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.
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!
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
- 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.
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?