Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Serves 4

Take the traditional baked potato and raise it up a few notches by swapping it out for a sweet potato and stuffing it with some great ingredients like bacon and sour cream. The flavor of this potato is fantastic and the sweet potato offers tantalizingly good flavor. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Pierce potatoes all over with a fork and place in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish. Microwave on high, turning every 2 minutes, until tender, about 10 minutes total. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2

In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Crumble bacon.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Halve potatoes lengthwise. Scoop out flesh into a large bowl, leaving shells of about 1/4-inch thickness. Place shells, cut sides up, on a baking sheet; bake until crisp, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Stir bacon, sour cream, tomatoes, scallions, salt and half of cheese into bowl with potato flesh. Spoon filling into shells, sprinkle with remaining cheese and return to oven. Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 10 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

pdxgirl19's Review

February 09, 2014
Made these last night and they were really good, even though I didn't have any bacon. I'm sure bacon would have made them even better! I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

chughestx's Review

January 18, 2013
I made these for company last night and everyone loved them! The smokiness of the bacon was a perfect complement to the sweetness of the potato. Easy to make ahead of time, just save the final baking until you are almost ready to eat!

Pandorad's Review

March 18, 2012
Even my picky child was fighting over the last one. I had to promise I would make them again. They are really good, not difficult to make, and something different for a change.

Cazanofa's Review

October 21, 2011
too easy to make :)