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Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds {A Virtual Shower for Stefanie!}

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds are an easy healthy snack or a fantastic party appetizer. These are packed with Southwestern flavor!

Good Morning!

Happy virtual shower Stefanie!

Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds

Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds

I made these fun Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds for my fellow Chicago food blogger friend Stefanie from Sarcastic Cooking and the upcoming arrival of her baby boy.  I am so excited for her! I have a son myself and know firsthand the joy little boys bring to a Mom’s life. Boys have so much energy for life, for learning and for playing. It keeps us Moms on our toes and keeps things interesting on a daily basis.  I know she is going to just love joining the club!

Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds appetizer

If crazy, energetic little boys don’t keep you on your toes these Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds sure will.  They have a little bit of kick to them and offer that sweet, savory combination that many people love.  I almost think of these little appetizers as similar to nachos but on a little individual sweet potato chip and topped with your favorite Southwestern toppings.  The great thing about this recipe is it can really be adapted to you and your guests tastes.

Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds snacks

I used a spicy black bean mixture and then topped it off with a little sour cream, cilantro and pepper jack/cheddar cheese mixture.  My husband hates sour cream so for him he got a modified version with no sour cream on it. I love being able to make all the mouths at the table happy!

Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds recipe

Stefanie and I are fellow Chicagoans so I am hoping that a couple of months after the baby is born I can stop over and meet the little guy (and of course bring her some yummy food—that’s what food bloggers friends are for, right?).  Stefanie is going to be a great Mom and I can’t wait to hear about her funny, exciting adventures in motherhood!


Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


Southwestern Sweet Potato Rounds are a healthy appetizer option with the flavors of the Southwest topped on warm sweet potato chips.



  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (more for garnish)
  • 1 jalapeno, membranes and seeds removed, chopped
  • Cheese for topping (sharp and pepper jack)
  • Sour cream for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Slice the sweet potato into 1/4 inch thick rounds and place on an oiled backing sheet.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes until tender and browned on the bottom.
  4. In medium saucepan over medium high heat bring 1 cup water, black beans, lime juice and tomatoes to a boil. Add red pepper, garlic powder and salt and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Add cilantro and jalapeno continue to cook 5 minutes.
  5. Remove sweet potato rounds from the oven and put on a serving plate. Top with the black bean mixture, cheese, sour cream and cilantro.
  6. Serve warm.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Stop by and see what other wonderful recipes were created for Stefanie’s special day:

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out: Coconut and Vanilla Bean Canapés

Kayle @ The Cooking Actress: Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Steph @ Girl Versus Dough: Creamy Deviled Eggs with Red Onions, Capers, and Dill

Heidi @ FoodieCrush: Smoked Salmon Spread

Susan @ Girl in the Little Red Kitchen: Waffle Iron Reuben Sandwiches

Julia @ The Roasted Root: Spiced Apple Carrot Muffins

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Suzanne Holt

Sunday 27th of December 2015

What a great way to push the common sweet potato over the top!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

Thursday 7th of November 2013

Now this is an appetizer that will satisfy a guest who's hungry or a guest who is looking for healthy. perfect.


Thursday 7th of November 2013

I love dishes that satisfy multiple people's tastes! :)

Tieghan Gerard

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

These are the perfect app!! I would love them!


Thursday 7th of November 2013

Thanks Tieghan! I love that they are individual so you can have one or you can have ten!