Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

These healthy sweet potato skins are one of my all-time blog favorites – and they’re a reader favorite, too!

They’re stuffed with a creamy sweet potato shallot filling with spinach and chickpeas to bump up the yummy health factor and then they are topped with a tiny bit of melty cheese and baked to sweet potato skin perfection.

 

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins recipe: stuffed with a creamy spinach filling and covered with melted cheese. A must-try for sweet potato lovers! | pinchofyum.com

 

INGREDIENTS: 

 

2 medium or large sweet potatoes
1½ tablespoons butter
1 shallot, minced
1 bag fresh baby spinach
¼ cup light sour cream
2 ounces light cream cheese
1 cup chickpeas
¼ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to taste

 

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins - a vegetarian recipe featuring sweet potatoes, spinach, and chickpeas! a MUST TRY for sweet potato lovers. | pinchofyum.com

INSTRUCTIONS: 

 

  • Step 1

Bake sweet potatoes at 350 for 45-60 minutes, or until fork tender.

  • Step 2

Cut sweet potatoes in half and let cool for 5-10 minutes. While sweet potatoes are cooling, saute the shallots with the butter over medium heat until translucent. Add fresh spinach and heat for 2-3 minutes, until spinach has cooked down. Set aside.

 

Sauteing spinach for the sweet potato skins

 

  • Step 3

Scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a thin layer inside with the skin so that it can stand up on its own. Mash the sweet potato with the cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in chickpeas, spinach, and plenty of salt and pepper.

 

 

Prepping Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

 

  • Step 4

Coat potato skins with a drizzle of oil and bake for about 5 minutes to get a crispier outside. Remove from oven and fill each skin with the sweet potato mixture and top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake again for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and filling is heated through.

 

 

 

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

 

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