Smokey Sweet Potato Bites


Around the holidays, my family loves to try out new appetizers. We have even been known to make a meal out of them on New Year’s Day. Regardless of when you eat them, it’s nice to have a few quick, go-to ideas when company is coming, or you just want to serve a snack to whet the appetites before your Christmas dinner. I think you’ll enjoy them all and many can be made ahead of the big day, leaving you more time with family and friends.

Smokey Sweet Potato Bites

Course Appetizer
Servings 4


  • 2 sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 T. Olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 lb Smoked sausage
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce


  • In a skillet, heat oil and add sweet potato cubes.
  • Season with salt, pepper and a bit of oregano.
  • While potatoes are frying, slice sausage into disks the thickness you prefer.
  • When the potatoes are almost tender, add the sausage and allow it to heat through and lightly brown. Remove pan from heat.
  • Using toothpicks, thread on a piece of potato, then sausage, and another potato cube. Arrange on a tray.
  • Drizzle with your favorite BBQ sauce.
  • Other options: sprinkle with goat cheese crumbles or drizzle with maple syrup. I recommend you get a maple-smoked sausage if you use this option.