Loaded Sweet Potato Skins (Healthier)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

These Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are crispy, packed with 7.2g of protein, only 159 calories and still taste amazing! Guaranteed filling dinner or even party snack!

Two loaded sweet potato skins on parchment paper with wedges of lime.

Friends, let me introduce the recipe that’s all my husband: these Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins. This recipe is all him (I may have taken the pictures for them). Needless to say, since I’m sure these photos tell the story, these were insanely fantastic. Super loaded, healthy, filling, easy to make, and fun to eat. OH, you have to try the coconut bacon on top.

Game changer.

Top down shot of loaded sweet potato skins on a grey serving tray.

I’m not the biggest American football fan, but boy do I have a lot of fans on my Facebook friend page. I knew the moment game season started because of this. When we were planning our recipes for this month, the Mr. and I thought that loaded sweet potatoes would be a great idea. He even said he wanted to try it by himself (can you say super kind trooper) and because I know he’s a super chef, I happily said yes.

Imagine my surprise when he came back with an even better idea than mine: healthy loaded sweet potato skins. Uh, YES. These skins are so deliciously crispy it’s almost like you’re having Mexican sweet potato nachos. Wait, THAT sounds divine on its own *pens down*. Complete with the lime, jalapeño and black beans, these really are a great Mexican flavour theme game day snack. The crazy thing about it is that it could easily be a dinner.

Loaded sweet potato skins on parchment with creamy dip on the side.

PRO TIP: the coconut bacon. It’s such an amazing topping on this and I now kind of understand what my bacon addict friends have been talking about. Salty and crunchy, it goes so well with the creamy sweet potato filling.

We will definitely be making these loaded sweet potato skins again soon, and definitely for Super Bowl next year. P.S. Who are you rooting for this game season?


So, I’m adding a new section to all my blog posts called “Your Questions Answered”! I’m always looking for new ways to help out my readers (see super in-depth recipe). You guys always ask so many questions so I put some answers here to help you out!

Q: How do you make loaded sweet potato skins crispy?

A: The key to crispy sweet potato skins is (1) ensuring you leave only enough sweet potato flesh inside the skins to keep them solid, and (2) twice baking them with the olive oil brushing. Don’t skip this step!

Q: Are loaded sweet potato skins gluten free? 

A: Yes they are!

Q: Can I skip the cheese/switch up these ingredients?
A: Definitely. If you want to make this vegan you can. Another great idea would be to load these with chili, guacamole and a fresh tomato salsa!

Top down shot of loaded sweet potato skins on parchment paper with creamy dip on the side.

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:




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These Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are crispy, packed with 6g of protein, only 144 calories and still taste amazing! Guaranteed filling dinner or even party snack! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com


Overhead view of loaded sweet potato skins on plate with bowls of yogurt and cilantro

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

These vegan Loaded Sweet Potato Skins are healthier than the traditional version, but still crispy, cheesy, and packed with flavor!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 38 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut yogurt or vegan greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreds + 1/4 cup for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 jalapeño finely chopped
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil


Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Slice sweet potatoes in half and allow to cool slightly.
  • While cooling, in a pan over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and cook down onions, garlic, bell peppers and tomatoes until slightly tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Scoop out the flesh out of the potatoes, leaving a thin layer of sweet potato inside. Add it to a bowl with the onions, garlic, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, black beans, greek yogurt, cheese, salt, pepper, paprika and jalapeño. Stir together and set aside.
  • Rub the bottoms of the potato skins with the rest of the oil, place bottom up, and bake for another 5-10 minutes until crispy. Remove from oven and fill with the sweet potato mixture.
  • Top evenly with the ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with coconut bacon.
  • Serve with coconut or vegan greek yogurt and the lime. Enjoy!
How to store and reheat: Refrigerate leftover sweet potato skins in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat them in a 400ºF oven to get them crispy again, or microwave them until warmed through.
How to freeze: Freeze sweet potato skins in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Let them thaw in the fridge overnight, then reheat them in the oven or microwave as instructed above.
Click the link to learn how to make coconut bacon.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16291IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. These sweet potato skins look so GOOD! Loaded with all the goodness, but not many calories..fantastic!

  2. Rohan says:

    Hi admin

    First of all, i want to say that i was searching sweet potato skins on google and got your result and i am happy to have your result. I loved the way you write article on this site. Keep writing more amazing content. and thanks for sharing

  3. nancy says:

    These sweet potato skins look so delicious. Thanks for posting with us as well as ingredients also.

  4. jenny says:

    thanks a lot.

  5. master says:

    in one word…. delicious

  6. Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

    Thank you John!

  7. Amy says:

    I have been trying to get my weight down after having a baby and I was sooooooo tired of eating the same thing over and over. So I fell upon this website trying to find new recipes. This recipe is AMAZING! My husband even liked it and he doesn’t like anything semi healthy! Ha! I will definitely be making this again!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Amy,

      Aww I am SO happy to hear that! I’m so happy to provide you with that variety that you needed and so glad you and your husband enjoyed this recipe so much!! Thanks so much for your feedback 🙂

  8. Pete Bradford says:

    5 stars
    Serve with limes!****
    lol I was so confused why I had a lime

  9. Enoot says:

    5 stars
    This is really very delicious..!

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