Smashed Sweet Potato Guacamole Bites

These smashed sweet potato guacamole bites have crispy sides with soft centers. Topped with a crispy piece of salty bacon, they’re the perfect game day bite.

So we’re apparently getting anywhere from 18-36 inches of snow today and tomorrow. Even the low end of that forecast sucks. 18 inches pretty much guarantees power outages around here and even though we have a generator and a wood stove, neither of those things will bring me the internet when it goes out. I mean, who cares about the lights, I’d rather have the ability to waste my entire day away on Facebook and Netflix.

Smashed sweet potato guacamole bites

But that’s all the shit talking I’m going to do about this storm because you know what it’s done?

It’s gotten people to shut the hell up about deflated balls and the Super Bowl while they freak out about stocking up on eggs, milk and bread instead.

Hall-e-freakin’-lujah.

Sweet potato guacamole bites

If you haven’t been around for any other Super Bowl season, please refer to this edamame dip for my thoughts on the sport of football. It’s pretty succinct.

The one and only good thing about the Super Bowl, is and always will be, the food.

A day full of eating buffalo, baconized everything and cheesy dips galore is really hard to pass up.

Smashed sweet potato guacamole bacon bites

These sweet potato guacamole bites are definitely on the healthier side of the Super Bowl food spectrum but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some serious game popability. Their crispy edges, soft middles, spicy guac centers and salty bacon top make them perfect for throwing back while you watch half-illiterate fat men run around a field and horribly lip-synced half-time shows.

Yields 6-8

Smashed Sweet Potato Guacamole Bites

These smashed sweet potato guacamole bites have crispy sides with soft centers. Topped with a crispy piece of salty bacon, they're the perfect game day bite.

5 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked

Directions

  1. Clean sweet potatoes leaving skin on. Place in a large pot and cover with water. Boil potatoes for about 20 minutes until tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Remove potatoes from water, slice into thick rounds (about 1/2 inch) and place on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Using a fork, gently smash the tops of the potatoes.
  5. Drizzle the potato rounds with olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper.
  6. Place potatoes in the oven for 20-22 minutes until the edges are crispy and starting to turn golden brown.
  7. While potatoes cook, combine the avocados, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a small bowl. Mash together until smooth.
  8. Chop the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.
  9. Remove the potatoes from the oven, top with a spoonful of the guacamole and a piece of bacon.
  10. Serve warm.
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34 Comments

  1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    haha… totally agree! Everytime ESPN is on all I hear is talk about the deflated ball. Get over it already, they are playing in the superbowl. (even though I don’t like it) At least I can just indulge in these bad boys cuz holy yum. These are seriously perfect Gina and absolutely gorgeous!

    PS don’t get buried in the snow!

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  2. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I dont’ know ANYTHING about the Super Bowl, but I know about those dang deflated balls. And I’m tired of hearing about it. All I care about is the food, and these bites are PERFECTION. Crispy potato skin, creamy guac, ahhhhh…..

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  3. Isadora @ she likes food

    Sweet potatoes and guacamole are one of my favorite things ever! I could eat these all day! Is it weird that I’m jealous of all the snow you are supposed to be getting?! I live in Arizona and got excited when we got our first dusting in two years the other day!

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  4. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I’m all for the Superbowl coverage – but seriously, this Deflategate BS is getting so old!! The NFL isn’t going to do a damn thing, so who cares – just get on with it so we can eat and be mad! And eat more… of THESE! YUM! Hang in there, I hope the storms doesn’t kick you too hard.

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  6. Jamie Lee Orth

    These look amazing! Sweet potatoes and guacamole. Can’t go wrong. Soooo…when it says boil for 20 minutes, does that mean put them in the pot, wait for the water to boil and then time for 20 minutes? Or in the pot for 20 minutes altogether? Thanks!

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  11. Sarah Al-Khayyal

    HAHAHA wait I was legitimately about to create a recipe for this EXACT same thing as a last minute super bowl recipe!!! Like smashed and twice cooked sweet potatoes and everything. I’m so glad I did a little google search to see if anyone had come up with this exact thing already. So funny that you just posted this less than a week ago. I guess we’re on the same wave lengths! Now I need to come up with something else though…. Hmmm…

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