Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion

  • YieldMakes 24


    • 3 long thin orange-flesh sweet potatoes, about 1 1/2 lbs (Orange-flesh sweet potatoes are sometimes called yams or sweet yams.)
    • Approved oil, enough to brush on sweet potatoes and baking sheet
    • 1-2 tsp Italian Herb Blend (without any artificial additives or flavors)
    • 4 oz full fat feta cheese
    • 3 T full fat greek yogurt
    • 1/2 tsp Greek Seasoning (homemade recipe included)
    • 1/4 c thinly sliced green onion

    For homemade greek seasoning:

    • 1 T kosher salt
    • 2 tsp dried basil
    • 4 tsp dried oregano
    • 1 tsp dried thyme
    • 4 tsp onion powder
    • 4 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp onion flakes
    • 2 tsp dried dill
    • 2 tsp ground pepper
    • 2 tsp dried parsley
    • 2 tsp dried rosemary
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp nutmeg



    Preheat oven to 450 F.


    Choose long thin sweet potatoes if possible.  Peel sweet potatoes and cut off the ends; then cut each sweet potato into 1/2 inch thick slices.


    Using the small side of a Melon Baller, scoop out a well in the center of each sweet potato slice. 


    Brush a baking sheet with approved oil.  Arrange sweet potatoes on the baking sheet with the scooped-out side up.


    Bake until sweet potatoes are cooked through and starting to get a little color on the edges, about 25 minutes.


    While sweet potatoes bake, put the crumbled feta into a bowl and mash with a fork.  Add the Greek yogurt and Greek seasoning and mash together with the feta, then stir in the sliced green onions.


    When the sweet potatoes are done, remove from the oven and place the baking sheet on a trivet or hotpad; then use a small spoon to fill the well in each sweet potato slice with the Feta mixture.


    Put back in the oven and bake until cheese is starting to melt and is heated through, about 5 minutes.  Serve hot.


    These will keep in the refrigerator (if you’re lucky enough to have any left!) and they’re amazingly good reheated the next day.

    For the greek seasoning:


    Mix all spices together in a bowl until everything is easily distributed.


    Store in a mason jar, or other airtight container.

    Recipe adapted from: kalynskitchen.com

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