These Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs are the perfect finger food! Make them as an appetizer for your next party, a snack for the big game or as a side dish for dinner!
If I had my act together, I would have posted these little puffs in time for you to make them for the Super Bowl. But I don’t, and I didn’t…so I’m posting them now. Luckily for me, I just found out that February is, in fact, National Sweet Potato Month! How perfect for me, right? I’ll share this recipe with you…and then at the bottom of this post I’ll round up some of my favorite sweet potato recipes for you to check out if you need more sweet potatoes in your life. And trust me- you do 🙂
These Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs are a savory spin on my Sweet Potato Banana Bites that I make weekly for a pre-workout snack! They’re simple to make and require only a few ingredients!
Here’s what you do:Print
Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs
An easy to make appetizer idea that’s packed with flavor and requires just a few ingredients!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1½ cups cooked,mashed sweet potato
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup cheddar cheese (I use Cabot sharp cheddar but pepperjack would also be good)
- 3 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
- 2–3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1–2 jalapenos, minced (1 used 1 jalapeno & 1 serrano)
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl.
- Scoop into greased mini muffin tins.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
- Makes about 18 puffs.
Pretty easy, right? Like I said in the recipe, you don’t have to use cheddar cheese….I think pepperjack would be great as well. If you like spice, use serrano peppers instead of jalapenos, or a combination of the two.
These are best served warm but they can be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave if needed.
I brought these over for my in laws to taste test and they gave them a thumbs up. Hubby and I have also eaten two batches since last Friday, so that’s a good sign!
Let me know if you give them a try!
And here’s a roundup image in case you want to pin something so you have the links to all my favorite sweet potato recipes in one place!
Cranberry Sweet Potato Cottage Cheese Muffins
Sweet Potato Brownies
Sweet Potato Egg Boats
Sweet Potato Falafel
Microwave Sweet Potato Muffin
Mexican Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Puffs
Sweet Potato Banana Bites
Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
Jalapeno Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs
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Carly @ Snack Therapy says
These look like the most perfect snack! There’s really nothing wrong with potato + cheese + bacon, ever.
Christine @ Oatmeal Bowl says
While they may be healthy… I’d be in danger of eating the whole tray to myself. sound delish! thank you for the recipe. pinning! 😉
haha, make the puffs at your own risk 😉
Oh yes, I definitely want to pin these! I never discovered sweet potato until last year but have since formed a bit of an addiction!!!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Such simple ingredients- Lindsay this is genius and WILL BE MADE during food prep!! The bacon and cheese combination is like the peanut butter and chocolate of the savoury world. Well one of…
i thought you might like them 🙂
nutrition sportive says
thank you for sharing this great recipe !
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen says
Yum!! Definitely something I will try!! I love your sweet potato recipes 🙂
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These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them 🙂
They look great. You could have dyed them blue for Seattle Seahawks and super bowl festive LOL 😉
Linz @ Itz Linz says
you had me a jalapeno. and then cheddar. and then sweet potato. AWESOME combination – can’t wait to make these! pinned & sharing, for sure!
yay! enjoy friend!
Tina Muir says
Ooohhh yummy! They are a great adaptation! I am not sure I could have them before I run, as my stomach would probably get a little upset, but after a run…..for sure! 9 miles is more than enough time to build a huge appetite! Yum!!
mmm yes. we are sweet potato and jalapeno lovers. score! and you, not having your sh*t together? Somehow i don’t believe that. Super linz!
Heather @fitncookies says
This looks delicious! I will definitely have to make these soon!
Aparna B. says
February is sweet potato month?? Well shizz, looks like I’m definitely on board then! 😀 These sound fantastic! Great idea.
Elizabeth @ Positive Change says
Yummy! These look super easy and awesome to make!
Made my day to read that it is sweet potato month!
Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves says
Holy yum! I love that these are a much healthier and more nutritious take on jalapeño poppers (that are so delicious). Thanks for sharing!
And now I need to go get some sweet potatoes in honor of National Sweet Potato Month!
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I think I could definitely pop a few of these in my mouth!!
Carly @ Fine Fit Day says
You had me at jalapeño. And bacon. And cheddar. And sweet potato. Yup, gonna have to make these puppies.
haha hope you love them!
EVERYONE needs sweet potatoes in their life! And bacon..obviously. 🙂
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
I SO need to make a vegetarian version of these. It is pretty amazing how they make meatless bacon nowadays!
Clara @ Southern Thintellect says
Must try these. Immediately & Repeatedly.
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles says
National sweet potato month?! I knew I liked February for a reason…
And of course, these look amazing. I’m always down for anything with bacon!
bacon makes everything better 🙂
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food says
Quick, easy, delicious…my kind of recipe!! 🙂
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
I love how simple this is! And thanks for the round-up. I’m obsessed with sweet potatoes lately so I need all the ideas I can get!
Lora @ Crazy Running Girl says
These sound amazing! They would have been perfect for the Super Bowl 🙂
Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog says
I knew I was going to like these as soon as I read the name of your post! I love anything sweet potato and am always looking for new snack ideas.
hopefully these are a perfect fit for you!
Oh my, these look wonderful. I serve sweet potatoes at least once or twice a week in my household, so I’ll definitely give these a try! Always looking for new inspiration in the kitchen!
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's says
I just sent this to my sister, she loves spice (me, not so much haha) and I think she would love these!
yay!!! i hope she does!
Yum! Looks so good!
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Kaylie @ FitnessMovesYOU says
These look sooooo good!
SUPER yum: Spice and sweet! Love the roundup! Missed a few of them…so glad to have them all in one spot.
Stephanie @ My Freckled Life says
Holy cow, these look amazing!! I love all things sweet potato AND all things spicy, so this is just about perfect!
i agree 🙂 hope you like them!
Matt @ Runner Savvy says
I need to make these 🙂
mandy @ fatgirlgonehealthy says
These look yummy! On my must try list. Had no idea is was sweet potato month. I just did a blog post for a breakfast casserole loaded with sweet potatoes. Good timing!
Thanks for using Cabot! We’ll be sharing this with our fans next week!
(and on a personal note, these will be a hit in my family for sure! I can’t wait to try them…)
I made these today and I cannot get over HOW FREAKING DELICIOUS these are! I forgot to mix in the bacon, but have no fear. i chopped it and threw a little on top of each bite before baking.
Literally – obsessed. I’ve already shared the recipe on Facebook and with friends. They think I’m nuts. It’s cool; I’ll happily be nuts over in my corner eating my cheddar jalapeno bites ;).
I tried these and baked at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. They were kind of mushy at the bottom and didn’t come out of the muffin cups very well. On the plus side the flavor is fabulous but wonder if they should have cooked longer?
hmmm it’s definitely possible. They will be a bit mushy since they’re mainly sweet potato but it probably wouldn’t hurt to cook them a little more!
I got this recipe from myfitnesspal and I wanted to tell you that these were awesome. Thank you!
so glad you liked them!
I made these last night and they were so delish! Just one question. While verytasty they were on the mushy side. I cooked them for longer than the 20minutes just in case. I wondering if I used a little too much yogurt? I’m not sure. Next time I’m hoping to get it right. My husband even loved them and he hates sweet potatoes!
Hmm maybe it depends on how much the sweet potato is cooked? I would def try with less yogurt and see if that helps!
These look fantastic, but I don’t have a mini muffin tin… Do you think they would work spooned out in small dollops on a baking tray, almost like cookie dough? Or is the mixture too runny? Thanks!
you could try baking in a 9×9 or 8×8 pan and cutting into little squares?
Looks delish!! Do you bake them and then freeze or freeze before baking? Want to make ahead for a party!!!
i haven’t tried freezing them yet!
I came. I saw. I baked. I got complements.
I made them twice. The second time, I added some salt and an extra slice of bacon.