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Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

  • Author: Cristina Curp, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Appertizer
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Whole30
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Stunning appetizer that’s easy to make and totally delicious! Bonus it’s Whole30 compliant!



  • 3 small sweet potatoes (23 inches long)
  • 1 pound Pederson’s Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Whole30 approved mayo
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard

Optional toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Pickled red onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Wash and dry your sweet potato. Use a fork to poke folks all over it. Set on a sheet pan and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked through. Remove the potatoes from the oven, let them cool.
  3. While the sweet potatoes cool, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Crumble the ground sausage into the skillet and cook, breaking it apart with a spatula until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Keep the skillet on the stove over medium heat.
  5. Cut the potatoes in half. Scoop out most of the meat, leaving a thin layer on the skins. Mix the ground sausage and the sweet potato mash in a bowl with nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt.
  6. Add the olive oil to the skillet and place the sweet potato skin in the oil. Cook 2-3 minutes a side until toasty. Use tongs to transfer them to a plate or board. Use a spoon to fill the skins with the Italian Sausage mix.
  7. Mix the mayo and mustard together in a small bowl and drizzle over the stuffed potato skins. Add desired toppings. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • for AIP use plain ground pork and season with salt, garlic powder, sage and onion powder (1 tsp each)
  • Skip the mayo and mustard 


  • Serving Size: 1 potato skin
  • Calories: 258.3
  • Sugar: 2.6g
  • Sodium: 515.1
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 13g

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