Taco Sweet Potato Bites

With a seasoned sweet potato base and a dollop of guacamole on top, these little bites pack some mighty big flavor! Try them for your next get-together, family fun night or game day watch party.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours
Servings 16

Ingredient List

  • 1 large orange-fleshed sweet potato, peeled (about 1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 18 thin slices fresh jalapeño chiles
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pepitas
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line 18x13-inch rimmed pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  2. Cut sweet potato crosswise into 1/4-inch slices (about 16). In medium bowl, toss potatoes with cornstarch until completely coated. Drizzle with oil; stir to coat. Sprinkle with taco seasoning mix; place in single layer on pan.
  3. Bake 15 minutes; turn, bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until browned. Remove from oven; top each slice with Cheddar cheese. Return to oven 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  4. Meanwhile, in small bowl, coarsely mash avocado with fork; stir to chunky texture. Add red onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt; stir to combine.
  5. To serve, top each potato slice with slightly less than a tablespoon guacamole; garnish with jalapeño chile and pepitas.

Expert Tips

  • Sweet potatoes vary in size and shape. The number of slices could vary, but the guacamole topping should not have to be adjusted.
  • Craving even more toppings? Try a little sour cream or fresh cilantro.
  • To dice the avocado, cut it in half and remove the pit. Using a large spoon, scoop the flesh from the skin. Place one avocado half cut-side down on a cutting board. Make two horizontal cuts to make three planks, then cut the planks lengthwise into strips. Turn 90 degrees, and cut again. Repeat with the other avocado half.
  • Roasted pepitas can be found at most grocery stores. Look for them near the nuts.


  • 1 Potato Bite Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 35);  Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 1g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 95mg;  Potassium 85mg;  Total Carbohydrate 3g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 1g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 25%;  Vitamin C 2%;  Calcium 4%;  Iron 0%
  • Exchanges: 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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