Paleo Sweet Potato Skins

Makes 8 skins

Time: 2 hours total – Bake Time: 1 hour – Rest Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (about 2” in diameter)
  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • ¼ cup Chopped Green Onion
  • ¼ cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (optional)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt (Sea Salt, Pink Salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Take a wet cloth and thoroughly wipe down the outside of the potatoes. You’re going to eat the skin, so you want it clean and whisker-free
  3. Rub the now clean sweet potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil. Make sure you cover the entire surface.
  4. Bake at 400 F for 45 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely (or until cold enough to handle)
  6. Once cooled, turn the oven back onto 400 F
  7. Cut each potato in half long ways
  8. Using a fork to loosen the sweet potato meat, start scraping out the innards
  9. You need to be sure you leave between ¼ and ½” of sweet potato on the skin
  10. Rub the inside and outside of the skins with more olive oil and sprinkle every side with a generous amount of salt
  11. Place face down on the baking sheet and bake at 400 F for another 8 minutes.
  12. Flip over face-up and bake for 4 minutes.
  13. Use a spatula and let them cool slightly before you move from the baking sheet to a plate.
  14. Chop the bacon into small ½“ pieces and sauté until crispy.
  15. After cooking, place on a paper towel to drain off the grease.
  16. Sprinkle an even amount of bacon in each skin, top with the green onion, and finish with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.


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