Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with Lime Yogurt Sauce

  Aug 31, 2020  |  #Appetizer

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes are an easy, family-friendly appetizer or snack that requires minimal ingredients and prep time. Just stick them in the oven or air fryer and you’re done! Paired with a delicious and refreshing lime yogurt sauce, these are irresistible!

bacon wrapped sweet potatoes in clear tupperware on blue napkin

While tailgating may not happen this year the way we’re used to, you can still enjoy delicious football food and appetizers from the comfort of your own home. 

We eat ALOT of sweet potatoes in our house. And I mean a lot. They’re on our weekly grocery list, and we eat them every which way from baked, to microwaved, to sauteed, to blended in chocolate chip sweet potato bread, cookie dough dip, sweet potato muffins and more. 

But, this was the first time I experimented with wrapping sweet potatoes in bacon. YUM! And if you ever find yourself stewing over sweet potato appetizer recipes, I hope you keep this sweet potato bacon recipe on hand.  Savory sweet potato recipes with bacon are great for party and football appetizers because they complement each other so well. 

Sweet potato and bacon is a classic flavor combination, and in my mind, two foods that pair well together all year round. So, for this recipe we used roasted sweet potatoes and bacon.

Sweet potatoes wrapped in bacon on baking sheet

We cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and dip them in a refreshing yogurt based dip. It’s SOO GOOD. 

These sweet potato bites would also be a great option for baby weaning sweet potato wedges. I may just decrease the seasonings and spices and just bake in the oven so baby has a cooked sweet potato wedge to hold onto and eat!

What You Need For Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Just TWO main ingredients for these sweet potato bites. You can season them how you like. I really love sweet potato wedges with paprika so that’s a consistent mainstay for me. But, you could use any seasonings you like. 

  • sweet potatoes
  • bacon
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper, paprika
  • toothpicks

Lime Yogurt Sauce

If you’ve never made a greek yogurt dip for fries, you’re missing out. Ketchup and honey mustard can only take you so far, and can’t compare to the easy homemade combination of greek yogurt and honey and lime. Lime yogurt sauce is what you need for these bacon wrapped sweet potatoes!

This greek yogurt veggie dip recipe is the perfect dip for sweet potato wedges. 

To make honey lime dipping sauce, just combine honey, lime and greek yogurt. You can play around with the amounts of each based on your taste preferences. 

greek yogurt and honey mixed in clear tupperware

How To Make Sweet Potato Bites Wrapped in Bacon

You can either make these in the oven or air fryer if you have one. Both methods will generally follow the same concept. 

Cut your sweet potatoes into wedges, season them with olive oil and seasonings, and then you’ll wrap the bacon around them and hold it in place with a toothpick. 

If using the oven, preheat to 350 degrees and bake for 40-45 minutes. 

sweet potato wedges with wrapped in bacon on baking sheet before baking

How to Cut Sweet Potato Wedges

To cut sweet potato wedges, make sure you wash and dry your sweet potatoes well. I cut the sweet potato halfway (lengthwise), and then place the flesh (flat part) down on the cutting board. Then cut from the top into wedge shapes.

I probably cut mine about an inch wide. I like them wider than a sweet potato fry shape.

Making Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges?

Making air fried sweet potato wedges is a quicker alternative to using the oven and a great way to ensure crispiness!

I’m someone who definitely loves a good crispy slice of bacon, especially when wrapped around a sweet potato. 

Cooking Light has a great how-to for using the air fryer to make your sweet potato wedges. They come together in just 20 minutes. Getting an air fryer is on the top of my gadget list!

sweet potato wedges in clear tupperware on blue napkin with side of greek yogurt dip

Can I Reheat Bacon Wrapped Potato Wedges?

Yes. These will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days after cooking. 

I’d recommend reheating them in the oven or toaster oven if you want the extra crispiness (I know I do) for the bacon. We love these on a weekend morning, or as a fun appetizer or side option!

Other Appetizer Ideas to Complete Your Spread: 

 

sweet potato wedges in clear tupperware on blue napkin with side of greek yogurt dip

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes with Lime Yogurt Sauce

Yield: 20-30 wedges
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes are an easy, family-friendly appetizer or snack that requires minimal ingredients and prep time. Just stick them in the oven or air fryer and you're done! Paired with a delicious and refreshing lime yogurt sauce, these are irresistible!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp tsp pepper
  • toothpicks

Lime Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, zested (or 2 Tbsp lime juice)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Mix olive oil and seasonings in a small bowl. Toss to coat over sweet potatoes.
  2. Wrap 1 piece bacon around each sweet potato cube; secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in baking pan.
  4. Bake until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is tender, 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  5. Serve immediately with yogurt lime dipping sauce. 



Notes

You can store these for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Don’t forget to tag me (@bucketlisttummy_rd) and use the hashtag, #bucketlisttummy if you make these so I can see.

What are your favorite tailgate snacks or meals? 

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