Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

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
  • Hot sauce
  • Monterrey Jack and cheddar shredded cheese (Mexican blend)
  • 3 green onions
  • Sour cream (or Vegan Sour Cream)


  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 a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, taking care that the rounds do not overlap (if possible). 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 and add a dot of hot sauce on each round (or more if desired). 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. Add a dollop of sour cream on each round, and garnish with sliced green onions. (Tip: To make the sour cream easier to dollop, mix it in a bowl with a few drops of water to loosen it).


Note: This recipe makes enough for about 1 baking sheet of rounds; we had a few rounds left over that spilled onto a second sheet.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Sweet potato bites, Sweet potato appetizer

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    January 14, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Love the simplicity to these. I love sweet potatoes made pretty much any way!

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    January 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Oh so delicious – we had something very similar for dinner tonight. Really hard to stop eating them!

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    January 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    These are such a great idea! Who doesn’t want more snacky vegetables to eat at the drop of a hat? I ask you. :)

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    Brandi @ new 30 something
    January 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    These looks so good! And definitely something I can eat that’s diet friendly.

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    January 18, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Just made these as a side dish with dinner and they’re delicious! Thanks for a great recipe, will definitely be making these again.

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    January 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I made these twice in one week – once to use up a rogue sweet potato lying around, and then, since I was astounded by the utter spicy simplicity of it all, I made them for a party app over the weekend. What a great idea – surely a new staple in my recipe repertoires.

    *For meat lovers, might I suggest a crumbling of bacon on top?

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    June 19, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    These are awesome! We made them with fresh guacamole and chopped marzano tomatoes. So good. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    March 16, 2015 at 11:28 am


    I tried your recipe its completely awesome…..I gave it a little twist ….instead of sour cream i used low fat yogurt mixed with hot sauce and black salt….it came out awesome…thanks a lot for sharing this recipe…

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    September 29, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    These were absolutely delicious. I used 2 percent Monterrey Jack and I left off the sour cream. Simply delicious!!

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    Darlene Marshall
    December 2, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Our farmers market is loaded with sweet potatoes right now, and I was looking fora good dish to bring to a neighborhood “appetizers & dessert” party. These look perfect!

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    June 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    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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    December 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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

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    February 2, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Do you peel the sweet potatos?

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      Alex Overhiser
      February 3, 2021 at 9:23 am

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

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    March 9, 2021 at 12:55 pm

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

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      Sonja Overhiser
      March 15, 2021 at 9:43 am

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

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