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Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

These Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds are the perfect game day snack or finger food to serve at a party. Sliced sweet potato rounds are roasted in the oven and topped with a Southwestern flavored black bean mixture, cheese and fresh cilantro.

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with cheese

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SOUTHWESTERN ROASTED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS

I don’t know about you, but I love a lot of appetizers on my game day menu.

To be honest most of what I serve for the big game ends up being appetizers.

Don’t get me wrong, I will usually make a big pot of this Instant Pot Turkey Chili or a batch of these Baked Chicken Fingers.

But appetizers take the main stage for me.

We usually will make this Cowboy Caviar, today’s Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds, Antipasto Skewers, Air Fryer Meatballs and this Beef Taco Dip.

These Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds are the perfect finger food that is healthy and filling.

Aside from slicing and roasting the sweet potatoes, this recipe couldn’t be easier.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven you will mix together your black bean mixture and you are ready to assemble your sweet potato rounds.

And as with many of my recipes you can customize this recipe to your likes. For example, add other spices like paprika, oregano, chipotle chili powder.

Try red beans or white beans in place of the black beans.

You could even add roasted red peppers, pickled red onions or chopped bell pepper to the black bean mixture.

These really are such a great option for a party, snacking or watching football!

Sweet Potato Rounds  on white plate

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

SWEET POTATOES

OLIVE OIL

SPICES: GARLIC POWDER, CHILI POWEDER

BLACK BEANS

JALAPENO

CILANTRO

TOMATOES

LIME JUICE

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with cilantro

HOW DO YOU MAKE ROASTED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

PREP THE SWEET POTATOES: Scrub them well to remove dirt. Dry with a kitchen towel or paper towel. Using a sharp knife, slice the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds.

SEASON THE SWEET POTATOES: Add the sweet potato rounds to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the round slices and gently toss to coat.

Add the garlic powder, chili powder or other spice, salt and pepper and mix well. Spread the rounds out on a baking sheet in a single layer {you might need two baking sheets}.

BAKE THE SWEET POTATOES: Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through, until golden brown.

MAKE THE BLACK BEAN MIXTURE: While the sweet potatoes bake mix together the black beans, chili powder, jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes and lime juice and mix well.

TOP WITH BLACK BEAN MIXTURE: Once the sweet potato rounds are done cooking, let cool for 5 minutes. Top with a small spoonful of the black bean mixture, cheese and sour cream.

If you want the cheese melted you can continue to heat them in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with cheese

WAYS TO MODIFY SOUTHWESTERN ROASTED SWEET POTATO ROUNDS

BEANS: I used black beans for these sweet potato rounds but you could use red beans, kidney beans, white beans, pinto beans or chickpeas.

VEGETABLES: You could add vegetables other than tomatoes to the black beans. Try red bell pepper, green bell pepper, poblanos, sweet onion or red onion, green onion or radish.

PROTEIN: You could add cooked ground beef, ground turkey, pork, shredded beef or even a shrimp to each sweet potato round.

CHEESE: There are a variety of cheese options that would be well on these. Try pepper jack, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, cotija cheese or Monterrey jack cheese.

SPICES: You can use other spices like oregano, Mexican oregano, coriander, paprika, cumin, chili powder, chipotle chili powder or crushed red pepper.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Try mixing in hot sauce for extra spice with the black beans. You could also add roasted red peppers, artichokes, pickled red onion or other pickled vegetables.

RECIPE TIPS

SLICING: Try to slice the sweet potatoes into uniform thickness to ensure even cooking. Aim for slices about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

PREHEAT THE OVEN: Make sure your oven is preheated to around 400°F (200°C). A hot oven helps to create that nice crispy exterior while keeping the inside tender.

SEASONING: Toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil, salt, and any other desired seasonings. Common choices include paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, coriander. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different spices to find your favorite flavor combination.

SPACED OUT: Arrange the sweet potato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Avoid overcrowding them, as this can lead to uneven cooking. If necessary, use multiple baking sheets or cook in batches.

STORAGE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can reheat your sweet potato rounds in an oven or air fryer.

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with sour cream

OTHER SIDE DISH RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

AIR FRYER SWEET POTATO FRIES

QUICK PICKLED VEGETABLES

BALSAMIC MUSHROOMS

EASY CURTIDO RECIPE

AIR FRYER BUFFALO CAULIFLOWER

LOADED SMASHED POTATOES

GOUDA SMASHED POTATOES

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds with cheese

Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Southwestern Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds are the perfect game day snack or finger food to serve at a party. Sliced sweet potato rounds are roasted in the oven and topped with a Southwestern flavored black bean mixture, cheese and fresh cilantro.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning of your choice- try chili powder, cumin or paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 - 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped {optional}
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice
  • Cheese for topping
  • Sour cream for topping

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Prep the sweet potatoes: scrub them well to remove dirt. Dry with a kitchen towel or paper towel. Using a sharp knife, slice the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds.
    3. Add the sweet potato rounds to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the round slices and gently toss to coat.
    4. Add the garlic powder, chili powder or other spice, salt and pepper and mix well.
    5. Spread the rounds out on a baking sheet in a single layer {you might need two baking sheets}.
    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping half way through, until golden brown.
    7. While the sweet potatoes bake mix together the black beans, chili powder, jalapeño, cilantro, tomatoes and lime juice and mix well.
    8. Once the sweet potato rounds are done cooking, let cool for 5 minutes.
    9. Top with a small spoonful of the black bean mixture, cheese and sour cream.
    10. If you want the cheese melted you can continue to heat them in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

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shayan

Thursday 8th of February 2024

Hi Julia I really love you recipe .Definitely i will try this dish. Thanks for shearing us .

Julia

Thursday 8th of February 2024

Thank you!

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