These baked spinach stuffed sweet potato skins topped with bacon and a sprinkle of cheese are a hearty, delicious and vitamin-rich treat!
Sweet Potatoes Bacon Reserve Drippings Shallot Spinach Leaves Cream Cheese Sour Cream Salt Shredded Mozzarella
Bake sweet potatoes on the middle rack of oven set to 350˚. On rack directly below middle one, place separated strips of bacon on a baking sheet. Bake bacon for 40 minutes. Bake sweet potatoes for 55-60 minutes.
When bacon is done, Place remaining bacon drippings into a skillet. Heat to medium and cook shallots until translucent. Add fresh spinach leaves to the skillet and cover. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally until all spinach has reduced in size. Once cooked, turn off the heat and leave semi-covered.
Remove potatoes from oven when they are tender to touch. Cut in half and scrape insides into a large bowl leaving a thin layer of potato on the skins.
Mash the potatoes in the bowl then add sour cream, cream cheese then spinach mixture. Stuff sweet potato skins with spinach mixture. Top each with a few sprinkles of mozzarella cheese. Chop bacon then add bacon bits on top of cheese. Bake for another 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy warm and fresh out of the oven!