I have never had sweet potatoes like this. Its the perfect balance between sweet and savory! Even better topped with cheese and sour cream!

  10. Martha Avatar

    Some time ago you did a recipe for “awesome rosemary parmesan chickpea sweet potatoes.” I have the first page of the recipe but am missing the second page with additional instructions. I can’t find this recipe after a diligent search. Help! Thanks.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      I don’t think it was me since I don’t usually cook with chickpeas…

  11. Sherry Avatar

    I made this for lunch today for myself. So easy and delish! I replaced sausage with bacon as that is what I had on hand.
    Thank you for sharing this!

  12. Isaac Avatar

    These are excellent! My whole family enjoyed it and it was so quick to throw together. I replaced half the sausage with ground chicken. Tasty!

  13. Kristen Avatar

    Hi! I’m thinking I could make and freeze these for an after-school snack for my teenage sons. Do you suggest thawing and then baking, or can they go straight from freezer to oven? How long for thawing and/or baking? Thanks!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      The can go straight from freezer to a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until thawed through

  14. Jenny P Avatar
    Jenny P

    We tried this Sunday and it was amazing!  And SO filling!  I love how I can make them and then freeze them for later in the week!  That’s a huge thing for our family!  Thanks!!!

  15. Amber Avatar

    My favorite application for sweet potatoes is a sweet potato and bacon hash for breakfast…diced sweet potatoes tossed with crispy bacon, bacon fat and cinnamon…even my picky kids love that one! (Credit for the recipe goes to 70sBig…I certainly don’t fit the 70sBig profile user, but some of their recipes really rock)!

  16. Alexandra Avatar

    My favorite way is simply baked.  But I can’t wait to give this a try!

  17. Sarah Harris Avatar
    Sarah Harris

    Yum. I was planning on eating a sweet potato for lunch anyway, saw this and decided to give it a try with what I had in the fridge. I didn’t have sausage so I used a piece of a leftover garlic chicken breast from yesterday’s dinner. It turned out delicious! Salty and sweet at the same time! Thanks for the idea!

  18. Heidi Avatar

    When you make ahead, do you bake the sweet potato, put the “stuffing” in, wrap on foil, then just do second baking? Can you freeze them before they are baked the second time?

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      Just answered on facebook but yes to all of those questions 🙂

  19. Jenny P Avatar
    Jenny P

    This looks great!  How many does it serve if we do 4 sweet potatoes?  Is it 1 potato per person or 1 1/2 potato per person?  Thanks!

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

      The recipe is for four people but the way my kids eat I do sometimes make double since they can eat two… The filling could definitely stretch and fill 6 if needed.

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