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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

These Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are sweet in taste with mouthwatering cheese and bacon, and some creamy sour cream and chives. perfection!

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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Don’t forget to try my Spicy Maple Sweet Potato Wedges recipe as well! For a yummy side there’s also the ever-popular Roasted Red Potatoes side dish!

Now, I don’t even recall having sweet potatoes as a kid. That being said, as an adult I don’t think of cooking them either. Do you find that you are the same way as well?

Continually cooking foods and dishes that you were raised on, either in the same or similar fashions?

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Once I realized that, and the fact that I didn’t even have a sweet potato dish in my recipe box – I decided to add one. With February being National Sweet Potato month, what a great excuse to start cooking more using this potato.

They are jam-packed with Vitamin A & C and if stored correctly {in a cooler place like the garage}, they can also last 3-6 months!

For my first sweet potato recipe at My Organized Chaos, I wan’t simple and a spin on a classic. So, today I’m featuring Loaded Sweet Potato Skins, and you’ll notice the recipe is similar to how you’d make loaded baked potatoes.

Or, one of the many ways you could make loaded potatoes rather, since there’s so many little variations on such a popular recipe. 

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are sweet in taste with mouthwatering cheese and bacon, and some creamy sour cream and chives. perfection!

Sweet Potatoes are, well, sweet. So, if your stores carry the larger ones like mine, keep that in mind. Once person most likely couldn’t finish one half all on their own.

For that reason I only made 2 {4 halves} and it was more than enough for the kids and I. Plus, add as little or as much of the cheese and bacon as you want.

In fact, I encourage overuse of bacon for the Loaded Sweet Potato Skins – it helps to balance the sweetness. ok, that and I just love bacon.

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are sweet in taste with mouthwatering cheese and bacon, and some creamy sour cream and chives. perfection!

Ingredients

  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 6-8 slices Bacon
  • 3 tablespoons Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese {cheddar or mozza or a mix of both}
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Sour Cream, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Scrub sweet potato skins to clean and pat dry.
  3. Poke holes into the sweet potatoes and place them on a foil-lined {and greased} baking sheet. Bake until sweet potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook slices of bacon in a skillet over medium-low heat until crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Drain bacon on a paper towel, then crumble.
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and cool until you can handle them in your hands. Cut them in half, lengthwise and scoop out most the flesh into a bowl, leaving about ¼ inch of flesh in the skin.
  6. Brush the sweet potato skins with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place them back on the baking sheet skin side down and bake for 10 minutes to get them a little crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle as before.
  7. Mash the sweet potato flesh with a fork until smooth and mix in the cream. Add filling to skins, then top with bacon and cheese. Broil the skins until cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.
  8. Top with bacon and sour cream. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Saturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 11g

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73 Comments

  1. I love sweet potatoes. This recipe looks like a keeper. And a crowd pleaser. Also you can never have too much bacon 😉 Thanks for sharing yet another great recipe.

  2. recipes sounds delish i am going to use just white potato since i really don t care for sweet potato

    1. I find it so strong myself, a little does go a long way. That being said I could eat a lot more potatoes than sweet potato, maybe that is part of it being healthier for you? lol

  3. These look really good!! And I have a couple sweet potatoes right now waiting to be cooked.

  4. I love sweet potatoes and eat them every week. I rarely eat regular potatoes anymore….even prefer sweet potato fries over the usual. Thanks for this wonderful recipe to add to my collection! 🙂

  5. These look absolutely amazing. I have to make these. Yumm Im sharing this recipe as well!! 🙂

  6. YUM! I love sweet potatoes, and I never once thought to prepare them like this. I know what is on my shopping list for next week!

  7. Love loaded potato skins, haven’t had them in years..thanks for the post, just reminded me of what I’ve been missing..lol

  8. I recently just started sweet potato – i know, crazy right? – and that’s only because sweet potato fries became the new it thing. Of course, we cannot have too much of that. But I do love the taste of sweet potato and this looks so amazing! Its definitely something different from our usual potatoes but I think we would love it at our house

    1. YES, the fries started me on them too, so funny! Up until then, i don’t even recall having them before…

  9. YUM! I never thought of taking a sweet potato and loading it up like a regular one!! This is awesome, a must try.
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. I’m exactly the same. We never had sweet potatoes as a kid and as I got older they always seemed like something unhealthy cooked with marshmallows or lots of sugar but now that I’ve had a chance to try them on their own I’ve discovered the great flavour they possess naturally. I really like your idea of making them like baked potatoes because that’s a healthy way to prepare them and yet it still feels familiar. Thanks!

  11. I love sweet potatoes and was looking for more ways to introduce them to our family diet. I think this recipe would be a hit!

  12. These look so good. We love sweet potatoes here and sweet potato fries are a huge treat. (I only deepfry once a month) But I may just have to make these.

  13. this looks good. the only thing is I would make it without onions because I cant stand onions lol

  14. I am not a sweet potato fan, but I want to be … maybe these loaded potatoes will change my mind !@

  15. oh man my boys who just started eating sweet potatoes would love these! will definitely try for an easy meal

  16. these look amazing, my husband would love them, maybe I’ll make these for valentines

  17. I don’t really like sweet potatoes, but I wish I did, however my husband loooves them. He will want to make these I’m sure!

  18. These look delicious! I rarely have white potatoes on hand, but do buy sweet potatoes once in a while. This would be a nice change from roasting them, which is what I usually do.

  19. I love sweet potatoes! I’ve never thought to use them for loaded skins. Definitely going to give this a try! I wish I had seen this for the Superbowl. 🙁

  20. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find
    this matter to be actually something which I
    think I would never understand. It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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