Who is excited for Superbowl 50?! I am less excited for the game and more excited for the party (aka food). Normally I would be super stoked about the half time show too but I am not a huge fan of Coldplay and so I’m a little disappointed in the NFL for not picking someone better. Jay Z / Kanye situation would have been amazing, just saying. Anyways, since we can’t even look forward to the performance, we can focus on the food.

I always sign up to bring over some of the appys because this is the perfect time to try out not-so-good-for-you but so delicious recipes. This year I am bringing these sweet potato bites as well as salmon balls (recipe will be up next week). I have tested both of the recipes out on my family and they were hits!

Sweet Potato Bites

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, peels on
1/3 cup grated cheese
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
3 ounces bacon (about 4 slices), chopped
3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425oF. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil, then brush with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil each.
  2. Slice potatoes into 1/2 inch cross-sections (use a mandolin if you have one.) Arrange slices in a single layer on the oiled baking sheets, then brush tops with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown underneath, rotating the pans 180 degrees and changing their positions on the upper/lower racks halfway through.
  4. Flip, then roast for an additional 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheddar, then return to oven and bake for an additional 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.IMG_8472
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the avocado, Greek yogurt, lime juice, pinch of salt, and smoked paprika. Mash lightly with a fork, but still leave the mixture slightly chunky. Set aside.
  7. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, then remove from pan and set between two paper towels set atop a dinner plate. Blot away excess grease and, when cool enough to handle.
  8. Once the crisps have baked, top each with a dollop of the avocado mixture, chopped bacon, and cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Enjoy!

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Sweet Potato Bites
Yields 40
Great appetizer for any get together.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, peels on
  3. 1/3 cup grated cheese
  4. 2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
  5. 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  6. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 3 ounces bacon (about 4 slices)
  9. 3 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425oF. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil, then brush with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil each.
  2. Slice potatoes into 1/2 inch cross-sections (use a mandolin if you have one.) Arrange slices in a single layer on the oiled baking sheets, then brush tops with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown underneath, rotating the pans 180 degrees and changing their positions on the upper/lower racks halfway through.
  4. Flip, then roast for an additional 8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheddar, then return to oven and bake for an additional 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the avocado, Greek yogurt, lime juice, pinch of salt, and smoked paprika. Mash lightly with a fork, but still leave the mixture slightly chunky. Set aside.
  7. Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, then remove from pan and set between two paper towels set atop a dinner plate. Blot away excess grease and, when cool enough to handle.
  8. Once the crisps have baked, top each with a dollop of the avocado mixture, chopped bacon, and cilantro. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from Well Plated
Adapted from Well Plated
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