Of course I wanted to make this recipe as easy as possible. I went to the grocery store and was looking at the taco seasoning packets, hoping to find a low sodium one. I had no such luck. I couldn’t believe how much sodium was in those! It was between 400-550 mg per 2 tablespoons. I just can’t get behind those packets.
So there may be a few extra spices in there, but it’s so much better for your health this way. Now of course, you can increase or decrease the heat. I tend to give you a milder heat in recipes that contain any hot spices. You can now take this as a base and work your way to the perfect taco seasoning mix that best tickles your tastebuds.
Instead of using too much garlic and onion powder as the packets do, we’ve used fresh onion and garlic. After that we can add in the other great flavors like paprika, red pepper and more.
When you’re scooping out the middle of the potato, you can either eat it on the spot or mix it in with the ground turkey. It helps to hold it together so you don’t have taco filling flying around.
These Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes is not only tasty but you won’t feel guilty after eating it. It’s filling but doesn’t weigh you down.
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the washed potatoes on a baking sheet and lightly coat with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, poke holes in the potatoes to release moisture. Put them in the oven and let them cook for 30-35 minutes before starting the turkey meat.
In a large saute pan, add the ground turkey and season with the poultry seasoning. Add the chili powder, minced garlic and half of the diced onion. Begin cooking over medium heat. Flip the potatoes in the oven.
Once the meat is nicely browned and done cooking, add the basil and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside.
Take the cooked potatoes out of the oven. They will be hot, be careful! Cut them in half on the long side. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop the middle out so you have a good sized area to fill. You can add the scooped potato to the meat mix or eat it separately or save for later.
Fill the open potatoes with the meat filling. Add the optional lettuce, tomato, the second half of the onion, cilantro, and cheese toppings (and any others that you like). Add a little salt and pepper to the Greek yogurt in place of sour cream.
Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrates 29g10%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.