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These loaded sweet potato bites are the most delicious, crowd pleasing appetizer! Everyone will gobble them up…then ask for more.

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

Sweet potatoes were one of our first big discoveries when we began to explore eating a whole foods diet. Check out my early enthusiasm in one of our first posts ever on the sweet potato, which seems ages ago now!  Our love for sweet potatoes has remained constant over the years – they’re still one of our favorite foods, and we’ve made countless recipes with them.

This loaded sweet potato bites recipe has become a fan favorite with our friends and family — especially around big games or the Superbowl. “You’re bringing the loaded sweet potato bites, right?” they’ll ask. That’s when we knew this recipe hit the jackpot as a crowd pleasing sweet potato appetizer for parties and entertaining.

Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

How to make loaded sweet potato bites

This loaded sweet potato bites recipe is one of our fan favorite recipes that’s stood the test of time. Slicing the sweet potatoes into rounds makes for a very quick baking time: just 20 minutes. Combining them with our favorite loaded sweet potato recipe makes for quite the combination — spicy, salty, sweet — with just the right amount of kick!

We thought this sweet potato appetizer might be a nice option for game day, especially the Super Bowl. But honestly — these are just good. They’re a great starter for any meal, or you can eat them as a meal in themselves. In fact, Alex and I can eat a whole tray between the two of us as a healthy meatless dinner!

Related: Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Healthy Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

More sweet potatoes recipes

Sweet potatoes are some of our very favorite vegetables: they’re tasty, sweet and full of fiber and nutrients. Here are some of our other favorite sweet potato recipes:

This sweet potato bites recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, omit the cheese and use Vegan Sour Cream.

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Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

Loaded Sweet Potato Bites!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 as an appetizer 1x


These loaded sweet potato bites are the most delicious, crowd pleasing appetizer! Everyone will gobble them up…then ask for more.


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup Monterrey Jack and cheddar shredded cheese (Mexican blend)
  • 1 to 2 green onions
  • ⅓ cup sour cream (or Vegan Sour Cream)
  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes into ¼-inch slices. Place the slices in a large bowl, sprinkle with 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and stir to thoroughly coat both sides of all slices. Place on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, taking care that the rounds do not overlap. Bake 10 minutes on one side, then remove from the oven, flip all rounds, and bake another 10 minutes until soft.
  3. While the potatoes bake, thinly slice the green onions.
  4. When the potatoes are done, remove them from oven. Top each round with shredded cheese and wait a few minutes for the cheese to melt (the potatoes will be hot enough at this point to melt the cheese).
  5. To serve, place the rounds on a platter. Mix the sour cream with a teaspoon or two of water until it becomes easy to dollop (but not so much that it becomes thin). Add a dollop of sour cream on each round, and garnish with sliced green onions. If desired, add a dot of hot sauce. Serve immediately. 
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Looking for game day recipes? 

These healthy loaded sweet potato bites are perfect as a game day recipe to serve for tailgating with a big table of snacks. A few of our top game day recipes:

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. ChrisSchmidt says:

    I make these for every party and there are never any left over! I love them!

  2. Amy Sharon says:

    I’m a bit confused as to how to slice. 1/4 inch seems so tiny. Our sweet potatoes are giant so it seems like some slices will be quite small and others will be rather large. Can you describe a little more please?

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      It’s best if you can find evenly shaped narrow sweet potatoes. It works fine to have the slices vary in diameter a bit as long as they are the same 1/4″ thickness.

  3. Sabrina says:

    I saw these listed in a more recent potato skin recipe and have to comment on these since I’d missed them, love sweet potatoes and these much better for the lower carbohydrate load than potato skins, so really like this, thank you!

  4. Cheryl says:

    At closer look there seems to be some kind of other garnish on top of the rounds. What is it, please?

  5. Pam says:

    Can you bake the potatoes the day before and refrigerate until serving

    1. Sonja Overhiser says:

      You can! Great idea. Make sure to warm them up in the oven before toppings.

  6. Anthony says:

    Do you peel the sweet potatos?

    1. Alex Overhiser says:

      You can leave them on. Just scrub under water and remove in bad spots.

  7. Stacy says:

    Always a party favorite! Especially love them with a local hot sauce, 313 Foodie Sauce.

  8. Chris says:

    All my friends loved these! Great for those with various food requirements! I made half with sour cream and half without. I left out the hot sauce and used the chives from my garden! Yummy! Thank you for a Great Recipe!!!!

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