Healthy Potato Skins

"Another tasty recipe I found watching Cook Yourself Thin! YUMMY!!! Recipe calls for 2 servings at 420 calories ( this is for 2 halves stuffed per can feed 4 if used as a side and only 1 served and at half the calories too!)."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
4 potato halves




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet then onto an oven rack baking at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a deep saute pan heat the olive oil cooking the onion for 2 to 3 minutes until soft then add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  • Add the entire bag of spinach and the scallions, cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until the spinach has wilted.
  • In another pan cook the turkey bacon until crisp and then drain; When cooled, chop the bacon into small pieces and reserve.
  • When the sweet potatoes are cooked, let them cool for 5 minutes. Carefully slice each one in half and scoop out inside of potato into a bowl adding cream cheese, buttermilk, salt and pepper, and mash together until smooth.
  • Using a pastry brush, coat the outside of each potato skin with the vegetable oil then fill each of the shells with the filling and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese; Transfer each skin back to the baking sheet and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the skins are crispy.
  • Top with bits of turkey bacon and serve.

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  1. Overall these are pretty good and the recipe is simple enough. Dinged a star because the spinach instructions (where does the spinach go in?) was missing and as was the final oven temp. I took a guess and luckily it all seemed to work out - but some clarity in the recipe instructions would be best. Family enjoyed them, thanks for sharing!
  2. These were very good! Made them exactly as written. I love the spinach, garlic and sweet potatoes together. I like turkey bacon but it was too hard. The texture is way different than regular bacon. I will definitely make these again. Thanks. Made for New Kids on the Block tag game.



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