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Loaded Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Skins

Baked sweet potato skins.

Irresistibly crispy and cheesy, the perfect healthy appetizer for parties, they are completely addictive! Very easy to make, in just a few steps:

The crowd-pleasing Super Bowl appetizer that is actually GOOD for you!

These irresistible and addictive crispy baked sweet potato skins are the perfect combination of healthy and comfort food, and they’re easy to make in just a few steps:

Irresistibly cheesy, addictively crispy, and secretly healthy, they are the perfect comfort food party appetizer. Really easy and quick to make:

Way better than regular baked potato skins! It’s a very good idea to make extra sweet potato skins, especially if you’re expected to share. You can even bake the skins ahead of time and serve them plain, setting up a Sweet Potato Station with bowls of different toppings so the guests can make their own DIY baked sweet potato skins.

Topping ideas include sliced green onions, different flavors of shredded cheese such as Daiya vegan, bac’n bits (which surprisingly do not actually contain bacon), or anything else you can dream of that sounds like it’d go well with sweet potatoes!

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Loaded Baked Sweet Potato Skins 

(serves 6)

  • 3 yams or sweet potatoes
  • oil or oil spray
  • toppings of choice

Poke a few holes around each potato with a fork. If using the microwave: wrap the potatoes loosely in paper towels and cook 14 minutes. If using the oven: Preheat oven to 400F place potatoes on a tray or baking dish, and bake for one hour. For both methods, once the potatoes are done, slice each in half lengthwise and scoop out about 2/3 of the flesh (save this scooped-out flesh). Preheat oven to 430 F, and either brush the skins with oil or spray with oil spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and re-stuff with filling. You can also add cheese-type shreds (such as Daiya) at this time. Place under the broiler, and broil (or bake at the oven’s highest temperature) 3-4 minutes or until cheese shreds have melted.

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Question of the Day:

What are your plans for Super Bowl this year?

I still need to figure out what I want to make this year, but there are a few ideas going through my mind, such as Macaroni and Cheese Cups, Chocolate Brownie Pie, or maybe even a peanut butter or caramel version of my Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake (one of my personal favorite recipes).


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Published on January 22, 2015

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  1. Elle {Styelleish } says

    I don’t know if I would eat these for breakfast, but they definitely do look like they’d make an amazing healthy option on Super bowl Sunday! Thanks!
    P.s. are you still doing breakfast month?

  2. Jill @ Champagne for Everyday says

    These look amazing! I would eat them any meal of the day. I haven’t thought to scoop out the center and re-stuff – this is about to make my daily sweet potato that much better. I love to top with a little butter and sugar free syrup 😛


  3. Matea says

    I’ve been thinking about making baked sweet potatoes for a while but never got around to it. I think this is a sign–a very good sign 🙂

  4. Sarah says

    I love this idea, Katie, and I love the photos too.
    I’ve never made potato skins before, but sweet potato skins > potato skins any day.

  5. EVA says

    This is actually a SUPER classic recipe. People on the gallbladder diet have been making it this way for decades, except we usually add in minced garlic, stir in vegetable broth, and other spices for flavor to keep it low/no fat. While this is far from a new or revolutionary recipe, it’s good to see an oldie but goodie.

    As for the Superbowl, I won’t be going near it. In fact, I hated even typing that, and will not tolerate anything related to nachos, hot wings, beer, Katy Perry, or Seattle. I literally eat, sleep, and breathe Packers and am beyond pissed. They deserved it. I just hope Seattle gets curb-stomped that night!

  6. Chelsea says

    Hey Katie,
    Awesome recipe. I love that I can make your recipes for non-health food loving crowds, and it always goes over like gangbusters. You are one of my best foodie crushes.
    Speaking of which, when I clicked on the link for nutrition facts, I saw a link for nutrition facts for a cheeseball using strawberry cream cheese. Is the recipe waiting for its debut? I would love to try another cheeseball recipe!

  7. Abigail says

    OMG! Peanut butter pudding cake sounds like THE MOST DELICIOUS DESSERT EVER! Chocolate pudding cake has been my favorite recipe on the blog for ever! I have made the chocolate version about four times, and the pumpkin version about ten! I’ve even experimented multiple times with a vanilla version just by not adding the chocolate, and it was wonderful! Could you pretty PLEASE post the peanut butter version of the chocolate pudding cake?? 😀
    P.S. I was so mesmerized when I got to the end of the post about the pudding cake I almost forgot about the potato skins! They look delicious! Lol! 🙂

  8. Vanessa says

    Not sure what I’m doing for super bowl. I’m not really a big football fan. But I AM a huge sweet potato fan and these look so delicious!

  9. bree says

    I have a sweet potato hating family…I’m going to give these a shot. Not for the super bowl, though…I thank the gods everyday I didn’t marry a sports fan, haha! Thanks for the recipe! 😀

  10. Lucy says

    this looks delicious! Do you have any ideas on how to mix the toppings up a bit? I’m thinking I could put bacon bits in and maybe a little guacamole and spring onion – anyone else got any good ideas?

    • Unofficial CCK Helper says

      You could always google search “baked potato bar” or even google image search it for some great ideas of what to put on/in loaded potatoes.

  11. Lessley Dutton says

    stupid question, but I assume we do NOT peel the sweet potatoes for your recipe of “Sweet potato skins”? I stumbled upon your website and am anticipating making some of your delectable recipes! Thanks 🙂

  12. Taylor says

    I thought that you weren’t supposed to eat sweet potato skins? Not sure why I thought that, I eat regular baked potato skins and LOVE them but for some reason I thought that sweet potato skins were high in something that was dangerous… hm. Either way these look delicious! If anyone can respond if they know anything that would be appreciated.

  13. Mike Thomas says

    Wow! As being a potato lover, it would be so delicious and mouthwatering for me… I will like to make it my own….

  14. Anndrea Marchand says

    When you are sweet potato skin recipe you said you can use toppings of your choice I want to use bacon can you cook the bacon before you put them in the oven to melt the cheese or do you put the bacon on raw unto the potato skins and cook it at the same time the cheese is melting

  15. Renee says

    These were pretty easy to make and good. I added a tbsp of unsalted butter and sprinkled about a tsp of cinnamon into the mashed portion then topped with 1 tbsp of cooked bacon(25cal. each) and broiled for 3 min. Yum!

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