June graduations are now in full swing! Whether it be high school, middle school, college, or even kindergarten, there’s a reason to celebrate success! So we thought it would only be fitting to share this perfect, party-friendly recipe with you from Liz at Little Bitty Bakes. Liz’s potato skins take a twist on the original favorite, with the use of ingredients like Greek yogurt, Chipotle Mustard and…oh yeah, sweet potatoes! And they are relatively healthy with only 130 calories per two skins. Now that gives us something to cheer about.
Chipotle BLT Sweet Potato Skins
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard
4 small sweet potatoes
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional)
2 slices turkey bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup shredded lettuce
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir the Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon mustard until smooth, then set set aside (reserve remaining mustard).
Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times each with fork tines, then loosely wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then slice each potato in half, lengthwise. Allow to cool 10 minutes (cut side up), then scoop out the inside of potatoes.
Rub the outside (skin) of each potato with the reserved mustard, then sprinkle sea salt over top (if desired). Bake the potato skins, skin side up, 5 minutes. Remove from oven, flip the potato skins over, and bake an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle the turkey bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheese inside the potatoes; bake 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and toasty.
Nutrition Information: (per 2 potato skins): 130 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated, 0g trans), 520mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g fiber, 6g sugar), 8g protein