Sweet Potato Skins

Crispy Sweet Potato Skins are a delicious buttery parmesan crusted appetizer. Whip these up for your next party!!

Sweet potatoes are a favorite of ours- candied, baked, or stuffed, we love them all! These sweet Potato Skins are a family fav.

Sweet Potato Skins topped with crispy bacon and chives

A twist on a family fav

Potato Skins are one of our favorite appetizers as well as one of our guilty pleasures when we go out to eat.

Since the hubby and I both love sweet potatoes, I thought I’d try making a Sweet Potato Skins version and the result was even better than I could imagine. They were so flavorful and addicting!! In fact, I may like them better than the regular potato skins.

The trick to making delicious skins is to make sure the skins taste as good as the rest of the potato. That is why we end up making them Parmesan crusted. It adds so much flavor to the overall recipe and anyone who tries them comments on how delicious the entire potato is.

This recipe makes the most delicious skins that will be great as a side dish or appetizer at any party!

Sweet potatoes on baking sheet.

How to make sweet potato skins

PREP. Preheat oven to 400°F.

BAKE. Pierce potatoes with fork and place on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely when done. Cut potatoes lengthwise and scoop out ½ of the pulp. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

FILLING. In a small bowl combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Mix well.

BAKE. Brush this mixture over the tops and bottoms of each potato skin. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

GARNISH + SERVE. Cut in half cross-wise. Add cheese and bacon and bake for 3-4 more minutes. Sprinkle on green onions or chives. Serve the sweet potato skins warm with ranch or sour cream.

Baked sweet potatoes for sweet potato appetizer.

Tips + Variations

Don’t discard the sweet potato pulp that you scooped out. It can be used in other delicious dishes such as: 

Variations:

  • Sweet version: Top with marshmallow cream and brown sugar instead of cheese, bacon, and sour cream
  • Top with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make it a bit healthier
  • Use this easy Bacon in the Oven recipe to cook and crumble the bacon, or you can use  premade bacon bits. 
Ingredients for sweet potato skins on foil lined baking sheet.

Storing Info

To FREEZE: let the sweet potato skins cool completely, and wrap them individually in pieces of foil or separate fold top sandwich bags. Place all of the potato skins in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a year. 

REHEAT them in the oven or in the microwave. (Thaw, if applicable.) If you are reheating them in the oven you might want to cover them with a piece of foil to avoid them over-browning.

Whether you use the oven or the microwave make sure to heat them until they’re just warmed.

Sweet potato skins recipe with bacon and chives.

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Sweet Potato Skins Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Crispy Sweet Potato Skins are a delicious buttery parmesan crusted appetizer. Whip these up for your next party!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 259 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 5 small sweet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pepper
  • 10 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • green onions/chives

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Pierce potatoes with fork and place on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely when done.
  • Cut potatoes lengthwise and scoop out ½ of the pulp. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Mix well.
  • Brush this mixture over the tops and bottoms of each potato skin.
  • Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
  • Cut in half cross-wise. Add cheese and bacon and bake for 3-4 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle on green onions or chives. Serve warm with ranch or sour cream

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    I love them too, much preferred even than regular potatoes, I’m so glad you made these to confirm that they work (I would have thought that sweet potato skins wouldn’t be thick enough), thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Holy wow! Made this tonight in BC canada – amazing! Added pickled jalapenos to half of them, so good with sour cream, absolutely delish. Will make again for sure. Thanks for your website Luna we appreciate what you do!

    1. Awe, you are so nice! Thank you for saying that! Glad you like them. I’ll have to try your way..sounds good!

  3. Absolute Devine! Love simple prep and freezer instruments you include. Also the alternative topping suggested sound awesome.

  4. 5 stars
    And I thought that regular potato skins were good…the sweet potato skins are amazing!! Still tender, but crisp, & packed with so much flavor!