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Sweet Potato Skins

This all-American favorite gets a deliciously healthy spin with fiber-rich sweet potatoes and healthier ingredients ideal for any appetizer or snack. And, Louisiana yams are touted as the sweetest of sweet potatoes!

Makes 12 potato skins

 

Ingredients

6 medium Louisiana yams (sweet potatoes)
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2/3 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese

 

Instructions

1. Wash potatoes well, and dry thoroughly. Microwave on high 8-10 minutes depending on size (or in 425 F oven bake 50-60 minutes). When potatoes cool to handle, cut in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-inch shell (save pulp for another use). Cut potato skins in half width-wise.
2. Place potato skins on baking sheet lined with foil. Coat skins with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Bake 475°F 5-7 minutes; turn and coat skins on other side with nonstick cooking spray. Bake until crisp, 3-5 minutes more.
4. In small bowl, mix together bacon, green onions, and cheese. Sprinkle mixture inside skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

 

Food Facts

Calories 79
Calories from Fat 25%
Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 155mg
Carbohydrates 11g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 lean meat