These baked sweet potato skins are a healthier take on a traditional sweet potato casserole. Most sweet potato casseroles use peeled sweets and plenty of butter. Our Thanksgiving recipe is lower in fat, but just as satisfying. The best part? Unlike most sweet potato casserole recipes, this one uses healthy sweet potato skins. Why does saving the skins make this recipe healthier? There’s a lot of nutritional value in those skins, so when you can, leave ’em on, and eat ’em up!
One sweet potato with the skin on is a tasty treat that’s packed with nutrition. It’s got four grams of fiber, two grams of protein, and over 400 percent of your daily value for vitamin A. Not too shabby for a little orange spud! Your family will love these single-serving stuffed sweet potatoes so much that they won’t even notice that you snuck a healthy Thanksgiving recipe into the spread.
Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins Recipe
Yield: serves 8; Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: about 35-40 minutes
- 4 Express Bake Sweet PotatOHs
- 3/4 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 bag of marshmallows
1. Cook the Sweet PotatOHs in the microwave according to the package instructions. While the potatoes cook, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. When the PotatOHs are cool enough to handle, slice them in half lengthwise and scoop out most of the flesh.
3. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potato flesh with the pineapple, brown sugar, and orange juice.
4. Spoon the potato mixture back into the potato skins.
5. Top each one with a few marshmallows.
6. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn slightly brown on top.