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!

  • 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

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

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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

  2. 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?

  3. Hi,

    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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