Sweet Potato Taco Boats

5 from 1 vote

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Sweet Potato Taco BoatsI took my kids out to get cute photos so my husband could have something other than ultrasound pictures hanging in his cubicle at work.

Guess how well that worked out:IMG_0094Brooke is a pretty photogenic girl and I actually got some decent smiles out of her……Blakeman on the other hand is a whole other story. He basically hates life when his sister holds him/comes near him. She just gets a little excited to be around him which translates into being a little bit too rough. Obviously I tell her to “be gentle” 400 times a day, but it seriously goes in one ear and right out the other.

More or less, this little trip out into nature was somewhat of a bust. At least I got this little gem:

IMG_0055 copyInstead of doing crazy eyes, I just ask her to do a fake laugh and she looks like she’s happy. It’s a miracle.

The people at this park sort of thought I was nuts.

Umm….what else is new?!

So, I’m debating whether to go out again and try to get some more decent shots of my baby. We’ll see if the cosmos align, allowing him to smile at something other than my face. Time will tell. *I will keep you posted.

ANYWAYS. I made taco boats out of sweet potatoes and they were RAD. Healthy and RAD. Sweet and spicy and creamy and amazing. The recipe isn’t really much of a recipe either. Just make all your taco fixings and shove them into a baked sweet potato. Done and done.

Here’s the printable. Enjoy your weekend! –>{TGIF TGIF TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!}

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Sweet Potato Taco Boats

Sweet Potato Taco Boats are exactly what they sound like, baked sweet potatoes filled with all of your favorite taco fixin's!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 small sweet potatoes baked and halved

any taco fillings you'd like including:

  • taco meat
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • salsa
  • avocado
  • onion etc.


  • Scoop out about half of the cooked {warm} sweet potato into a bowl. Fill with any desired taco fillings and serve.


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 1025mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10080IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: sweet potato taco boats
5 from 1 vote

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  1. Kelsey

    Okay, I just made these tonight, and WOW! I added some cinnamon and cayenne to my normal taco seasonings, and they were a perfect complement to the sweetness of the potato. My husband took one bite and told me I could make them whenever I wanted, which is the highest praise!

  2. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Awwww I love both photos! The uncomfortable Blakeman shot and the fake laugh of Brooke. Both adorable.

    And those taco boats? Yes and yes! I need those for a second dinner righ tnow.

  3. Anna @ Hidden Ponies

    I kinda love the crazy eyes 🙂 Love this recipe – great way to cut down on the sweetness of the sweet potato!

  4. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    Hahaha! I have plenty of photos where the little one is not cooperating. Cracks me up! So, the taco boats…this is pretty much the perfect meal for me.

  5. Sue willemot

    My pictures with my baby brother look basically the same, 13 months apart in age, all his baby pictures he is crying or about to cry.. Good luck and hope for smiles!