Dreamy Baked Sweet Potatoes With Skinny Ranch and Parmesan Cheese

Just 3 ingredients to pure deliciousness! I adore baked sweet potatoes and decided to try them with my skinny ranch dressing mashed in and topped with a little Parmesan cheese. They’re soft, sweet and so yummy! Each has 159 calories, 2 grams of fat and 5 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 5 Green.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time: 50 minutes


2 small sweet potatoes (yams), about 6 ounces each, 5” long, see shopping tips

2 tablespoons Best Skinny Ranch Dressing or use your favorite

2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and pat dry each potato and pierce with a fork. Wrap each in foil. Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes, until soft.

2. Unwrap, cut open and mash in 1 tablespoon of ranch dressing in each. Top each with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese.

Makes 2 servings. Each serving, 1 sweet potato 

Healthy Benefits
Sweet potatoes are relatively low in calories and have no fat. They are rich in beta-carotene; having five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A in one sweet potato. They also contain an impressive amount of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

Shopping Tips
In the US most people call the kind of potatoes I’m using for this recipe, sweet potatoes but I’m really talking about yams in the US.  Restaurants use yams too but call them sweet potato fries. They’re the darker skinned potatoes with a deep orange center as opposed to most of the sweet potatoes found in our markets. Real sweet potatoes have a much lighter colored skin and pale yellow inside. They’re not nearly as sweet, moist or flavorful.

Freestyle SmartPoints 5-Blue

WW SmartPoints 5-Green

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 sweet potato (yam)
159 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat. fat, 3mg chol, 33g carbs, 3g prot, 4g fiber 152mg sod, 6g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!