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four sweet potato skins with vegan cheese and sliced scallions laid out on a sheet pan

Healthy Sweet Potato Skins

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A perfect appetizer for game day! These healthy sweet potato skins are crispy, filling, satisfying, and vegan friendly!


  • 5 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 small or 1/2 large tomato, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup shredded vegan cheese
  • For topping: extra vegan sour cream and sliced green onion


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork. Rub potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. Bake potatoes until fork tender, abut 40-45 minutes. Let cool until cool enough to handle.
  4. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside of the potatoes, leaving about 1/4-inch of potato as the shell, and transfer the scooped out flesh to a medium mixing bowl.
  5. Brush the inside and outside of the skins with remaining olive oil.
  6. Bake skins for another 10 minutes or until start to get crispy.
  7. In the meantime, mash the sweet potato flesh in the mixing bowl using a fork or potato masher until smooth and creamy. Add sour cream, beans, tomatoes, jalapeño, and remaining salt to the mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  8. Fill the insides of skins with sweet potato and bean mixture. Top with shredded vegan cheese if using.
  9. Bake until skins are crispy, filling is warm and cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes.
  10. Garnish with additional sour cream and green onion, as desired. Serve immediately.


  1. If you are vegetarian, you can use dairy sour cream or Greek yogurt instead of vegan sour cream. You can also top with shredded cheddar cheese instead of a non-dairy alternative.
  2. If you use larger sweet potatoes, be sure to add more of the mix in ingredients – sour cream, beans, tomatoes, jalapeño and salt.
  3. This recipe can be gluten-free but be sure to double-check the labels if you are using vegan sour cream and vegan cheese as some brands contain wheat.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Healthy