April 15, 2020

Whole30 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

With only five minutes of prep, these easy Whole30 Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are perfect for busy weeknights. Tender baked sweet potatoes are delicious filled with seasoned ground beef, then topped with fresh cilantro and creamy avocado. You won’t even miss the tortillas! Plus, they’re gluten-free, paleo, and can be customized with all your favorite taco toppings.

Instructions for this Whole30 dinner are easy to follow and take just a few simple steps. Cook the ground beef with salt and a simple blend of dried spices while the sweet potatoes are baking. Once the potatoes are tender, cut a slit in each one and distribute the filling evenly. Then, add your desired toppings, and THAT’S IT!

Try it with a side of Whole Food for 7’s cilantro lime cauliflower rice!

Tips and tricks:

Having pre-made taco seasoning on hand is a great way to save time and ensure you’re using Whole30-compatible ingredients. Use this recipe to make your own flavorful blend for all your taco-themed dishes!

This dish is perfect for meal prep and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy these Whole30 Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for a hearty, satisfying meal packed with flavor!

Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Made By Whole30Made By Whole30

Whole30 Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes


  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 medium avocado peeled & diced
  • 1 whole green onion thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro


  • PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
  • RINSE sweet potatoes and pat dry. Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet in the oven until very soft, about 40 minutes.
  • HEAT a skillet to medium-low heat. Add the ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon.
  • ADD all of the spices and continue cooking with the beef until it is completely cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  • TURN the heat off and carefully drain the excess grease.
  • WHEN the sweet potatoes are done baking, remove from the oven and carefully unwrap.
  • MAKE a slit in the middle of each sweet potato and fill it with the spiced ground beef mixture, storing any extra ground beef in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • GARNISH with cherry tomatoes, avocado, fresh cilantro, and sliced green onion.
  • STORE any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Sarah S.

Sarah Steffens

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.