Looking for a fun new Thanksgiving dish this year? Check out these Sweet Potato Bites! Tender Sweet Potato slices are brushed with Maple Syrup and Butter, then topped with Marshmallow and Bacon. They are sweet, savory, crunchy and creamy…. all in each bite! This is a fantastic take on traditional holiday dishes that only takes 5 ingredients!
Sweet Potatoes In Fall Dishes
I’ve got to be honest, I LOVE sweet potatoes just about any time of year. If a restaurant has Sweet Potato Fries, I’ll always get those over regular french fries. By the way, why are Sweet Potato Fries sometimes more expensive? What’s the deal with that?!?!
But, in the Fall Season, Sweet Potatoes really get their chance to shine. From Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes to a Sweet Potato Salad, there are tons you can do with with a Sweet Potato. But it is that Classic Sweet Potato Casserole with a Marshmallow topping that we all think of when we think of Thanksgiving side dishes, right? So, I thought it would be fun to do a twist on that recipe today!
Sweet Potato Bites
It’s fun to take a dish that usually needs to be served onto a plate and make them into individual, handheld, bite sized servings. We did this with our recipe for Smashed Potatoes. We are gonna do it again with these Sweet Potato Bites! Yum! Oh, and we are going to add bacon on top of the Marshmallow Topping because, well… bacon.
Ready to get started? Here is what you will need. Only 5 ingredients!
- SWEET POTATOES – We used 3 Medium Sweet Potatoes, Peeled and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick.
- BUTTER – Unsalted Butter.
- MAPLE SYRUP – Use REAL, high quality syrup for this recipe.
- MARSHMALLOWS – Jumbo sized marshmallows.
- BACON – Cooked extra crispy.
Best Way To Get Crispy Bacon
It seems like everyone has their own way to cook bacon. But I thought I’d share how I like to get my bacon nice and crispy and evenly cooked. And you don’t even need to flip it! I have an oven safe cooling rack that I put onto a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. I spray the rack with non-stick oil and place the bacon on it. I cook in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for about 14 minutes. The bacon comes out perfect every time! And, as it cooked, the grease drips down onto the aluminum foil. This makes the bacon less greasy and makes cleanup a cinch!
Sweet Potato Bites Notes, Tips and Variations
- AESTHETICS- If you want all of your bites to look uniform and nice on a serving plate, try to find Sweet Potatoes at the store that are as “evenly” shaped as possible. Some sweet potatoes can get some pretty funky shapes, those will be hard to cut into evenly round disks.
- ARE YOUR MARSHMALLOWS BURNING?- Make sure you are broiling them on the low setting and putting the tray on the lowest rack if your marshmallows seem to be browning too quickly. You could also try carefully covering with aluminum foil, just make sure it doesn’t touch the melted Marshmallows.
- NUTS INSTEAD OF BACON?- I’ve seen Sweet Potato Bites that are topped with Pecan halves or Walnuts instead of bacon. I wanted to try bacon to do something a little different. But go nuts if ya want!
- USE REAL MAPLE SYRUP- I’ve never been shy about telling you when you can cut costs or corners on a recipe. Don’t use the fake pancake syrup stuff. Please don’t. If you DON’T have maple syrup, you can also try using honey.
- THYME – Sprinkle some fresh herbs like thyme on top before serving for an extra boost of flavor.
- WATCH CLOSELY IN THE BROILER – As anyone who has ever made a S’mores knows, marshmallows can brown (or blacken!) very quickly. So keep a close eye on them when in the broiler. I set my broiler to the low setting.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Sweet Potato Bites. They are a fun idea to bring to the Thanksgiving meal this year. I think it’s cool that they can be used as an appetizer or a side dish! Let me know how they turn out for you in the comments!
Sweet Potato Bites
- 3 Medium Sweet Potatoes Peeled and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. I use only to slices from the middle. 3 potatoes should get you enough to do this.
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Tsp Maple Syrup
- 12 Jumbo Marshmallows
- 4 Slices Bacon Cooked extra crispy
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook bacon extra crispy in your desired method. Cut up into small pieces.
- While Bacon is cooking, peel Sweet Potatoes and slice into discs about 1/4 inch thick. Place in baking tray lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Brush with melted butter.
- Brush with Syrup and flip discs with a spatula to make sure both sides are evenly coated.
- Bake for 20 minutes, flipping them over halfway through.
- Top with Jumbo Marshmallow and put back in oven to broil. Watch closely and take out as soon as the Marshmallow becomes golden and melted.
- Immediately put bacon on melted Marshmallows and serve.