Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds are savory, crispy, and delicious. They’re the perfect side or appetizer with cheddar cheese, bacon, chives, and sour cream.
The next time you want some healthy Appetizers to serve for a party, these Sweet Potato Rounds are 100% the way to go. They’re easy, crispy, low-fat, and easy to layout on a big platter for everyone to help themselves to as many as they want. For more crowd-pleasing food, try out Hummus Slaw and Healthy Macaroni Salad.
LOADED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS
If you want a savory, crispy appetizer or side dish that ticks all of your boxes for flavor, texture, and health, this is absolutely the recipe for you. You can make a big batch of these for game day, your next get-together with friends, or for a tasty snack during the week. Sweet potatoes are better for you than most other crispy snacks, and the fact that they aren’t fried makes them a snack you can enjoy completely guilt-free.
You start by cutting up sweet potatoes into rounds. Then, take the potato slices and toss them with vegetable or olive oil, salt, and pepper, and lay them out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put them in the oven and bake them until golden brown, cover them with cheddar cheese, and put them back in for a few more minutes until the cheese melts. Then take them out, let them cool, top them with light sour cream, bacon bits, chives, and enjoy.
If you’re serving these up as a side dish, you can put them out along with healthy and tasty dinners like Chili Lime Chicken and Creamy White Bean Pasta. The sweet and savory combo of potatoes and bacon makes them a great addition to practically any dinner, and they’re ridiculously easy to make.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWEET POTATOES
Sweet potatoes are far better for you than regular potatoes. They’re filling, but relatively low in fat and calories. They are also a great source of potassium and magnesium, which contributes to overall heart health. And, vitamin C and vitamin B6 found in them contribute to better brain function. There are other important nutrients in them such as antioxidants, plant-based fiber, and vitamin a. The fiber in them also contributes to maintaining a healthy weight.
Now, sweet potatoes are still a starchy vegetable, which means they have more carbs than other veggies. The good thing is that this means they’ll keep you full longer, so they’re an ideal snack to keep you going until your next meal.
Overall, sweet potatoes are great to add to your diet. Especially with a delicious recipe like this one that can replace less healthy snacks like chips.
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VARIATIONS ON LOADED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS
- Spices: To change up the flavor a little bit without having to redo the entire recipe, sprinkle garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, or hot sauce onto your chips. The extra savory flavors can go a long way towards making your potato rounds match the flavor of the rest of your meal.
- Toppings: When serving up your Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds, you can add-on some chopped nuts, like pecans, cashews, or walnuts, for an added crunch. Also try fresh sliced jalapenos, green onions, dried cranberries, or diced cilantro.
- Vegan: In order to make this recipe vegan all you have to do is forego the sour cream, cheese, and bacon when serving it up. You can use a vegan substitute for the sour cream. Forager has a nice dairy-free version of sour cream you can try. Then you can add spices, and veggies to give it some extra flavor and make up for the meat and cheese.
- Cheese: Depending on your taste, you can try out different kinds of cheese like shredded pepper jack, Swiss, mozzarella, Colby Jack, or parmesan.
EASY SIDE DISHES
HOW LONG ARE LOADED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS GOOD?
- Serve: After cooking, don’t leave the Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds out for longer than 2 hours.
- Store: Because of the cheese on them, Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds need to be refrigerated. Store them in an airtight container, and they will stay good for up to 1 week.
- Freeze: You can freeze Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds, and they’ll last for about 4 months. However, you’ll want to remove the cream and cheese topping before sealing and freezing them. To reheat them, add a drizzle of olive oil to keep them from drying out, and pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes. Then add fresh toppings before serving.
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese , shredded
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 4 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup chives , chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel sweet potatoes and slice into ½ inch slices.
- Toss them with vegetable oil, salt and pepper, place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Top with cheddar cheese and bake an additional five minutes, until melted.
- Add sour cream, bacon crumbles and chives just before serving.