Loaded Sweet Potatoes

These Loaded Sweet Potatoes are the perfect healthy twist on the traditional loaded potato skins. A gorgeously vibrant combination of flavours, perfect for brunch!  – Hungry now? Jump to Recipe

You know what, I’ve seen (and eaten) enough loaded potatoes to last me a lifetime. So naturally I thought it was about time to jump aboard and create some of my own, of course. My only sliiiiiight issue with loaded potatoes is that they can sometimes be an incy wincy bit, ermmm, generic? Yeah I guess that’s the right word. You know, the standard cheese, sour cream, green onion and bacon. WHICH by the way is one of the greatest combos of all time, not just on potatoes but literally anything. I.e my Crispy Baked Jalapeno Poppers. But this time round, I thought I’d mix it up a bit..

Loaded Sweet Potatoes served with rocket

Hello sweet potato my friend, it’s been a little while.

Okay let’s move forward before I start expecting a response.

The sweet potato is too often forgotten in the world of loaded potatoes and today I took one step in trying to change that. Along with a couple of spices mixed in and a few more flavours plonked on top, the end result was beyond tasty.

No cheese pulling, no bacon, no fat dripping through the bottom. Just a whole lotta love.

And let me tell you, the flavours.. Just wow. These sweet potatoes aren’t just a pretty face.

Let’s take a closer look…

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with fork

First things first, you can top and fill these sweet potato skins with whatever you fancy. Sweet potato skins with sweet toppings, sweet potato skins with savoury toppings, the world’s your oyster! Personally I love a balance between sweet and savoury.

Filling for Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  • Butter
  • Paprika
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper

Toppings for Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  • Feta
  • Pomegranate
  • Sour Cream
  • Chives

The combination of these flavours, in my opinion, is second to none. So heavenly I genuinely nearly cried when it was all over. The perfect balance of sweet, salty and spicy.

What’s best is this healthy sweet potato recipe couldn’t be easier to make!

How to make Loaded Sweet Potatoes

How to make loaded sweet potatoes

  1.  Prick your sweet potatoes with a fork, coat them in salt and olive oil, then pop in the oven for a good 40-45mins until soft through the centre.
  2.  Scoop out most of the centre (leaving some attached to the skin to keep shape) and mix in a bowl with your fillings.
  3. Scoop back into the skins and pop back in the oven for another 10mins until they just start to go crispy on the top.
  4.  Sprinkle over your toppings and serve straight away!

Easy right?

I love this dish for an easy brunch or lunch. I’ve also served it as a starter before, if I’ve got some small sweet potatoes knocking about!

Loaded Sweet Potatoes with feta, pomegranate, chives and sour cream

 So get ready to tuck into some deliciousness without the added guilt! A colourful and vibrant meal that’s absolutely bursting with flavour. But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself 🙂

How to make Loaded Sweet Potatoes (Full recipe & Video)

5 from 7 votes
Loaded Sweet Potatoes served with rocket
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

These Loaded Sweet Potatoes are the perfect healthy twist on the traditional loaded potato skins. A gorgeously vibrant combination of flavours, perfect for brunch! 

Course: Brunch, Lunch, Starter
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 4 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/3 cup / 50g Danish Feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Pomegranate Seeds (small handfuls worth)
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Chives, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Olive Oil
Method
  1. Cut off any ugly bits from the Potatoes (i.e the very ends). Pierce several times with a fork, lightly coat them with Olive Oil & Salt and pop in the oven at 200c/390f for 40-45mins, or until golden/crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

  2. Horizontally slice your spuds, gently scoop out the contents and place in a bowl, leaving a thin layer attached to the skin to keep shape.
  3. In your bowl, mix in the Butter, Paprika, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Salt & Pepper. At this point taste for seasoning and add more to suit preference. Scoop back in to the skins and pop back in the oven for a good 10 minutes or so, until they just start to crisp on top.

  4. Drizzle your Sour Cream and top with Pomegranate, Chives and Feta. Serve immediately.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

a) Oven Timings - These will vary depending on the size of your sweet potatoes. You want to be able to comfortably slice a knife through the centre before you take them out.

 

b) Butter - Use salted or unsalted, just check for seasoning before you add anymore salt if you are using salted butter. You might not need anymore!

 

c) Calories - Based per potato and using a total of 1 tbsp of olive oil.

Nutrition Facts
Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.8g
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 925mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 41.7g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6.8g 27%
Sugars 14.6g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1493%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 14%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

For another delicious sweet potato recipe, check out my Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas with Guacamole and Salsa

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Mimi
    January 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Gorgeous! I wouldn’t even need the pomegranate !

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 24, 2017 at 5:14 am

      But pomegranate makes the world go round 😮 Enjoy either way 🙂

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    February 2, 2017 at 5:16 am

    I will make this it looks fantastic

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

      Perfect! Let me know how you get on.

  • Reply
    Monica Mahoney
    February 11, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I love your blog! Nice recipes! 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

      Thanks so much, Monica! 🙂

  • Reply
    Robbie Cheadle
    February 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I love this recipe. Thanks for the recent follow.

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 24, 2017 at 5:10 am

      Thanks, Robbie! 🙂

  • Reply
    Jeffrey
    October 24, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Made these for brunch today. So so so amazing!!! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Chris
      October 24, 2017 at 5:28 am

      My FAV brunch! Glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    Vladi
    May 7, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    You are absolutely right. It is quite a challenge to do something different with what is standard and so used-to-the-eye. But you have done an incredible job – it looks nice and tasty!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Vladi!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Pam
    May 7, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I agree with everything you said! While I absolutely adore the classic loaded baked potato and I must have one with my rib eye at the local steak house, for regular eating I much prefer a sweet potato! I would have never thought to top a sweet potato with pomegranate, but I can see how it works!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Totally agree, sometimes life certainly calls for the classic loaded potato!! The pomegranate is so tasty with the sweet potato, you gotta try it 🙂

  • Reply
    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    May 7, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Loaded sweet potatoes are a favourite of mine and yours look absolutely delicious

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Bintu 🙂

  • Reply
    camila hurst
    May 8, 2018 at 12:29 am

    quite the beautiful blog you’ve got here! Such amazing pics!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      That’s so kind, Camila! Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Kushi
    May 8, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I am in love with the recipe. New way to try sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Enjoy!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Marvellina | What To Cook Today
    May 8, 2018 at 2:13 am

    wow…I would have never thought of adding pomegranate!! Gotta try this next time

    • Reply
      Chris
      May 10, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Alllllll about the pomegranate 😉

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