For you last-minute planners, I’ve got your Thanksgiving appetizer right here — spicy sweet potato bites!
Biting into this delicious finger food, you’ll get a little sweetness from the potato, a little heat from the La Terra Fina Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeño dip, and just mmm, mmm, goodness from the applewood-smoked bacon.
With only three ingredients, these spicy and sweet bite-size snacks are also easy to prepare. That’s perfect for entertaining on Thanksgiving since you already have plenty going on in the kitchen!
When you go grocery shopping this week, you’ll just need to pick up a couple extra sweet potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, and a container of La Terra Fina Artichoke & Jalapeño dip. All of La Terra Fina’s dips and spreads are available at Meijer stores in Michigan. To find a retailer that carries La Terra Fina’s products near you, check here.
Not only are these tasty hors d’oeuvres fantastic for stress-free entertaining on Thanksgiving, they were a big hit with the lovely Grand Rapids bloggers I hosted last month at my La Terra Fina happy hour. I think they’d also be a great addition to your game-day spread or even as an afternoon snack.
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These bite-size snacks are the perfect appetizer for entertaining your guests during the holidays or at your game-day watch party.
Recipe created by Rachel Lehmkuhle, of The Heated Skillet.
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Container of La Terra Fina Chunky Artichoke & Jalapeno Dip
- 6 Slices Applewood-Smoked Bacon
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the sweet potatoes length wise about a centimeter thick.
- Then cut slabs into 1.5-by-1.5-inch bite-size squares.
- Top with a spoonful of the Artichoke Jalopeno dip and set on a lined cookie sheet. Set aside.
- Place bacon slices on another lined cookie sheet.
- Set both trays in oven.
- Cook bacon for 16 minutes and sweet potato bites for 20 minutes.
- After removing the bacon from the oven, place the slices on paper towel to remove the excess grease.
- Then, using kitchen shears, cut the bacon into one-inch pieces.
- When the sweet potatoes have been removed from oven, place the cut bacon pieces onto each sweet potato bite.
Disclosure: I’d like to thank La Terra Fina for sponsoring this post and Rachel Lehmkuhle, of The Heated Skillet, for creating such a delicious dish. Her food blog will be launching soon. In the meantime, add her on Instagram now!
How will you be entertaining your Thanksgiving guests before dinner this year?
I like that this recipe just has three recipes! It looks just perfect for entertaining.
Great for the holidays. Look good and so easy to prepare, plus more nutritional than the average holiday snacks. Thanks for sharing.
Mmmm. Sounds good. I love those dips and sweet potatoes so I would really enjoy this little snack.
These look delicious! (and easy enough that even I might not screw it up!)
That’s how I felt about making this dish, too. I’m not the greatest at following directions, so the fewer ingredients and steps, the more likely I am to succeed at cooking. 😉
Buddy The Traveling Monkey
Another great recipe Erin! And I love how easy they always are to make!
Wow that looks so good! It’s making me hungry and I want to try to make it!
The Jalapeno dip sounds really good! Never tried with sweet potato what a great idea!
Amber B. (@amberstarr82)
Oh goodness, these look amazing! All of my favorite things in one place! Saving this for later. Thanks for sharing!
Crystal (The Imperfect Mom)
That looks so good. I wish I had a chef!
Haha, me too! Food seems to taste better when someone else makes it for you, right?
Wow this seems even easy enough for me to make 😛 How much jalapeño is in the dip? I’m a big wuss.
The dip is creamy, Bonny, so it’s not too spicy.
These sound and look delicious! I love anything with sweet potatoes!
Me too! Sweet potatoes are the bomb.
Oh my! These sound delish!! Thank you for the recipe!
These were my favorite from all of the yummy La Terra Fina appetizer creations (thanks, Rachel)! So happy you posted this so I can officially go make these to share with my family, Thursday! The pictures turned out great, Erin! 🙂
I’m so glad you came to the party and enjoyed the appetizers, Maya! We need to get together again soon for some good food, drinks, and conversation. And, thank you! 🙂
I should not have read this before my lunch hour, lol, as I’m now hungry. Looks yummy :).
Lol. I write about food, so I feel your pain. These were so delicious. I wish I had some to snack on right now, but I guess my Greek yogurt with berries will have to do.