Baked Sweet Potato Skins

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with refried black beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. This easy sweet potato recipe needs just a few ingredients but it tastes SO good!

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!Baked Sweet Potato Skins

Baked Sweet Potato Skins are a healthy alternative to potato skins, perfect appetizer whether you’re watching the Super bowl or getting together with friends. So quick and easy to make, a few of my other favorite baked sweet potato recipes are Italian-Style Stuffed Sweet PotatoesSloppy Joe Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Mexican- Style Loaded Sweet Potato.

This potato skins recipe vegetarian and naturally gluten-free for those of you with dietary restrictions. To find smaller sweet potatoes like the ones used here, it’s best to buy them in a bag which usually come smaller than the ones sold single.

What to do with the scooped out potato?

Scooped sweet potato can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days. I like to mix it with just a smidge of butter, low-fat milk, salt and pepper and serve it alongside chicken breast.

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

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These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!
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Baked Sweet Potato Skins

4
Freestyle Points
150.5
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Appetizer
CUISINE: American
These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

Ingredients

  • 6 small sweet potatoes, about 2 ¼ pounds*
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fat free refried black beans
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Adjust oven rack to center of oven.
  • Place whole sweet potatoes on a sheet pan covered in foil or parchment, poke each a few times with a fork. Bake until fork tender, 40-45 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Switch oven from bake to broil.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl combine black beans with taco seasoning.
  • Cut sweet potatoes in half and carefully scoop out flesh with a metal spoon, leaving about ¼-inch of flesh intact.*
  • Place potatoes, skin side up back on the sheet pan, spray with olive oil, top with pinch salt and pepper, and broil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove skins from oven, turn over and fill each with black beans, 1 tbsp salsa and 1 tbsp cheese then return to oven to broil 2 minutes more.
  • Top with each skin with scallions and cilantro and eat right away.

Notes

* Weight of each skin after the potato is scooped out is about 1 1/2 ounces each.

Nutrition

Serving: 2loaded skins, Calories: 150.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 445mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points: +6
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