Mozzarella Sweet Potato Bites

Ah sweet potato! How I love thee! My love affair with this vegetable goes back to my childhood. Sweet potato is a popular street food in Pakistan. Known as Shakarkandi, it is cooked on coal and served sprinkled with salt and red chilli powder.

Photo: Pamela Timms

A lot bigger and paler in color but the taste is just the same. Nostalgia!

The only problem? I was the only one enjoying it in my home. No one else cared for the vegetable. That is until I pizzaized (if that is a word) the sweet potato.

Mozzarella Sweet Potato Bites
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This sweet potato recipe is so quick and simple. It is a great way to introduce your kids to new vegetables. Add cheese!
Recipe type: snack/side
Serves: 6
  • 8 Small sweet potatoes or 4 large ones
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella (shredded)
  • ½ Cup Parmesan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes if desired
  1. Boil the sweet potatoes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  4. Cut the boiled potatoes length wise and lay them face up on the cookie sheet
  5. Mash a little with fork to make them easy to eat.
  6. Cover with a generous amount of the cheeses and seasonings except red pepper flakes
  7. Bake till cheese melts, about 5-8 minutes
  8. Garnish with red pepper flakes
  9. Eat with skin or without, your choice

Oh yes, the plan worked. It was a hit!


Besides the fact that they taste good, sweet potatoes are a great source of:

  • Vitamin A
  • Fiber
  • Potassium


This makes them great at preventing blood pressure. Also the fiber in sweet potatoes prevents constipation which means a healthier digestive tract. Read more about the health benefits here

Here’s a look at how it is made street style! No judgements please! I know, not the healthiest way to eat it!

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