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half sweet potato on a plate with onion, jalepeno, black beans and cheese

Southwest Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Look no further than these Southwest Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for an easy, quick, and filling vegetarian dinner. Made in the Instant Pot, these potatoes are done in no time and stuffed with all of the flavorful toppings you can imagine.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean stuffed sweet potatoes, southwest sweet potatoes, Stuffed sweet potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 388kcal


  • 4, 2 ”-wide sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn
  • cup red onion - chopped
  • 1 cup mexican cheese- shredded
  • Optional garnished: sour cream jalapeno, fresh cilantro, avocado, salsa


  • Place 1 cup of water in Instant Pot. Add trivet and sweet potatoes.
  • Close lid, seal pressure valve, and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • Let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the sweet potatoes and slice in half. Scoop out a small amount of the sweet potato centers.
  • Fill with black beans and corn. Top with cheese. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with preferred toppings.


  • Cooking sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes come in a variety of sizes and their size will dictate how long you will need to cook them. The recipe card shows the cooking time for an up to 2-inch wide sweet potato. If your sweet potatoes are bigger, use these times:
    • 2-3 inches wide: 30 minutes cook time, 10 minutes natural pressure release
    • 3-4 inches wide: 60 minutes cook time, 10 minutes natural pressure release
  • To make this recipe vegan: Just remove the cheese!
  • To add meat: Add in shredded cooked chicken to the bean and corn mixture, or use pulled pork for a bit more flavor.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 1022mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32348IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 3mg