Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

This Sweet Potato Appetizer with bacon and avocado makes for a delicious sweet yet savory snack, perfect as a snack for game day, side dish, or as a party hors d’oeuvres.

Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado

Sweet Potato Bites layered with mouth watering avocado spread and crispy bacon are uncommon combo that is so tasty. These Sweet Potato Appetizers with bacon and avocado are perfect for your next party or get together, they are sure to fly off the table.

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What We Love About This Sweet Potato Bites Recipe

This recipe is a nice lower carb option. Check out the stats on sweet potatoes here.

  • 40 Minute Appetizer: Make these sweet potato bites in less than 45 minutes. A great change from a sweet potato casserole.
  • Easy Ingredients: This sweet potato appetizer recipe only uses simple and whole ingredients that are easily accessible.
  • Adaptable: This recipe is gluten-free as it and you can easily make vegan as well.
A close up on the tray of appetizers.

Ingredient Notes

  • Bacon: Any flavor or even try a vegan version of bacon for this recipe.
  • Olive Oil: Avocado oil is also great for this recipe.
  • 2 Large or 3 Medium Sweet Potatoes: The perfect vegetable to act as a cracker. Make sure they are uniform in size and thickness.
  • Avocados: Ripe, avocados.
  • Lime Juice: Fresh is best.
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cilantro: Or parsley if cilantro is not for you.
Herbs, sweet potatoes and avocado.

Equipment Needed for Roasted Sweet Potato

How to Make Sweet Potato Bites

These are the basic steps for making Sweet Potato Appetizer. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrients.

Preparing the potatoes to make the appetizer.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees f and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then grease with olive oil.

STEP 2: SLICE AND BAKE SWEET POTATO

Cut sweet potato into about 1/4″ thick rounds. Add the rounds to the baking sheet in a single layer, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes remove from oven and flip, bake for an additional 10 minutes.

STEP 3: MAKE AVOCADO MASH

In small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork and mix in lime juice, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste.

Making the avacado mash. topping with bacon.

STEP 4: ASSEMBLE

Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, scoop a dollop of avocado mash, top with bacon pieces, and garnish with cilantro + flakey sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, pre-cook the sweet potato slices and make the avocado mash. Store separately and when you are ready to serve reheat the sweet potatoes in the oven for 10 minutes or until hot and assemble. Perfect for an appetizer for your Thanksgiving table.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

For this sweet potato appetizer, it is best to store sweet potato slices separate from the avocado mash. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze sweet potato bites and avocado in separate containers. Freeze for up to 3 months and allow to thaw completely before reheating and assembling.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat sweet potato appetizers for 10 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees f. You can also reheat in the air fryer for 5-8 minutes. They are nice at room temperature too.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN

Easily make this recipe vegan or vegetarian friendly by subbing the bacon for meatless substitute or crispy mushrooms.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE YAMS IN PLACE OF SWEET POTATOES?

Yes, yams will also work in this recipe as they are very similar in taste and texture to sweet potatoes.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

If you are a sweet potato fan then you can easily be doubled or halved just increase or decrease the ingredients proportionally.

WHAT DOES SWEET POTATO PAIR WELL WITH?

Sweet potatoes pairs will with make flavors, such as a garlic, rosemary, onion, salt, walnuts, pecans, maple syrup, an acid (like vinegar or citrus juice), the options are endless.

A tray of Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado.

Expert Tips for Making This Sweet Potato Appetizer

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Air Fryer: You can also make this sweet potato appetizer using an air fryer. Roast sweet potato rounds at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Keep Avocado Fresh: If you are making this recipe ahead of time, to prevent the avocado mash from, browning store the avocado pit in the container with it.
  • Toppings: Top with a little goat cheese, ricotta cheese, black pepper, green onions, sour cream nuts or even a drizzle of honey.

What to Serve with Sweet Potato Appetizer

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Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado
5 from 1 vote

Sweet Potato Appetizer with Bacon and Avocado

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
This Sweet Potato Appetizer make for a delicious sweet yet savory snack, perfect as a snack for game day or as a party horderve.
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cooked & diced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dry cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Slice the potatoes.
  • Brush foiled baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Lay on a single layer of sweet potato rounds.
  • Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Bake 20 minutes then flip and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl mash the avocado then stir in lime juice and paprika.
  • Place a dollop of avocado mix on each sweet potato round.
  • Sprinkle on bacon and cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Air Fryer: You can also make this sweet potato appetizer using an air fryer. Roast sweet potato rounds at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Keep Avocado Fresh: If you are making this recipe ahead of time, to prevent the avocado mash from, browning store the avocado pit in the container with it.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5440IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, avocado, bacon, guacamole, sweet and savory, sweet potato

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