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taco stuffed sweet potato on a plate with avocado
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Taco stuffed potatoes

These turkey taco stuffed sweet potatoes are such an easy, healthy weeknight meal! They're paleo and whole 30 approved. Make them over the weekend and you also have a simple meal prep recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dairy free dinner, gluten free dinner, healthy tacos
Servings: 4


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sliced avocado or guacamole optional
  • Diced tomatoes optional
  • Chopped cilantro optional
  • Salsa optiona


  • Preheat oven to 400° F and line a baking sheet with foil. Set aside. Pierce 4 sweet potato a few times with a fork then place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet and bake until tender, about 45 minutes. 
  • While the sweet potatoes are cooking, make the taco meat. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and stir with a wooden spoon until it’s transluscent, about 2 minutes. Add the ground turkey, cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper and cook until the turkey is browned. Set aside.
  • When sweet potatoes are done, remove from oven and make a slit in the top of each sweet potato, being careful not to burn yourself. Add about ½ cup ground turkey inside each sweet potato. Top with diced tomatoes, avocado,  cilantro or salsa if desired.