Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

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.It is always gr8 to be able to serve an easy and hearty appetizer during the holidays like these Sweet Potato Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise. Add this recipe to your list of “go to” recipes because you can rely on it being a real crowd pleaser!

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.

The dipping sauce is a distinctive combination of ingredients that add just a bit of extra flavor to each bite.

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.

They can be made ahead of time and assembled right before your guests arrive; or, assemble ahead of time and warm for a short time in the microwave before serving.

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.

Don’t wait until the holidays to serve them; they were a big hit at our Camp Boomer Gr8 Dinner in the summer.

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.

The Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise is good enough to lick right off the spoon. It would be a perfect addition of choice when served with Roasted Shrimp or Crab Cakes!

Recipe has been edited since the last publication on November 22, 2016.
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

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Squares

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 32 (1") cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 32 (1/2") pieces
  • 32 wooden sticks

Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, or plain yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, and extra for garnishing
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

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.

Notes

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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4 COMMENTS

  1. Kyle | 22nd Nov 16

    Hi Lon! Gr8 idea for New Year’s! Let us know if you make them and what you think. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Claudia Kerns | 22nd Nov 16

    These look delicious! Perfect for New Year’s Day gathering! Thank you.

  3. Kyle | 27th Nov 15

    Yay Tricia! So glad everyone enjoyed this appetizer! Great Eight Friends are here for you anytime you need a suggestion for a dish! Thanks for the comment. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Tricia | 27th Nov 15

    I was assigned an appetizer and needed one I could make ahead. This was perfect and received rave reviews!

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