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Side Dishes

Bacon-Cheddar Sweet-Potato Skins

 Bacon, cheese and potatoes; what could be better?

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

1 ½  hours


  • 6 sweet potatoes (about 2 ½ lbs.)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup shredded low-fat cheddar
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Coat potatoes with cooking spray; place on baking sheet. Bake for 50 min. or until tender. Cut lengthwise in half; scoop out the flesh, leaving ¼ ” shell. In a bowl, mash flesh.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook onions and garlic in oil for 4 min. Stir onion mixture and bacon into mashed potatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fill shells with mixture; cut into thirds. Top with cheddar. Bake 10 min. or until heated. Top with sour cream.
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