Avocado Stuffed Yams


This is a simple and filling recipe. The cool and spicy avocado topping is a pleasant contrast to the hot sweet yams.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings


  • 4 (8 ounce) yams

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and mashed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place yams on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake yams for 40 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the red pepper, avocado, cilantro, olive oil, green onions, cumin and lime juice.

  4. Cut yams in half lengthwise, and fluff the centers with a fork. Top with the avocado stuffing. Season with salt and pepper, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

703 Calories
40g Fat
76g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 703
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 52%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 93mg 463%
Calcium 313mg 24%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 2490mg 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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