Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Shredded Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Onion

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    These loaded sweet potatoes are loaded with filling veggies! Shredded zucchini, mushrooms, and onions give this dish huge flavor and will fill you right up!

    Of course Game of Thrones gets super good as soon as the season is coming to an end. It always happens!! The first half of the season was a yawn but now it’s picked up and I don’t want it to end. I just don’t want to wait another nine to ten months before we get the next episode. Are any of you watching the Game of Thrones series? I think it’s like easily one of the best shows on television. Eek, and True Detective is coming back on in 13 days! Cannot wait for season two. I bet you can’t guess why ;)

    So my 10-year high school reunion is scheduled for next month. I’m kind of torn whether or not I want to go. On one hand, I want to see people that I haven’t seen in a while and on the other hand, I feel like all the people I want to see, I already seem them on a regular basis so why am I going to spend $100 to go to an event to just see my friends I already see? Around Northern Virginia is weird. Like we pretty much go to the same middle schools and high schools together, go to pretty much the same universities, and move back to the same area because of all the job opportunities in the DC-area. So it’s not like I never see anyone from high school. I can drive into the town I grew up in and go into a restaurant or grocery store and guarantee you I’ll see someone I went to high school with. It’s kind of cool! Jason thinks it’s so bizarre because he didn’t grow up in an area like this so he never talks to anyone from high school. I kind of like that Northern Virginia has its own little bubble and we’re all still acquaintances. Anyway, would you go to your 10-year high school reunion? I’m so torn!

    These loaded sweet potatoes are loaded with filling veggies! Shredded zucchini, mushrooms, and onions give this dish huge flavor and will fill you right up!

    I made these loaded sweet potatoes a couple weeks ago. Easily one of my favorite paleo meals because of how easy they were to make and surprisingly really filling, too! I shredded the zucchini so that gave it some fun texture. I could make this countless times over and never get sick of it. If you don’t like the ingredients I loaded up these sweet potatoes in, you can swap them out for whatever veggies you like!

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    Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Shredded Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Onion

    These loaded sweet potatoes are loaded with filling veggies! 
    Prep Time: 20 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
    Calories: 552kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 2 large sweet potatoes
    • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 cup)
    • 8 ounces finely chopped baby portabella mushrooms
    • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (more or less depending on how spicy you like things)
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • Coconut oil


    • Pierce the outside of the sweet potatoes with a fork. You'll want to make several piercings - about 6-8 all around. Place into the microwave and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Obviously this is going to depend on how small or large your sweet potatoes are and how powerful your microwave is. The sweet potatoes will be done when they're soft to the touch.
    • Carefully remove the sweet potatoes from the microwave and carefully slice in half, length-wise. Set aside to cool.
    • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the skillet. Once coconut oil is warmed up, add zucchini, mushrooms, and onion. Cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Sprinkle in the seasonings and stir to incorporate. Remove skillet from heat.
    • The sweet potatoes should be slightly cooled by now. Carefully, with a spoon, scoop out the inside of the sweet potato, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Place the sweet potato filling into the skillet.
    • Mix the sweet potato together with the filling and scoop and fill the hollowed out sweet potato skins.
    • Serve warm.


    Nutrition Facts
    Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Shredded Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Onion
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 552 Calories from Fat 36
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 4g6%
    Carbohydrates 121g40%
    Fiber 19g76%
    Sugar 18g20%
    Protein 23g46%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I haven’t gone to any of my reunions – partly for the same reasons you mentioned. Anyone I really want to talk to, I’m still in contact with. We have GOT on our list of shows to try – just waiting to catch up on others first! :)

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    I could dig into a plate full of these!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

    OK, how good was last week’s episode? That White Walkers scene was terrifying! This week was… interesting. I was so sad about Shireen, and really mad at Stanis for it. But then the whole Drogon thing was possibly the coolest thing that’s happened so far in the show. And True Detective Season 2? I cannot WAIT!!!!

    • Julie says:

      OMG, I swear you and I need to live-text GOT. When the Drogon thing happened, I literally jumped up out of my seat and was like, I WANT A DRAGON!!! Stanis sucks. Cannot believe he did that Shireen…what the heck!! I was so mad lol

      • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

        Seriously, way to go from hero to zero! With Drogon, my boyfriend and I just looked at each other and sort of weirdly cackled with wide eyes. It was amazing. We should start a bloggers TV chat, haha!!!

  • Heather Christo says:

    I’m dying over GOT. I read all the books, so some stuff I know is coming and other things (like Shereen) they have just made up and it is CRAZY. I am obsessed. I did not make my 10 year because I had an infant, but I am an old geezer and am coming up on my 20 in another year!! yummy potatoes!

  • Maria says:

    Perfect for meatless monday!

  • Gaby says:

    I am watching Game of Thrones, but I am an episode behind!!

  • Vicky says:

    I did not go to any of my high school reunions (graduated in 1976). I’ve stayed in touch with the folks I wanted to keep in touch with. High school was not a favorite time in my life. A tip for cooking the sweet potatoes – I wash them off, pierce them once with a sharp knife and throw them in the crock pot for 8-10 hours on low (depending upon your crock pot). They turn out perfectly.

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    I love this, Julie!!! just printed the recipe! making this!

    • Julie says:

      Yay!!! <3

  • marla says:

    Such a healthy recipe…my family would love this!

  • Cardinal says:

    Great recipe!

  • psebrellsc says:

    This was absolutely delish. I had this for lunch today. Very satisfying and easy. It’s a nice addiction to my clean eating menu. :-)

    • Julie says:

      So glad you made this and enjoyed! Thanks for letting me know :)

  • Hannah says:

    This was yummy too

  • Sunflower says:

    Simple to make and delightful to eat. Do the do well in the fridge as leftovers for the next day?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      yes, i’ve had it reheated before and they taste excellent!

  • C. Heath says:

    I made this last night. It was so good that I’m doubling the recipe and making it again tonight. I’m using a leek tonight since I have one that’s ready to go. So good!

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