Salsa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Crema

There's nothing not to like about this great supper! It's easy, it's fast and it's healthy. First you have a yummy sweet potato, topped with your favorite corn and black bean salsa (homemade or store-bought), topped with melted cheese, served with a great avocado crema. The crema is rich, cool and creamy (I made mine with a hand mixer because I wanted a little texture), making a nice foil for the hot and somewhat spicy potato. A winner of a supper for your family. 

Salsa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Crema

From Averie Cooks

(This recipe is for one potato, serving two people. There was plenty of crema for more)

Sweet Potato and Filling
1 medium/large sweet potato
heaping 1/2 cup corn and black bean salsa ( a nice chunky one)
salt and pepper, optional and to taste
1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend 

Avocado Crema
1 medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice 
pinch salt, to taste
water, if necessary
cilantro, optional for garnishing

Pierce potato with fork a few times before cooking in microwave on high power for about 7 minutes (medium) to 10 minutes (large). (It took mine 15 minutes) Cook until fork tender and done. 
Preheat oven to broiler setting.
Remove potato from microwave and slice in half lengthwise on a cutting board.
Hollow out a center column of each half with a spoon. Don't actually remove any flesh, but pile/push it around the edges of the potato so the center is a bit shallower to make room for the filling.
Place the halves on a non-stick baking sheet.
Evenly divide the corn and bean salsa between each potato half.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Top each potato half with cheese.
Broil for about 3 minutes, or just until cheese begins to melt and is bubbly. Remove from oven and set aside to cool momentarily. While potatoes cool, make the avocado crema.

Avocado Crema

In a food processor or blender (I used a hand mixer because I wanted the crema to have some texture), combine most of the avocado (reserving a small portion of chunks or slices for garnishing if you want), sour cream, lime juice, salt to taste, and blend until smooth and creamy. If mixture is thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle avocado creama over potato.
Garnish with reserved avocado and optional cilantro. Potatoes are best enjoyed warm and fresh. 


  1. Look absolutely delicious! I love this recipe Barbara:)

  2. Loveyour halloween header!

  3. I love sweet potatoes and avocado so much, so this combination is perfect for me!


  4. What a great combination of flavors for stuffing a baked potato. Add a salad and I'm ready for dinner.

  5. My Southwestern 'lovin soul has got to make this one soon. Great idea and interesting combo of flavors. Pinned.

  6. I make twice baked potatoes often but have never thought to stuff a sweet potato. The salsa is perfect with the flavor of the sweet potato. Great idea, Barbara.

  7. Looks and sounds wonderful! A comforting and delicious dish.



  8. This is such an interesting recipe...I love the idea of sweet potatoes and the avocado crema just sounds delicious.
    Enjoy your week Barbara :)

  9. I love the combo of flavours. It looks scrumptious!

  10. Love all your layers of flavor here, especially the crema. Looks delicious!

  11. What a great recipe, Barbara! I love sweet potatoes and avocados and the black bean and corn relish gives it a great southwest spin. Can't wait to try it!

  12. We're going to have this Friday for supper. I'd have it tomorrow, but they're feeding me at the wine gala.

  13. I love everything about this! And, I just received sweet potatoes and avocados from my CSA. It's meant to be.

  14. Delicious sounding dish. Never tried this one before.

  15. Dear Barbara, That sweet potato looks so delicious!!! and healthy too. Catherine

  16. These sweet potatoes always are a weakness :D
    They look delicious with the crema, great idea!

    Choc Chip Uru

  17. Barbara, my mouth is watering just looking at this recipe. I'd love it!

  18. What a great meal idea! Looks just delicious and simple!

  19. i'll take a sweet potato over the other kind any day, especially if avocado is somehow involved--nice dish!



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