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Feel Good Potato Skins

Serves 6-8

Forget white potatoes and try these sweet potatoes stuffed with scrumptious ingredients. Rachael made these at the 2010 South Beach Wine & Food Festival Kidz Kitchen!


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk or nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika
  • 4-5 slices regular or turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 scallions, sliced on the bias



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450˚F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and rub them with EVOO, salt and pepper. Bake until tender, about 35-40 minutes.
  3. Halve the potatoes and scoop out about a third of the flesh of each into a medium size mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk or yogurt to the sweet potato flesh. Season with salt and paprika, then mash.
  4. Fill the potato skins with the mashed potatoes and arrange the skins on a baking sheet. Place them back into the oven for about 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  5. Meanwhile, cook up the bacon in a skillet until golden brown. Reserve on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Remove the potato skins from the oven and sprinkle with the bacon, cheese and scallions. Serve with a salad alongside.