Loaded Sweet Potato Skins for Game Day
Are you ready for some football? Going to a Super Bowl viewing party and need something to bring? Or maybe you are hosting one and need something easy to make in addition to all of your other appetizer type foods.
To be honest, I’m not really into football. The only sport I’ve ever cared about is hockey. (Go Pens!) Still, I’m not above a party that revolves around yelling at the TV Screen, eating tiny bites of food and drinking beer.
The only football team I care about is the JETS and that is only because the men in my family are JETS fans. Since they don’t have a chance at all of being in the Super Bowl, I’ve mentally checked out. At least I can distract myself from the football with these Loaded Sweet Potato Skins.
It’s such a shame that I don’t eat sweet potatoes on a regular basis. They are one of my favorite vegetables yet I only eat them during the holidays or when I’m out to eat and am faced with the decision to upgrade my fries for sweet potato fries.
Not much of a contest, in my opinion…
I will always opt to change any russet potato for a sweet potato or regular French fries for sweet potato fries. Yes, I will even pay the extra $2.00 to upgrade because let’s face it, it is definitely an improvement.
You can make these with any kind of potato you wish, but why would you want to?
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hour 15 min
6 small sweet potatoes, baked
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2-3 green scallions or onions
1/4 cup olives, sliced
6-8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 350 ° F
Cut the baked sweet potatoes in half and scoop out some of the inside. Add a layer of sour cream and top with the shredded cheddar cheese to each potato half.
Slice the green ends of the green scallions or onions and add to the top of the cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the cooked and crumbled bacon and olive slices on top.
Bake in the oven on a baking sheet until cheese has melted.