Recipe: Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Before starting this post, I’d like to first take a moment to remember all of the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom. Our country would not be the same without them.

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Because I was home from work today, I spent the day cleaning and watching the Harry Potter Movie Marathon Weekend on Freeform. Needless to say, it was a very relaxing day!

Steve and I were away this weekend, which means that we weren’t able to do our typical Sunday trip to the grocery store. When it came time to eat lunch today, I panicked. What was I going to eat? I opened the fridge and saw some cheese, leftover cauliflower rice, condiments, and salad fixings. The cabinet contained bread and a sweet potato.

I knew that I wanted something savory because I had plenty of sweet dishes at my grandparents’ houses over the weekend. Hmmm….

Then, it hit me! I could make a modified version of loaded potato skins! I threw together some of the ingredients that we had lying around, and the skins turned out surprisingly good!

Because these were so incredibly easy, I thought that I’d share the recipe with all of you!

Follow along below!

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What You Need:

  • One cooked sweet potato (I usually get the microwavable sweet potatoes at the store)
  • 1/2 cup  shredded cheese (we only had fiesta blend, but I think cheddar would work just as well)
  • 2 tbsp bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup cooked cauliflower rice
  • 2 tsp parmesan and red pepper spice

Instructions:

  • Cook the sweet potato according to the directions on the potato itself. When it’s cooked, scoop out the insides and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine the sweet potato mix with the bacon bits, cauliflower rice, parmesan and red pepper spice, and 1/4 cup of the cheese until all ingredients are blended together.
  • Place the mixture back into the skins (there will be extra filling, but it’s the perfect snack until your skins are done :)). Top the stuffed skins with the remainder of the cheese and broil until the cheese is slightly browned.

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And, voila! You have delicious and fairly healthy loaded potato skins! I was very happy with how these turned out – especially because I just made the recipe up on the spot. These skins are crunchy, savory, and very filling, and I can’t wait to make them again!

What do you like to put in your loaded potato skins?

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