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Sweet Potato Sliders

This still remains my most popular recipe on my site. Why? It’s so tasty, fun and a healthy spin on a classic “bar food” staple.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 241 kcal


  • 1 Pound lean Ground Beef or Turkey 93/7
  • 1 egg or 1 serving egg whites to reduce fat
  • ½ Yellow Onion, diced
  • Desired spices-salt pepper, garlic salt, onion salt

Sweet Potato “Buns”:

  • 2 large diameter sweet potatoes
  • Olive Oil spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and peel 2 large diameter sweet potatoes and slice into discs, approximately 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Place sweet potato discs on cookie sheet and lightly spray the side facing up with olive oil. Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in oven for 25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and golden in color.

  5. While potatoes cook, mix ground meat, chopped onion, desired spices and egg into a large mixing bowl. Mix until egg is well blended into mixture.
  6. Heat skillet with a slight spray of olive oil on medium heat.
  7. Scoop approximately 1 oz of beef mixture into pan. I use a Pampered Chef cookie dough scoop which makes the most perfect 1 oz portion size. Makes it super easy to measure.

  8. Allow sliders to cook for 1 min, then flip and firmly press into skillet to spread beef into “slider” shape.
  9. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until meat is browned on both sides and cooked throughout.
  10. Once all sliders are cooked, set aside until sweet potatoes are done and smelling oh so good!
  11. Once sweet potatoes are done, I like to turn the oven to broil and allow them to cook for another 2-3 minutes until lightly crisp. Keep an eye on them, as each oven cook time is different.
  12. Once potatoes and sliders are done--the magic happens:) Place one slider between 2 golden crispy sweet potato slices. Finish with your favorite slider options above and BOOM! The possibilities for toppings are endless--traditional condiments like ketchup, mustard and add some spinach leaves, a cheese blend if desired, sauteed mushrooms, onions and the list goes on.
  13. Crush those sliders!

Recipe Notes

Veggie Buns?

Sub the sweet potatoes even more using fresh veggies like eggplant or portobello mushrooms. These options increase the micronutrient value and carbohydrate value if needed. For both, clean and slice mushrooms into thin “buns”.

Lightly spray veggies with olive oil and season with Maldon sea salt flakes, pepper, garlic (and whatever seasonings you like. Place on grill and grill both sides for 2-3 minutes each to soften and place beautiful char marks.