Loaded Sweet Potato – Bacon Pops – Appetizer

Loaded Sweet Potato – Bacon Pops – Appetizer: A mouth-watering ‘Must Have’ appetizer/snack that has an ooye-gooey center with just the right kick of spice. It’s filled with sweet-potato, cheese, bacon, and your favorite veggies and serve as an Awesome Appetizer.

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loaded-sweet-potato-bacon-popsThe Football Season is in full swing and we have the ‘Big Game’ in just few weeks.

Many of you must have already started your game-day party planning along with snack…

I mean party without discussing snacks/food is like next to impossible and especially this one is all about ‘Finger-Food/Quick Bites‘ that are packed with flavors and taste.

We also, have a party coming up and I’d been thinking of tons of snack, but the Number One Snack that always comes to mind is ‘ Loaded Sweet Potato – Bacon Pops – Appetizer ‘.

It has everything that you like, it’s cheesy enough along with being filling and best of it, its’s a finger-food – so not much needed to serve it.sweet-potato-snack

But the only thing is, this time, I wanted to make it slightly different and that’s when I got my eye’s on ‘El Yucateco Hot Sauce’ (made from green habanero chili).

If you’re one of those people who are always looking for a sauce that give’s you an extra kick – this is your answer – It’s Hot!

And guess what – I’m not serving it as a side but it’s going in the actual recipe – to give that ‘WoW Factor.

Trust me, these ‘Loaded Sweet Potato – Bacon Pops – Appetizer‘ are actually loaded with a sweet-hot combination that will leave you wanting more.

I found it in ‘Mi Pueblo(grocery store providing authentic Latino shopping) in the Sauce/Bean Isle and it’s available in many different flavors. 

Also, any such spicy-cheesy appetizer is incomplete without an iced cold Coca-Cola (light hearted and happy). So here we are:loaded-pops-el-yocaceto-1

The best part about this recipe is that the dough can be made in advance and just fry them on the day of the party.

You can add more or less of any of these ingredients as per your taste and it tastes great hot or cold. 

Always nice to pair a favorite meal with an iced cold Coca-Cola


Here’s a combination offer:

“Visit Mi Pueblo and take advantage of this special offer:

Buy (2) Coca-Cola 1.25 Liter products + (2) El Yucateco Hot Sauce products and get $2.00 off your deli/meat order



Make them for your game-day party or just about any party and enjoy with friends and family.

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******** Some More Easy Appetizers**********
Crunchy Spicy Green Beans Fritters
Masala Peanuts (Indian Nutcracker Peanuts)
Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Roll Ups


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Loaded Sweet Potato - Bacon Pops


Loaded Sweet Potato - Bacon Pops - Appetizer: A mouth-watering 'Must Have' appetizer/snack that has an ooye-gooey center with just the right kick of spice. It's filled with sweet-potato, cheese, bacon and your favorite veggies and serve as an Awesome Appetizer.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp El Yucateco Hot Sauce - you can add more as per choice
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato - boiled n grated
  • 1 Medium Zucchini - grated
  • 1 Carrot - grated
  • Few Sprigs of Cilantro
  • 4 Strips Bacon - I'm using turkey
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs - homemade or store bought
  • 1/4 Cup Cheese - grated (use any variety you like)
  • 5 Tbsp Flour
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil for Frying
  • Extra:
  • 1 Tbsp Cooked Bacon - chopped
  • 1Tbsp Fresh Cilantro - chopped


  1. Heat a medium non-stick pan and cook the bacon.
  2. Chop them into tiny pieces and keep aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add potato, zucchini, carrot, bread crumbs, bacon, cheese, hot sauce, seasoning and mash everything together to form a smooth dough.
  4. Divide the dough into equal size balls ( I made 20)
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium heat.
  6. Roll each ball into flour, pat clean and place into fry-pan.
  7. Follow the same process, place about 4 balls in the pan at a time and fry till golden brown.
  8. Place on kitchen towel (to soak any excess oil) and then transfer to serving bowl.
  9. Decorate with a sprinkle of cheese, cilantro and bacon - Serve Hot or Cold.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 707mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

32 Replies to "Loaded Sweet Potato - Bacon Pops - Appetizer"

  • Kylee April 19, 2016 (9:29 pm)

    You had me at “bacon”
    If I made a place of these , is it mandatory to share with others?

    • Molly Kumar April 20, 2016 (12:34 pm)

      Hehehhehe – no you don’t have to 😉 Thanks for visiting Kylee 🙂

  • [email protected] January 26, 2016 (8:16 am)

    Hi Molly~
    I’m a serious lightweight when it comes to hot, spicy foods. Could you make any suggestions as to a replacement for the habanero sauce? Something very mild, yet tasty? Thank you!

    • Molly Kumar January 28, 2016 (2:33 pm)

      Hi Linda, You can add any sauce of choice or omit it completely – Thanks.

  • Matt @ Plating Pixels January 22, 2016 (11:53 pm)

    Oh man these would be perfect for the game! Anything crispy is a win in my book.

  • Melanie January 20, 2016 (2:33 pm)

    These look so mouthwatering! Definitely perfect for game day!

  • Heather January 20, 2016 (2:12 pm)

    oh Lordy…these look dangerous! I can taste their tangy, yummy flavour right now! Probably shouldn’t have read this before breakfast! Yum! (Unfortunately a little tough to PALEOIZE these babies but they look scrumptious!)

    • Molly Kumar January 21, 2016 (6:16 pm)

      Aweee, thanks so much Heather! I’ll maybe figure out a Paleo version (now that you mentioned)

  • Marlynn at UrbanBlissLife January 20, 2016 (6:34 am)

    Anything with bacon is good with me, and this is such a creative recipe for game day! I’m so hungry for this right now!

    • Molly Kumar January 20, 2016 (7:59 pm)

      Lolz, So true, the moment someone mentions bacon, they get all my attention 😉 Thanks n glad you liked the recipe.

  • Amber January 20, 2016 (3:13 am)

    OH MY GOSH…these look AMAZING!!! I seriously need these in my life ASAP. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Molly Kumar January 21, 2016 (6:18 pm)

      Hahhahaha – Thanks Amber – they sure are yumm n gone within few mins 😉

  • Dini @ The Flavor Bender January 20, 2016 (1:32 am)

    This is my kind of Appetizer Molly! Wow! Sweet potatoes are awesome and then you add bacon cheese AND hot sauce! Perfect for Game day snacking 🙂

    • Molly Kumar January 21, 2016 (6:29 pm)

      Thanks Dini 🙂 They sure are our house Fav too.

  • Mahy January 19, 2016 (11:42 pm)

    OH MY!! These look absolutely YUMMY!

  • michelle January 19, 2016 (10:35 pm)

    this sounds and looks phenomenal and extremely delicious! i love loaded potatoes and would like to try a small sweet potato version

    • Molly Kumar January 21, 2016 (6:36 pm)

      Yaay, glad you like it – Thanks for visiting Michelle 🙂

  • Lindsay AFM January 19, 2016 (9:55 pm)

    Ohh yum!! These would be so fun to make on game night!

  • cheryl@neuroticbaker January 19, 2016 (7:36 pm)

    You had me at bacon! Yum:)

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2016 (9:05 pm)

      Hahhahah – I’m Glad I did 😉 Thanks for visiting Cheryl

  • Erin January 19, 2016 (7:11 pm)

    I love that you can make these ahead of time! Much easier to entertain guests if you aren’t elbow deep in food prep! Pinning this one, great job!

  • Esther | The Cuteness January 19, 2016 (6:44 pm)

    These look absolutely delicious! I love anything sweet potato!

  • Michelle January 19, 2016 (6:25 pm)

    What a great idea! I love your presentation.

  • Adriana Martin January 19, 2016 (4:40 pm)

    wow this is a delicious option for appetizers or finger foods, great flavor combinations. Thanks for participating in this shop #client.

    • Molly Kumar January 19, 2016 (9:32 pm)

      Thanks so much Adriana – Hugs, Molly

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