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Lighter Sausage Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These lighter sausage stuffed sweet potatoes are made using crock pot sweet potatoes, making it ready in under 30 minutes!  Perfect for a busy week-night dinner or as a lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Meal Prep
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal


  • 4 spicy Italian sausage
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes cooked in the slow cooker
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack
  • parsley to garnish


  • Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
  • In a medium non-stick pan, cook the sausage over medium heat, breaking the sausage up with the spatula into small crumbled bits. When sausage is cooked through (around 6 minutes), remove from pan and drain excess fat on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Gently scoop the insides out of sweet potatoes, leaving the skins intact.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato puree with Greek yogurt, salt and ground cumin. Mix until smooth and completely combined.
  • Arrange the sweet potato skins on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and gently spoon the filling back in.
  • Scatter the sausage evenly over the sweet potato skins, then top with shredded pepper jack cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned. For me, this took 12 minutes.


Nutritional Information: 2 sweet potato halves
Calories 422 // Fat 16 g // Saturated Fat 1 g // Cholesterol 118 mg // Sodium 1739 mg // Carbohydrate 32 g // Fiber 4 g // Sugars 8 g // Protein 39 g


Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sugar: 8g