Sweet Potato Crust Parmesan + Bacon Crusted
Crispy Sweet Potato Crust is a delicious appetizer with buttery Parmesan crust. Get these ready for your next party! !
Sweet potatoes are our favorite – candied, baked or stuffed… These sweet potato skins are a family favorite.
Do you like potato skins?
They’re one of our favorite appetizers and a guilt when we go out to eat. Potatoes, cheese and bacon are irresistible. do you agree? ? Well I finally figured out how to make these at home a few years ago and they are amazing! ! Since hubby and I both love sweet potatoes, I thought I’d try making a sweet potato skin version and it turned out even better than I thought. They are so delicious and addicting! In fact, I probably like them better than regular potato peels.
The trick to making a delicious peel is to make sure the peel tastes as good as the rest of the potato. That’s why we ended up making them parmesan crust. It adds so much flavor to the whole recipe that anyone who has tried it will comment on how delicious the whole potato is.
This recipe is definitely for anyone who loves sweet potatoes. Even better if they like potato skins too. This recipe makes the most delicious crust and can be used as a side or appetizer at any party!
How to Make Sweet Potato Skins
Prepare. Preheat oven to 400.
bake. Pierce the potatoes with a fork and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely when done. Cut potatoes lengthwise and scoop out 1/2 of the pulp. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
filling. In a small bowl combine oil, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Stir well.
bake. Brush this mixture over the top and bottom of each potato skin. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Decor + service. Cut in half horizontally. Add cheese and bacon and bake 3-4 minutes more. Sprinkle with green onions or chives. Serve hot with ranch or sour cream.
Tips + Variations
Do not discard the sweet potato puree you scooped out. It can be used in other delicious dishes such as:
- Sweet version: Top with marshmallow cream and brown sugar instead of cheese, bacon and sour cream
- top match greek yogurt instead of sour cream, make it a little healthier
- Use this easy bacon in oven recipes to cook and crumble bacon, or you can use pre-made bacon cubes.
freeze: For these you should roast the sweet potato skins, let them cool completely, then wrap them individually in foil or in individual fold-top sandwich bags. Place all potato peels in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a year.
reheat They are in the oven or microwave. (Thaw, if applicable.) If you’re reheating them in the oven, you may want to cover them with a piece of foil to avoid over-browning them. Whether you use an oven or microwave, make sure you heat them just hot.
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Course Side Dishes
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 3 minutes
Total time 1 hour 13 minutes
Serving Size 5
Calories 259 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 5 small sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- black pepper
- 10 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- sour cream
- green onion/leek
Preheat oven to 400.
Pierce the potatoes with a fork and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool completely when done.
Cut potatoes lengthwise and scoop out 1/2 of the pulp. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
In a small bowl combine oil, parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Stir well.
Brush this mixture over the top and bottom of each potato skin.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cut in half horizontally. Add cheese and bacon and bake 3-4 minutes more.
Sprinkle with green onions or chives.Serve hot with ranch or sour cream