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These Sweet Potato Squares can be made ahead of time and are the perfect hearty appetizer especially with the addition of sausage and a dipping sauce.
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Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

This hearty appetizer is easy to prepare and perfect for any time of the year especially during the holidays!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato and Sausage Squares
Servings: 8 appetizer servings
Author: Kyle


Sweet Potato Squares

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 32 (1") cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ pound smoked sausage, cut into 32 (½") pieces
  • 32 wooden sticks

Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream, or plain yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and extra for garnishing
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


Sweet Potato Squares

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Place sweet potato cubes on a baking sheet (use parchment paper if you wish). 
  • Toss the potatoes with the olive oil and place them in a single layer. Sprinkle the potatoes with the salt and pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes for 10 minutes and then toss them with a spatula. 
    Bake them for 8 minutes more in a single layer. 
  • While the potatoes are baking, cook the sausage slices in a skillet over medium heat turning once until the sausage is golden brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes on each side).
  • Drain the sausage slices on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  • Place a potato square on each sausage slice and hold each together with a wooden pick (adding parsley is optional).
  • Serve with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise.

Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

  • Stir together all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 7 days.


Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

  • All steps above can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until time to serve.  Before assembling, warm the potatoes and sausage a bit in the microwave or assemble and serve at room temperature.
  • Lemon Garlic Mayonnaise can be made 7 days ahead of time and tightly stored in the refrigerator.


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