Friday, November 9, 2012

Easy Spiced Sweet Potato Puffs

I’m all about making things easy in life, so I always have some sort of Alexia frozen side hanging out in my freezer (Sweet Potato Fries, Regular Fries, Waffle fries , rolls etc…). When I need a starch to beef up a meal, those guys are my go-to’s!

So, I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret of mine…

Frozen fries or tots can be jazzed up into something spectacular with just a little TLC! ;) I’ve done it before with these guys… and now I’m introducing you to a new variety thanks to the Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs:

First off, can I just say that sweet potato puffs = GENIUS! When I saw these, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them!

Every kid loves a good ol’ fashioned tater tot… THESE my friends are the grown up version! My quick trick is to spray them down with a little non-stick cooking spray and season them with spices. What goes better with sweet potato than a little brown sugar, cumin, and chili powder?! Sweet AND smokey. Then I jazzed up the ketchup with a little spice as well & BAM!

A spectacular little appetizer (or side)! Hello game day treat…

This post is sponsored by Alexia Foods as part of their Tastemaker Ambassador Program. However, the opinion of their products are my own! See the other recipes I have created for them:

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Easy Spiced Sweet Potato Puffs

Yield: 4 small servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Try this spice mixture on their sweet potato fries as well!

Ingredients:

For the Sweet Potato Puffs:
1 20 ounce bag of Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of cayenne (2 if you like some heat!)
nonstick cooking spray

For the Spiced Ketchup:
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
dash of cayenne

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mix ketchup ingredients together and set aside. Next, mix the sweet potato puff spices together in a small bowl (brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne).

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and dump frozen sweet potato puffs on it. Spray the puffs with a little non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with spice mixture. Toss sweet potato puffs with your clean hands until coated well with the spices. Bake at 400 for 20-22 minutes (until crispy). Serve hot with spiced ketchup.

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14 Responses to “Easy Spiced Sweet Potato Puffs”

  1. 1

    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana — November 9, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    I had no idea that Alexia even made sweet potato puffs, those look amazing! One of my favorite spices is cumin, I love how smoky and earthy it is. Will have to add this to my grocery list this week :)

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    Bree — November 9, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    These sound great! I will have to pick some up

  3. 3

    Sandra — November 10, 2012 @ 6:17 am

    I need these in my life.

  4. 4

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 10, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    What a fabulous recipe!

  5. 5

    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 10, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    I love Alexia’s sweet potato puffs! I could eat a whole bag of them in one sitting if I allowed myself too!! Love the spiced ketchup!

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    Becca from It's Yummilicious — November 10, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    OMGosh, Anita… These look and sound SO good! Do you know if Alexia products are available in the Midwest? I live in Wisconsin and the name doesn’t sound familiar to me.

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — November 10, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    Uhhhhh yeah, these look killer!!!!!! :)

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    Denise — November 12, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    I haven’t tried the sweet postal puffs yet, but love the fries. For dipping I mix Dijon mustard with maple syrup. Can ‘t wait to make these puffs. Thanks for recipe.

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    Rachel @ The Pescetarian and the Pig — November 12, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Wow, those look crazy delicious! I love the presentation, too, in that little wire funnel.

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — November 12, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    Love this quick spruce up and need to give it a try!

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    carrian — November 12, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Sweet potato PUFFS?!!! That is awesomeness!!!! Miss you, love you!

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    angela @ anotherbiteplease — November 12, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    I haven’t heard of their puffs – love what you did with them!!!!!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 15, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    These sound great. I love Alexia products! The spices sound perfect for it too!

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