Sweet Potato Rounds
Sweet Potato Rounds - An elegant winter holiday appetizer that's easy to prepare. Thick sweet potato rounds baked and topped with two delicious toppings.
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In my opinion there are a few characteristics that make for a perfect holiday appetizer:
1) It has to taste amazing. This should go without saying.
2) It has to look appealing. If you’re serving it to people, it’s nice for it to look kind of classy during the holidays.
3) It has to be easy to eat. During the holidays people dress nicely and don’t want some sloppy dip all over their nice shirt.
So I submit to you that these little sweet potato rounds might be the most perfect holiday appetizer out there. You can get crazy with the toppings, but I’ll show you two of my favorites.
I won’t tell anyone that these Sweet Potato Rounds are also dumb simple to make if you don’t!
Sweet Potato Rounds
- Serves 4-6
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An elegant winter holiday appetizer that’s easy to prepare. Thick sweet potato rounds baked and topped with two delicious toppings.
Greek Yogurt Topping:
Sweet Apple Topping:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch slices. I recommend leaving the skins on so the rounds are sturdier.
2) Lay out the rounds on a few baking sheets and drizzle the rounds with olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
3) Bake rounds for 15 minutes, then flip them, and bake for another 15 minutes.
4) Meanwhile, stir together ingredients for yogurt topping or for apple topping, combine ingredients in a small pot and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Don’t overcook the apples. You still want them to be in nice pieces and not mushy.
5) Let rounds cool for a bit and then top with topping of your choice. Garnish with sage or chives and serve while warm.
Sweet Potato Rounds
Making the Rounds
There’s no real secret to making these Sweet Potato Rounds. My only tips are to make sure you cut the rounds thick enough so they aren’t flimsy after they bake. Also, I actually like to leave the skin on which gives the rounds some structure.
Once you slice the rounds, lay them out on a few baking sheets and drizzle them with olive oil and a big pinch of salt and pepper.
Bake these Sweet Potato Rounds at 350 degrees F. for about 15 minutes. Then flip them and bake them for another 15-20 minutes until they are tender and browned around the edges.
These are perfect!
Now let’s talk…
I used two really simple toppings for these Sweet Potato Rounds but there are approximately a gazillion toppings you could use for these.
My first one was a simple yogurt topping. I just stirred some lemon juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt into Greek yogurt. The tangy flavors are awesome on the sweet potatoes.
The second topping is a bit more elaborate but also my personal favorite. I peeled an apple, diced it, and cooked it down over medium-low heat for a few minutes with lemon juice and some honey.
The key part of this topping is to not overcook the apples or they will just turn to mush.
You can either assemble these Sweet Potato Rounds in advance or line it up like an appetizer bar and let people build their own.
I like to garnish the yogurt version with chives and the apple version with fresh sage (go light on the sage)!
If you are on the hunt for a little holiday appetizer, these Sweet Potato Rounds are great. This recipe fits all the requirements and is so easy to make, plus easy to multiply depending on how many you are feeding!
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That looks good! I love roasted sweet potatoes. I usually am at a loss for appealing appetizers that aren’t absolutely painstaking, so I’m eager to give them a try!
Hi Nick- I like the idea! One request, though- do you have an idea for another savory topping? I don’t like sweets that much and would love it if you could share another not-sweet topping idea.
Hey Sue, certainly. There are many options… I think spicy things pair well with sweet potatoes so even a simple pico de gallo would be nice. Also, something chipotle flavored would be great so maybe puree some sour cream or crema with chipotles and lime juice and maybe a pinch of ground cumin and then garnish it with cilantro. That would be rock star.
Thanks so much, Nick! I am going to serve thie two savories next time I have the chance!
I appreciate your suggestion! Xxoo!
Awesome recipe, I look forward to trying it! One question… do the rounds get soggy after sitting out for awhile? Or do they stay crispy?
They do get soggy if they sit there a while. They are definitely best right away while they are warm. :)
LOVE. Made these for an appetizer Friday night and again for breakfast Sunday morning (alongside a fried egg). Used the sour cream/lime/chipotle/cilantro topping as suggested in the comments. SO GOOD!