Baked Sweet Potato Skins


This is a slight variation on the classic game day loaded sweet potato skins. This is one of my original recipes, and a favorite for big games in the fall and winter.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 skins


  • 3 sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon hot chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 link spicy chorizo, casings removed and discarded

  • 2 cups grated Chihuahua cheese

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions

  • ¼ cup green salsa, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Prick sweet potatoes several times with a fork and place onto a baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from oven, leaving oven on. Let potatoes cool 10 minutes.

  3. Cut cooled sweet potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the middle until 1/4-inch of potato skin is left.

  4. Mix olive oil, hot chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, pepper, and salt together in a small bowl. Brush all sides of sweet potatoes with oil mixture.

  5. Bake in the hot oven until crisp, about 15 minutes, turning as necessary.

  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer chorizo to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

  7. Mix cheese and green onions together in a small bowl and place mixture into the wells of the sweet potato skins. Sprinkle chorizo bits over tops.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Serve warm with green salsa for dipping.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute farmer's cheese for queso Chihuahua, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

292 Calories
19g Fat
17g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 311mg 24%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 301mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.