Dreamy Baked Sweet Potatoes With Skinny Ranch and Parmesan Cheese




(NEW RECIPE) 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 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time: 50 minutes


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4 

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