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Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Sweet Potatoes are a healthy version to the traditional fry recipe. Gluten Free nacho style, white sweet potatoes baked to crispy perfection. Bacon, spring onions, and melted cheese goodness drizzled with a delicious ranch dressing! A must try recipe. Dairy Free and Vegetarian options.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 214kcal

Equipment

  • Baking sheet and skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 5 Slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped spring onion
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice and chop sweet potatoes into thin triangle shapes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add sweet potatoes to the pan. Add oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to the potatoes. Stir and mix everything together. All the potatoes should have seasoning and oil.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. After 15 minutes, toss and mix the sweet potatoes around. Continue baking the additional 10-15 minutes. (5 minutes before your potatoes are finished cooking, add shredded cheese to the top. Let the cheese melt the last 5 remaining minutes.)
  • While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat your stovetop on medium heat and cook your bacon to desired crispness. Let cool and then slice into small pieces. Also chop your spring onions.
  • When the sweet potatoes are finished baking, remove from the oven and add bacon and spring onions. Drizzle with Ranch if you want to add a little extra zip.

Notes

  • DAIRY FREE VERSION: Instead of using regular cheese, you can add an almond or cashew type cheese. Kite Hill, Viola life, and Daiya have some great options. Tessemae is a dairy free ranch also.
  • Vegetarian or Vegan Version: Use the dairy free resources above and omit the bacon or use a bacon vegan option.
  • If you cannot find white sweet potatoes in your local store, you can check the Asian markets. They usually carry them. If not you can use a traditional sweet potato.
  • I like to use a partial cooked or precooked bacon. It is less mess on the stove and cooks quick. I like the red box of bacon at Trader Joe's. All grocery stores carry one in the deli or bacon section.
  • This also makes for an awesome appetizer. I have literally removed the pan from the stove and placed it along side other appetizers. It can replace the traditional bake potato skins.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7427IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg