Saturday, November 7, 2015


Loaded Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep time:  10 minutes
Total time:  60 minutes
Serves:  12

A great appetizer that combines the light sweetness of sweet potatoes and traditional loaded potato toppings!
Recipe by Nick Evans 


2 strips thick bacon
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into quarters 
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

1/2 cup sour cream

4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Fresh chives


  • Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet or baked in the oven. Once the bacon is crispy, let cool and chop into bits for topping. Set aside. 
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cut off the ends of the sweet potatoes, then cut them into quarters. Pour olive oil on a baking sheet and rub potatoes on both sides to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper.
  • Bake potato pieces for 25-30 minutes until they are fork tender. Then let cool briefly until you can handle them.
  • Use a small plate to smash each potato down a bit. Return smashed potatoes to baking sheet.
  • Bake smashed potatoes a second time for 10 minutes to crisp them up a bit.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and top with sour cream, shredded cheese, crispy bacon bits, and fresh chives.

1 comment:

  1. They look and sound delicious, Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing. :)