Sweet Potato Skins with Guacamole


Top crispy sweet potato skins with guacamole for a healthy take on classic potato skins in this easy crowd-pleasing recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 35 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
8 servings


Potato Skins

  • 4 small sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Guacamole & Toppings

  • 1 ripe avocado

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped tomato

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

  • Chopped cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Tightly wrap sweet potatoes in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until very tender, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Carefully unwrap and set aside to cool.

  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch border (save the scooped-out flesh for another use). Place the sweet potato halves skin-side up on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake until browned and crisp, 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Cut each skin in half widthwise and return to the baking sheet, skin-side down. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Cheddar. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, make the guacamole: Mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in lime juice, garlic and salt.

  7. Top each sweet potato skin with guacamole, tomato, onion and cilantro, if desired.

    Sweet Potato Skins with Guacamole

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
8g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2 potato skins each
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 6370IU 127%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 26mcg 6%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 302mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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