Sweet Potato Puffs

Hi Friends!

I’m back, but just for a few minutes today! I’m getting the feeling that the theme around here for the next few weeks is gonna be quick and simple. And did I mention quick?

So here’s the deal.

Next time you’re having a get-together (Labor Day, anyone?) make these.

Three ingredients and a few minutes of your time is all that stands between you and these deliciously tasty little puffs!

These bite-sized Sweet Potato Puffs require just a few ingredients and make a fun party appetizer!

Don’t they look yummy? I’ve had this idea floating around in my head for a while now…and last night I finally got around to testing it out. I ate about half the batch while the hubby was napping so I’d call it a success.

Here’s what you do:

Serves 8-12

Sweet Potato Puffs

You'll be the hero of the party with this recipe. Just don't tell anyone it only has three ingredients!

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Sweet Potato Puffs


1 medium sweet potato
½ oz goat cheese
¼ c finely chopped macadamia nuts


  1. Stab the sweet potato all over with a fork and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes until cooked.
  2. Scoop the sweet potato flesh into a small bowl.
  3. Add the goat cheese and mix until well combined.
  4. Take a small amount of the mixture and roll into a bite-sized ball.
  5. Roll the ball in the chopped nuts, pressing gently to help them stick.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, rotating once until the nuts start to turn golden brown.
  7. Serve warm.

Easy, right?!

These bite-sized Sweet Potato Puffs require just a few ingredients and make a fun party appetizer!

A few words of wisdom:
-Don’t make the puffs too big! Mine required 2-3 bites to eat. I think they’d be better if they only required 1-2 bites.
-Make sure you chop your nuts up well enough! It helps them stick better.
-You could try using another kind of nut if you wanted to!

These bite-sized Sweet Potato Puffs require just a few ingredients and make a fun party appetizer!

So there you have it, friends!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. These look AWESOME! You are so dang creative. Cook for me, please?
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  2. These look delicious! Like little puff of yumminess. Hope you’re internship is going well!!
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  3. What a great idea!! I want some…NOW :)
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  4. Oh MY! your food! oh your food Ms. Lindsay. It makes my heart sing. They look like little orange clouds of heaven. So simple and yet the perfect combination. <3 <3
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  5. ahhh I want
    the child wants
    will the HUSBAND MAKE? :)
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  6. When I saw these on IG I couldn’t wait for you to post the recipe! They look like little balls of deliciousness. You can quote me on that. LOL!
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Chick-less Nuggets + Sweet ‘n Spicy Mustard Sauce

  7. These sound amazing, and so so so easy! YUM, can’t wait to make them!
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  8. Looks and sounds amaze-balls. yeah I went there. Haha. Pinned it for future use and promotion.
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  9. I love me some sweet potato and am always looking for new ways to prep them! These look amazing and I can’t wait to try :)
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  10. These sound amazing!!! Sweet potatoes and goat cheese are two of my favorite things! Definitely making these!
    Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness recently posted..White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Luna Bar Inspired Rice Krispie Treats! Gluten Free!

  11. Love the simplicity of this!! This would be super easy to double or triple, too!
    Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted..5 A Day

  12. My heart swoons. For these puffs…and, don’t worry, for you too. You and all your pens. 😉
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  13. ohhhhhhhhh these sound amazing…and i just so happen to have a sweet potato just waiting to be made into something puffy and wonderful!

    ~ Jillian
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  14. Ah aha ahhhh too cute! too simple! I love that there are only 3 (realwhole) ingredients! And such tasty ingredients, at that. Mustmake.
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  15. This is such a good idea, and so easy! I’m excited to try them!

  16. Mmm what a good idea! My new found love is goat cheese and sweet potatoes are just the best, so you had better believe I am going to try these :)

  17. These look awesome-three of my favorite things all in one! Can’t wait to try it! :)
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  18. I am putting this on my list of recipes I need to try out!!! O.MMMM.G.
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  19. These look amazing! Cant’ wait to try them!
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  20. Such a good idea! I have a carry in for work on Thursday. I might just add these to the list to try!
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  21. i am 100% making these TODAY! we’ve got like 6 sweet potatoes sitting on our counter. no macademia nuts though….i’m thinking walnuts instead?
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  22. Yummy! I’m a lover of anything involving sweet potato! These look too easy and delicious NOT to make!
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  23. You had me at sweet potato 😉
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  24. Sweet potatoes are my favorite!! And this looks so yummy, I have to try and find out how to make something like this with only a microwave when I move back into my dorm!

  25. Looks amazing! Will have to try this week – how did you chop the nuts?
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  26. Whooaaa! Nice. I love the look of these puffs. I am still making and enjoying varations on your tuna quinoa cakes, too.
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  27. I LOVE the simplicity of this recipe, right up my alley! Plus it looks delish — and like something I’d totally make for a girls night appetizer before dinner! Note to self 😉
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  28. That’s my kind of puff!! You are so creative!
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  29. These look so simple and so tasty. Want, want, want!
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  30. I don’t think I’m going to make it to Labor Day. Maybe tomorrow. These sound SO good!
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  31. Yummy! I’ll have to try these sometime!
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  32. Oh. I am SO all over this. Thanks for the recipe.
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  33. doesn’t get any easy than that does it? haha
    seriously those sound perfect, will have to make them for our next family gathering!
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  34. Yum these sound incredible. Goat cheese and sweet potato are two of my favourites! Can’t go wrong there:)
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  35. Hi Lindsay,

    I’ve been meaning to try a sweet potato recipe for ages. Those puffs look really delicious indeed , so I will definitely try this one. I would love to use some walnuts with those, I bet they are really yummy. Thanks for the great recipe!
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  36. yum…. those sounds heavenly!
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  37. Yum! I’ve seen sweet potato recipes EVERYWHERE lately, and now have a huge urge to do a bit of cooking. Hmm… :)
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  38. yum these sounds great! anything with goat cheese and im on board!
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  39. These look so yummy!
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  40. I may have went to culinary school.. but I think I need to hire you as my little personal chef. yes? haha 😉
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  41. All I can say is this is amazing! I love this dish! Mmmm, sweet potatoes and goat cheese is wonderful together!!
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  42. These sound awesome! I’m totally going to be making these sometime soon!
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  43. Oh ho ho ho HO!!! Hold the phone! These look amazing, Lindsay! And pure genius…sweet potatoes and goat cheese were meant of each other!
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  44. These look so yummy Lindsay. I love anything with sweet potato :). Just pinned this recipe!
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  45. Yum! These look and sound absolutely delicious. I have some sweet potatoes I need to use up and will probably try chopped almonds (since I have extras of those too). I can’t wait!
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  46. These sweet potato puffs look great!
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  47. This is one fabulous idea. Going to buy some sweet potatoes tomorrow!
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  48. Any ideas for substitutes on the nuts? We’ve got two small kiddos who can’t have nuts yet but (mostly) love sweet potatoes!

  49. Making these STAT! May have to substitute almonds for macadamia nuts though. Can’t wait!
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  50. I love sweet potatoes but don’t like nuts. Do I have to use them or is there something else I can use thanks xx

  51. I love sweet potatoes, and these puffs look so good. I’m going to need these in my life. Pinned!


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