Bacon wrapped sweetpotato fries 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 bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes are irresistible!
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 sweetpotatoes 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, vegan edible cookie dough dip, sweet potato muffins and more.
Did you know that you can use sweetpotatoes in so many ways? Here are some of my favorite ways to use sweet potatoes.
But, this was the first time I experimented with wrapping sweetpotatoes in bacon. YUM!
And if you ever find yourself stewing over sweetpotato appetizer recipes, I hope you keep this sweet potato bacon recipe on hand.
Savory sweetpotato recipes with bacon are great for party and football appetizers because they complement each other so well.
Sweetpotato and bacon is a classic flavor combination, and in my mind, two foods that pair well together all year round.
We cut the sweet potatoes into wedges and dip them in a refreshing yogurt based dip. It’s SOO GOOD.
If you omit the bacon, you could also use these wedges as sweet potatoes for baby led weaning.
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.
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries Ingredients
Just TWO main ingredients for these sweet potato fries, and then you can add seasonings you choose.
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
- olive oil
- salt, pepper, paprika
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 sweet potato fries with bacon.
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.
How To Make Sweet Potato 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.
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.
I talk all about different sweet potato shapes in this post about using sweet potato for baby finger foods.
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.
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
- Mexican Street Corn Zucchini Dip
- Quinoa Pizza Bites
- Gluten Free Pasta Salad
- Avocado Bean Dip
- Naan Pizza
- 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
Lime Yogurt Sauce
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 lime, zested (or 2 Tbsp lime juice)
- 1/2 Tbsp honey
- Preheat oven to 350°. Mix olive oil and seasonings in a small bowl. Toss to coat over sweet potatoes.
- Wrap 1 piece bacon around each sweet potato cube; secure with a toothpick.
- Place on a parchment-lined 15x10x1-in baking pan.
- Bake until bacon is crisp and sweet potato is tender, 40-45 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve immediately with yogurt lime dipping sauce.
You can store these for up to 4 days in the fridge.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g