Introduction: Sweet Potato and Bacon Bites!

This might be one of the best things I've ever created. Honestly. Even better than sweet potato fries.

The flavors blend so well! You should really make this now. You could have something truly awesome to eat in less than a half hour. :D

Step 1: What You'll Need:

  • a large sweet potato
  • bunch of green onions (about 3 onions per sweet potato)
  • bacon of choice (or bacon bits - I used 3 strips of bacon for one potato.)
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese of your choice - I recommend cheddar!
  • salt, pepper and chili powder
  • olive or canola oil
  • an oven preheated to 450 F
You'll also need a sheet pan to bake them on, and I recommend lining it with foil if you've got any around. :)

Step 2: Preheat Oven, Cut Up Green Onions, Get Out Sour Cream.

Preheat your oven to 450 F.

While the oven is preheating, take out a bit of sour cream to get it closer to room temperature.

Cut the green onions into thin slices.

Step 3: Cut Up the Sweet Potato.

Trim the ends off the sweet potato and cut the sweet potato in rounds about 1/2 inch wide.

The rounds that come from the ends of the potato are fine to be slightly thicker so they cook at the same rate.

Step 4: Prep the Sheet, Season the Potatoes.

Rub a tiny bit of oil onto your pan or aluminum foil and lay the potato slices on top. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper and chili powder and then flip the potatoes and rub them around so they get well coated in oil and spices.

Step 5: Roast the Potatoes and Cook Your Bacon.

The potatoes will roast for 10 minutes, then get flipped over and go for another 8 minutes. While they're in the oven, cook your bacon and crumble it.

Step 6: Top the Roasted Potatoes With Cheese!

Sprinkle a tiny bit of your favorite cheese on the rounds and put them back in the oven for a minute or two - just so the cheese gets nice and melty.

Step 7: Assemble!

Arrange the rounds on a pretty plate and top with the green onions, the bacon, and a dollop of sour cream.

I fully admit I put a ton of green onions on the ones I ate, so perhaps leaving little bowls nearby with onions and bacon is a good idea? And make sure you have someone to eat these with you, otherwise you'll end up eating more than you ever planned to.

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kuato made it! (author)2012-11-16

We have sweet potatoes right now...I think I'll try this tonight!
Do you have to cook an extra strip (or two) of bacon to account for shrinkage due to thievery?

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2012-11-16

Dooooo it, it's so good :D

And yep, though instead of thievery it's normally me eating it. You can see in the bacon photo I am missing most of a piece, hahah

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billbillt made it! (author)2012-06-10

YUM!!!.....

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jomer2000 made it! (author)2012-05-10

I'm liking what I see. Sweet, smoky, tangy...what's not to like. Thanks for the idea.

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Jason von Techshop made it! (author)2012-04-01

these look delicious! and i'm always looking for ways to eat sweet potatoes.

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marinalo made it! (author)2012-03-26

Thanks! It's amazing)))

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teddybear101 made it! (author)2012-03-22

It looks sooo good!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2012-03-23

Thanks! They are seriously the yummiest.

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bajablue made it! (author)2012-03-22

I'll be making these this week! Will report back! :-)

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2012-03-23

Ohhhh, I hope you do. But I warn you, they are addictive.

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Gregbot made it! (author)2012-03-22

I think I will love you forever for posting this ... yum-yum!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2012-03-23

Hooray! Forever love!

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canucksgirl made it! (author)2012-03-22

They look amazing! (Like a healthier "potato skins"). ;)

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2012-03-23

Yep! Much less work too. :D

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