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On game day, instead of dipping into the chips, try these yummy Sweet Potato Cheddar Bites. Each bite is packed with flavor and nutrition. Creamy avocado, crunchy bacon and spicy jalapeño make a low-calorie, high-nutrition finger food everyone will love.

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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced in 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 large avocado, pitted, peeled and smashed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 7 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped


Preheat oven to 400°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, add the sliced sweet potatoes, cumin, paprika, olive oil and salt. Toss gently to coat.

Arrange the sweet potato slices on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes, or until tender.

In another bowl, combine the avocado, lime juice, garlic powder and cilantro.

On a serving platter, arrange the roasted sweet potato slices. Top each slice with a dollop of smashed avocado, tomato slice, cheddar, bacon, jalapeño and scallions. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size:
2 sweet potato slices

Per Serving:
Calories: 55
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 3mg
Sodium: 55mg
Carbohydrates: 5g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 1g


Serves 12

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Date Last Reviewed: November 16, 2020

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