Clean Eating Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

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This delicious clean eating lentil stuffed sweet potato is a wonderful way to use up leftover lentil soup!

If you’re a lentil lover like me, you know how silly it sounds to suggest there might be leftovers. But such an occasion did occur in my house the other night and I just couldn’t ignore those beautiful legumes when breakfast came around the next morning.

This is one of those recipes that doesn’t really need any actual measuring of ingredients. I simply provided them so you could get a sense of the nutrition data in them. But you could totally adjust amounts and also multiply easily for more than one person.

There is something about the combination of sweet potatoes and hummus that makes me happy all way down to my tootsies. But add some lentils on top of that and you have a whole different level of happy.

A Clean Eating Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato sitting on a white plate which has been set on bricks. The potato is split in the middle and stuffed with hummus and lentils and is garnished with some fresh parsley.

I ate this for breakfast but it’s perfectly acceptable as a lunch or even dinner or side dish.

If you really wanted to get creative and you have several mouths to feed, you could even make a casserole out of it by mashing a bunch of cooked sweet potatoes, spreading them out in a casserole dish and layering the hummus and lentils over that.

Now why didn’t I think of that earlier….?

No matter, it was delicious either way.

I used this lentil recipe here. You can make your own hummus too if you wish. Other then that, all you need is a baked sweet potato! Easy!

Truth be told, you could even mash all the ingredient together for a fancy mashed sweet potato recipe! Holy cow, my wheels are turning as I type! I think I need to get back into the kitchen.

Excuse me…


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Clean Eating Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

Clean Eating Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato

Have leftover lentils? This is one crazy delicious way to make sure they don't go to waste!!
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 275kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 medium sweet potato (cooked and cut open)
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • ¼ cup lentil soup (drain off a bit of the broth if it's very brothy soup)
  • 1 tsp. parsley (fresh, chopped - optional)


  • Bake your sweet potato as you normally would, either in the oven or in the microwave. Cut it open like you would a baked potato.
  • Spoon on the hummus.
  • Ladle on the lentil soup. As mentioned, try to avoid too much liquid.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. 
  • Serve.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 19285IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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