Twice-Baked Turkey Sweet Potato Enchilada Boats

These Twice-Baked Turkey Sweet Potato Enchilada Boats are healthy, packed with nutrients, and a delicious spin on your favorite enchilada flavors! These delicious potatoes are perfect for meal-prep or a fun weeknight dinner!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6 1x


Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium red onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

Enchilada Sauce

  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1.5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Franks (or more, to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Black Beans

  • 1/2 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Optional Toppings

  • Cotija
  • fresh cilantro
  • Avocado


  1. Preheat the oven to 425º and spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Prepare sweet potatoes by poking them with a fork 4-5 times. Spray or rub the sweet potatoes with olive oil cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are roasting, heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add olive oil. When olive oil is fragrant, add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add ground turkey and garlic to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until browned. Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.
  4. Next, place all ingredients for the enchilada sauce into a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven and let cool. Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough, cut in half (hotdog style) and carefully remove the inside of the sweet potato, leaving a small layer of sweet potato to keep the skin intact.
  6. Place 2 cups of the sweet potato flesh into a large bowl and mash with a fork. Add ground turkey, black beans, chopped cilantro, and 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce and mix well.
  7. Scoop sweet potato mixture into the sweet potato skins. Smother sweet potato halves with more enchilada sauce and bake at 425º for another 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, sprinkle with optional toppings and enjoy!


Nutrition information does not include toppings


  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 224
  • Sugar: 10
  • Fat: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 27
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 13


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