Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are filled with corn, black beans, Greek yogurt, tomatoes with chiles and more! Kick off the New Year in a healthy way with these nutritional powerhouses!

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato |

After spending most of December in a butter and sugar coma, I always look forward to January. The start of the new year always inspires me to focus back on healthier recipes, including lots of fruits and vegetables. Ever since the summer, I have wanted to make a Corn and Black Bean Salad. What I had in mind was a healthy vegetable-rich salad taking advantage of the bounty of summer garden produce. I never got around to making it, so just slotted it for next summer. Then it occurred to me – why wait until summer when I have the garden essentials I need already in my pantry with Del Monte® vegetables and tomatoes!

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes |

My original plan was a simple corn and black bean salad. Then I got inspired by the garden quality Del Monte® corn and tomatoes and took it a step further to make Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. By adding sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, and other healthy ingredients, my simple salad became more than just a salad. It became something that tasted like an indulgence but was actually really healthy!

Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes |

I love this recipe for Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes because it is so flexible and versatile. Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn or Fiesta Corn can be used in place of the Southwestern blend, if that is your preference. Use plain diced tomatoes or spicy ones, whichever you like. The filling can be made ahead, stuffed in the sweet potato shells and then refrigerated until you’re ready. Then just add cheese and other toppings, toss it in the oven and broil until warmed and melted. Another excellent variation is to use the filling to make stuffed bell peppers. Or use it as a burrito filling. So many wonderful possibilities!

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers |

When you have Del Monte in your pantry, you have garden quality fruits and vegetables on hand at all times. Start the New Year right and add some garden quality goodness to your table for delicious and nutritious meals your whole family will enjoy! Here are some more of my favorite healthy recipes that use vegetables and tomatoes from your pantry garden:


Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Yields: 3 servings
  • 3 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper, any color
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced (optional)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can (15.25 oz) Del Monte Southwest Corn with Poblano and Red Peppers, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chiles, drained
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ⅓ less fat cream cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (any variety, such as cheddar or colby jack)
  • Chopped green onion, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Bake sweet potatoes for 30 to 45 minutes, or softened. (Note: for ease I bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet). Let potatoes tool 10 to 15 minutes, or until cool enough to touch.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat and saute onion, bell pepper and jalapeno (if using) until softened (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  3. Stir in garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add corn, cooking for 8 minutes, or until corn starts to brown.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and black beans, stirring until combined. Let cook for about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside. (Note: You can taste and make adjustments to the seasoning as needed at this time)
  6. Once done and cooled to the touch, slice potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out potato flesh into a large bowl. You will want to leave about a ¼-inch shell around the skin so it has some structure for filling.
  7. Using a fork or potato masher, mash potato flesh until smooth. Add Greek yogurt and cream cheese, stirring until combined.
  8. Add corn black bean mixture to sweet potato mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon mixture into sweet potato shells.
  9. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle stuffed sweet potato shells with cheese and green onions, and broil until bubbly and melted.
Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn or Fiesta Corn can be used in place of the Southwestern Corn with Poblano and Bell Peppers.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 stuffed halves

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  1. Lisa Brown says:

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  3. I like to stock canned tomatoes, kidney beans and corn.

  4. I like to stock up on canned beans and tomatoes

  5. stephanie says:

    i love corn

  6. My favorites are canned pineapples and corn.

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  8. Jessica To says:

    I always stock up on green beans and corn.

  9. I stock up on corn, peaches, and apricots

  10. I usually stock up on green beans.

  11. Allison S. says:

    I love to keep corn, beans, and peppers handy.

  12. I like to stock up on green beans,peas,corn and canned peaches and pears

  13. I keep corn, tomatoes, peaches, and sweet potatoes in my pantry.

  14. tiffany lane says:

    I always have pineapple..

  15. I keep canned green beans, tomatoes, and peaches stocked in my pantry.

  16. Paula Gardner says:

    I always keep pears, creamed corn, and tomatoes stocked.

  17. I always have canned corn, canned peas and canned pineapple on hand!

  18. Starr Greenwell says:
  19. Starr Greenwell says:

    I keep canned tomatoes, corn, green chilis and pinto beans.

  20. Mya Murphy says:

    I stock up on corn and green beans!!

  21. Mya Murphy says:
  22. Vicki andrew says:

    always have sweet potatoes, russet and onions on hand, they always come in handy when I cook

  23. courtney b says:

    we like canned sweet corn and canned peas

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  25. Margaret Smith says:

    I like to stock up on fruit cocktail or pineapple chunks.

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  27. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    I like raspberries and blackberries the most!

  28. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    We keep simple things like green beans, corn and kidney beans around

  29. I stock up on canned peaches, pears, corn, strings beans , baked beans and diced tomatoes.

  30. I like to stock up on potatoes.

  31. soha molina says:

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  32. soha molina says:
  33. amy pugmire says:

    we love tomatoes, peas, carrots. and pears and peaches.

  34. amy pugmire says:
  35. Anastasia says:

    I LOVE tomatoes 🙂 From fat, juicy tomatoes off the vine to cherry tomatoes! They’re all so good 🙂 Lately, I’ve also started developing a thing for cucumbers. I don’t know why, but suddenly I am finding them super delicious 🙂

  36. Anastasia says:
  37. I stock everything in my pantry: cranberries, beans of all types/sizes, green beans, corn, pineapples, potatoes, etc etc etc. I am a cannery!

  38. mandarin oranges and pineapple

  39. Susan Ladd says:

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  41. Cynthia C says:

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  42. Cynthia C says:
  43. My favorite stocked fruit is peaches and pears!!

  44. I love stocking up on sweet corn and green beans!


  45. Cindy Merrill says:

    Recently I’ve discovered that there are multiple uses for canned yams, great for baking, also canned pumpkin is one of my favorites; I try to have my pantry stocked with some all the time.

  46. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I love stocking corn, peaches and pineapple in our pantry!

  47. Stephanie V. says:

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  48. I always keep canned diced tomatoes, black beans and green beans in the pantry.

  49. Corn, tomatoes and pineapple

  50. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I like onions, potatoes and green beans in the pantry.

  51. Yum! I love baked sweet potatoes.
    I always keep lots of canned tomato products on hand. My favorite canned fruit is mandarin oranges. Thanks!

  52. Christina Marie says:

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to stock in my pantry are peas and pears. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Sue Barney says:

    Peas and Peaches

  55. I stock lots of corn, beans, and pineapples.

  56. Barbara M says:

    Have to have diced tomatoes with green chiles & pineapple – thank you.

  57. Barbara M says:
  58. sara haaf says:

    I love green beans, corn, and peaches.

  59. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I like to keep apples year round.

  60. my favorites are corns and peaches to stock the pantry. love your stuffed sweet potato. so yummy
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  61. Several types of tomatoes, peaches, green beans, corn and pineapple

  62. Emily Morelli says:

    I always keep a variety of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates) on hand for snacks and add-ins to recipes.

  63. canned corn for soup

  64. tomato cans for chilli

  65. Allison Downes says:

    This looks really yummy. I will try it out. I love stocking up on corn, green beans, and tomatoes.

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  67. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i love to keep mandarin oranges on hand for snacking

  68. I love to keep black beans, green beans and canned asparagus in my cabinet. Always mixable to bulk up a meal and a delicious side on their own.

  69. I always have corn and green beans in my cabinets.


  70. We keep a lot of green beans on hand because we feed them to our dog! He loves them! We do, too! 🙂
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  72. We always have corn & green beans on hand! We love them!

  73. I like to stock canned peas, corn, beets, and tropical fruit.

  74. Susan Smith says:

    Green beans, corn, peaches and tomatoes are always in my pantry

  75. Susan Smith says:
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  78. Carrots, spinach and boccoli

  79. I love having canned baby corn on hand!

  80. Becky Horn says:

    I like to keep string green beans, corn, and peas in the pantry at all times, we use them often.

  81. Becky Horn says:
  82. Corn, asparagus, and pears.

  83. I always have cans of corn

  84. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like to store canned peaches and green beans in the pantry.

  85. There’s usually corn in our pantry.

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  87. Susan Chester says:

    I usually have assorted varieties of canned tomato products and peaches and pears.

  88. mickeyfan says:

    We always have a variety of canned beans, corn and tomatoes.

  89. Michelle C says:

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  91. Peaches and pineapples.

  92. I always have pineapple in cans in my house, we love it.

  93. I keep black beans, garbanzo beans and pasta sauce, ever at the ready, in my pantry!

  94. I love to stock up on corn, dried apricots and peas.

  95. canned tomatoes and sauces are also good to have on hand!

  96. We love to stock up on canned peaches, fruit cocktail, garbanzo beans, waxed beans and my favorite, sliced beets.

  97. joseph gersch says:

    I stock green beans and corn

  98. I always keep corn and tomatoes in our pantry.

  99. Charlene Glover says:

    I love to keep salad fix-ens on hand and apples.

  100. I like having tomatoes in my pantry.

  101. Tomatoes!

  102. I stock up on canned tomatoes and beans.

  103. I like to stock green beans and pineapple

  104. Katherine says:

    Right now I have beans, corn, peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, pineapple and fruit coctail

  105. Katherine says:
  106. I usually have tomatoes, corn, and beans in the cupboard. And jackfruit recently (I’m vegan).

  107. My favorite fruits and vegetables to stock in the pantry are canned corn and tomatoes

  108. My favorite fruit to stock in my pantry are apples.

  109. My favorite fruits are peaches and pineapple. My favorite veggies are asparagus and black olives.

  110. My pantry is always stocked with onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, limes, avocados and oranges.

  111. I’ve always got sweet mixed peas, tomatoes and canned peaches! Although they usually don’t all go together in the same meal. Thanks for the giveaway.

  112. canned whole tomatos are always in my pantry

  113. janna johnson says:

    grapefruit and blackberries.

  114. maria cantu says:

    I like having corn, green beans, and peaches always on hand.

  115. Kim Ripley says:

    I always have peas, corn, and diced tomatoes in my pantry.

  116. I like to stock tomatoes, sauerkraut and whole and sliced potatoes.

  117. I always have canned corn and fruit cocktail in my pantry

  118. Looks delicious!
    My favorite fruits and vegetables to have in the pantry are peas, green beans, apricots, and peaches.

  119. I always keep corn and green beans.

  120. We always keep manderin oranges and green beans in the pantry!

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  121. My favorite pantry veggies are onions & potatoes.

  122. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like to stock green beans, all types of canned tomatoes and pineapple slices.

  123. Wanda McHenry says:
  124. I like green beans and tomatos

  125. I always have canned pineapples black beans corn and pinto beans!

  126. Sarah Marshall says:

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  128. Wild Orchid says:

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  130. I always have canned tomatoes and pumpkin!

  131. nannypanpan says:

    my favorite veggies to have on hand are beets and corn, and I like to have peaches

  132. i love canned corn and beans

  133. Erica Best says:

    i love to have corns

  134. Erica Best says:
  135. Thank you for the chance to win! I love sweet potatoes, and this looks great. The veggies we always have stocked are corn, green beans, black eyed peas, canned and crushed tomatoes, and lots of beans!

  136. When I go to Sam’s Club the most important cases of veggies to me are the corn and green beans.Tomatoes, of course. I love variety, though.

  137. My pantry is stocked with canned beans, corn, and tomatoes.

  138. i usually always have canned corn, green beans, peaches and a variety of canned tomatoes in my pantry

  139. I try to keep a pretty good supply of several fruits and vegetables on hand, but the mainstay is tomatoes, in various forms.

  140. Janice Cooper says:

    I like to stock peaches and corn

  141. Janice Cooper says:
  142. Mmmm, we like green beans in our house and it’s always good to have them on hand.

  143. greenduckie13 says:

    I stock lots of green beans.

  144. My pantry is filled with a huge variety but my favorite vegetables to stock are green beans, corn and kidney beans. I always have peaches and pears too.

  145. canned tomatoes, green beans and peaches

  146. green beans and corn

  147. Douglas Houston says:

    I keep diced tomatoes, green beans and pineapple chunks in my pantry

  148. Douglas Houston says:
  149. Terri Moore says:

    I like to keep in stock canned corn, peas and tomatoes, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, pickles, olives and jars of artichoke hearts. Can always make something quick with those on hand.

  150. Sweet corn and diced peaches are staples for my family.

  151. Lisa Voyce says:

    My favorite to stock are diced tomatoes.

  152. Sweet potatoes because they are SO versatile.

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  153. I like to stock up on peaches and tomatoes

  154. sweet potatos and green beans

  155. I like caned tomatoes and corn

  156. I have corn, green beans, and peaches in my pantry. I also have tomatoes and pineapple.

  157. My favorite is Pineapple. It can be used in so many different recipes or just eaten by itself.

  158. Stephanie Larison says:

    Canned green beans are the fave here. We have them pretty often. My daughter is crazy about peaches, so we always keep some on hand too.

  159. Karen Drake says:

    I like to keep sliced peaches and applesauce in my pantry for a quick snack or a dessert.

  160. We always have potatoes in our pantry. If I left it up to my daughter we’d always have kale.

  161. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I stock peaches and peas.

  162. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  163. Jaime Cummings says:

    I always stock up on pineapples and tomatoes.

  164. Scott Martin says:

    We always have cucumbers available. We use them in salads and the kids eat them as snacks.

  165. I always have tangerines.

  166. Lisa Garner says:

    I like to stock up on canned corn and green beans as well as canned peaches.

  167. Lisa Garner says:
  168. My youngest son always begs for corn. Thank you

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  170. susan smoaks says:

    I love to have canned pears stocked in my pantry. I can never have enough of them. susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  171. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Always have canned corn and beans stocked.

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  173. I always have canned whole tomatoes and beans on hand

  174. canned peaches

  175. kathy pease says:

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  176. kathy pease says:
  177. Lorena Keech says:

    Unsweetened applesauce, tomatoes and beans are staples.

  178. I like to keep strawberries stocked when they’re in season.

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  179. Stephanie says:

    corn and tomatoes!

  180. Stephanie says:
  181. Tabathia B says:

    I like stocking up on peas, corn, creamed corn, pineapples and mandarin oranges

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  182. Tabathia B says:
  183. Sissy Gifford says:

    My favorite fruit to keep stocked in the pantry is apricots!

  184. dried mangos and canned tomato are a must!

  185. tracey byram says:

    corn, tomatoes, pears

  186. Barb Stenby says:

    pineapple & green beans seem to be in my pantry most often

  187. Barb Stenby says:
  188. I usually keep pineapple and tomatoes on hand.

  189. Kayci Stanley says:

    I like to keep stewed tomatoes in my pantry.

  190. CORN! It is ALWAYS in the house because my hubby it addicted to it! LOL!

  191. Donna Pyszk says:

    Oranges and broccoli are must stock fruits and veggies

  192. Mihaela Day says:

    You would find apples and pears in my pantry 🙂

  193. vivian blevins says:

    blueberries and beans.

  194. There are lways many types of various beans in my pantry.

  195. Daisy Chiovaro says:

    We keep many cans of black beans!

  196. Buddy Garrett says:

    Peaches are my favorite.

  197. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to stock up on canned corn and green beans.

  198. Thomas Murphy says:
  199. I like lots, bananas, avocados, and all kinds of greens.

  200. thischickwins says:

    canned tomatoes and green bbeans

  201. Great recipes Alida!
    I always have chickpeas and a variety of beans like cannelloni, black and red kideny on hand.

  202. Tomatoes & pineapple are always in my pantry.

  203. I always have peaches and different beans in my pantry.
    Thanks for the contest.

  204. Kolt Kelough says:

    I always have peaches stocked for my little Princess Peach!

  205. actually Del Monte tomatoes are an absolute staple in our pantry

  206. tina reynolds says:

    I always have beans and tomatoes along with peaches and pears on hand

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  208. amry still says:

    My favorite is Peaches and Green Beans, they are always stocked.

  209. We always have pineapple chunks because my daughter snacks on them all the time! (always have green beans too – just in case!)

  210. for fruits i loved canned pineapple. And crushed tomatoes are always great to have on stock because they can be used for so many things