Sweet Potato Appetizers with Feta (VIDEO)
Sweet Potato Appetizers with Feta are a healthier nibble for fall, and sweet potato fans will go crazy over these! Of course sweet potatoes do have some carbs, but even low-carb eaters could enjoy a couple of these for a treat!
For anyone who thinks it’s hard to find a holiday appetizer that’s relatively healthy, I promise that these Sweet Potato Appetizers with Feta are going to be a hit with anyone who likes sweet potatoes. Yum!
I love this combination of flavors, and if I went to a holiday gathering and found a table loaded with sweets and chips staring me in the face, I would be so excited to find a healthier option like this to eat instead. True, sweet potatoes do have some carbs, but you could eat several of these slices from a thin sweet potato without going to overboard on carbs.
The hardest part of making these might be finding the long narrow shaped sweet potatoes, but you can make them into two-bite nibbles if needed! This recipe uses orange-flesh sweet potatoes which are often (mistakenly) called yams or sweet yams in U.S. grocery stores. And if you want a fun alternative to sugary sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, I think this would be a great alternative.
And it’s time to start thinking about the Thanksgiving menu, so I’m reminding you about this popular recipe that’s been a hit every time I’ve made it, and I’m updating the instructions just a bit to make it more clear how to make this popular Thanksgiving appetizer! And if you’re a fan of savory sweet potato recipes like I am, check out Favorite Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes.
How to Make Sweet Potato Appetizers with Feta:
(This is just a summary; scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Choose long, thin sweet potatoes and peel completely.
- Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch rounds.
- Then use the small end of a Mellon Baller (affiliate link) or something similar to scoop out a well in each piece.
- Spray a baking sheet with olive oil (I used my Misto Olive Oil Sprayer (affiliate link) but you can also brush on the oil.)
- Place the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet, spray them with olive oil and sprinkle with a tiny bit of Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate link).
- Bake until sweet potatoes are cooked through and starting to get a little color on the edges.
- While the sweet potatoes bake, mash the feta with a fork and then mix in the Greek Yogurt, Greek Seasoning, and sliced green onion.
- Bake sweet potatoes about 25 minutes, or until they’re as soft as you like them.
- Then fill each sweet potato with a little scoop of the feta mixture and bake about 5 minutes more.
- Serve hot and wait for people to rave about them!
More Savory Recipes with Sweet Potatoes:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Unstuffed Sweet Potatoes with Spinach ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan, and Thyme ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Savory Horseradish Mashed Sweet Potatoes ~ CopyKat Recipes
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Sumac ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette ~ Cookin’ Canuck
Orange-flesh sweet potatoes are sometimes called yams or sweet yams in U. S. stores. I love Greek Seasoning (affiliate link) for this recipe, but you can use any seasoning blend that goes with these flavors. Recipe adapted from an idea in The South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook (affiliate link) Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Orange-flesh sweet potatoes are sometimes called yams or sweet yams in U. S. stores. I love Greek Seasoning (affiliate link) for this recipe, but you can use any seasoning blend that goes with these flavors.
Recipe adapted from an idea in The South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook (affiliate link)
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Sweet Potato Appetizers with Feta would make a great appetizer or snack for Phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet or any type of low-glycemic eating plan. Sweet potatoes are a bit lower in carbs than regular white potatoes, but you’d want to use portion control if you’re following a low-carb eating plan.
Find More Recipes Like This One:
Check out Appetizer Recipes to find more recipes like this one. Use the Special Diets Index page to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You can also Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.