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2 white round plates on top of a yellow napkin. one plate has a sweet potato boat the other plate has the same sweet potato boat but without the sweet potato peel. finger food for baby and toddler
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Mexican Sweet Potato Boats

These sweet potato boats are a family-friendly way to serve sweet potatoes to the entire family - including those picky eaters.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 1/2 potato servings


  • 3 cooked small whole sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 avocado chopped

  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped


  • Warm the sweet potatoes in the microwave or in a 350 degree oven.
  • In a medium skillet, add in the black beans, corn, paprika, garlic powder and cumin and cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half, using a spoon to scrap the sweet potato away from the skin and cut or smash the sweet potato into small chunks, being careful not to cut the peel.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the bean and corn mixture on top of the sweet potato.
  • Sprinkle the avocado, tomatoes, cheese and cilantro on top and serve.


Serving for Baby: You can also serve this same meal but without the sweet potato skin, which can sometimes be confusing for babies and toddlers. Simply discard the skin and put the sweet potato and toppings on a plate or in a bowl.
Age: 9+ months