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Sweet Potato Skins with Bacon and Cheese

Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Author: Aimee


  • 2 large sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 strips bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place sweet potatoes on sheet. Poke a few holes in each potato with a fork.
  • Bake 75 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes, and then slice each potato in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out most of the potato into a medium bowl, leaving a thin layer inside.
  • Brush the skins with olive oil and place back on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • While skins are baking, mash up the sweet potato in the bowl with the milk, cream, salt, and pepper.
  • After removing the skins from the oven, divide the mashed sweet potato evenly between the four skins. Sprinkle the cheese over the skins and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  • While skins are baking, cut the two strips of bacon into small pieces and crisp in a pan. Drain and set aside.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are out of the oven, top with the bacon pieces and serve immediately.