These Air Fryer Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes are a perfect sweet and spicy appetizer that are super easy to make.
Made into sweet potato wedges, tossed with a spicy sauce and wrapped in bacon, quickly air-fried to perfection in minutes.
Im sure you've all enjoyed sweet potato fries. These Bacon wrapped sweet potatoes are only 2g net carbs per wedge and are great for game day, serving as appetizers, finger food, a side dish or make it a meal.
Why you'll love these bacon wrapped sweet potatoes
- Flavor Contrast: The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes pairs beautifully with the savory, salty, and smoky flavor of bacon. This combination creates a delightful contrast in taste that many people find irresistible.
- Texture Variety: Sweet potatoes have a soft and slightly creamy texture when roasted, while bacon becomes crispy. This textural difference offers a satisfying and enjoyable eating experience with a perfect balance of crunch and tenderness.
- Easy Preparation: Bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes are relatively easy to prepare. You can simply wrap slices of bacon around the sweet potato chunks and bake them. It's a simple yet impressive appetizer or side dish for various occasions.
- Versatility: These treats are versatile and can be customized to your liking. You can add extra flavors like a sprinkle of brown sugar or a dash of cayenne for a sweet and spicy twist, or you can experiment with different types of bacon for unique flavors.
- Appetizing Appearance: Bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes have a visually appealing presentation. The contrast of the orange sweet potatoes and the crispy, golden-brown bacon is visually striking and can make them a standout dish at gatherings and parties.
- Crowd Pleaser: These delicious bites are usually a crowd-pleaser, making them a great option for entertaining guests or serving at potlucks. They're perfect for people who enjoy a mix of sweet and savory flavors.
- Balance of Nutrients: Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins and fiber, while bacon provides a source of protein and fat. This combination offers a well-rounded mix of nutrients and flavors in a single bite.
In summary, the irresistible taste, pleasing texture, and visual appeal of bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes, along with their ease of preparation and versatility, make them a delightful and flavorful treat that many people are sure to enjoy.
🥘 Ingredients Used
Not a lot of prep time is needed, simply make it with a few spices mixed with olive oil, then toss it with the potato wedges and wrap it in bacon, it does not get any easier.
- Sweet Potatoes: with a mild sweet flavour the sweet potato is low in carbs and can be enjoyed occasionally in moderation.
- Bacon: nothing can replace the mild, umami and sweet taste of bacon wrapped around this sweet potato
- Olive Oil: fruity and creates the base of the sauce to mix the spices and coat the sweet potato wedges
- Spice Blend: a blend of paprika, chili powder, chili flakes (optional) and salt and pepper make up a mild spicy blend which is a great contrast to the sweetness of the potato.
♨️ Recipe variations
You can make these low carb bacon wrapped sweet potatoes a variety of ways, here are just a few different variations.
- Rounds - enjoy sweet potato rounds instead. Slice your sweet potatoes in rounds and wrap a slice of bacon around the circumference of the potato instead of in wedges.
- Bites - prefer sweet potato bites? Cut the potatoes into bites by cutting into cubes and wrapping a half slice of the bacon strip around it. Pierce with a toothpick to hold them together.
- Dipping - enjoy them with a ranch dipping sauce or dipped in a ceasar dressing
- Oven Method - make in the oven instead and place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
👨🏻🍳 Steps by step instructions
How to make the Air Fryer Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
STEP 1: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Peel and cut one large sweet potato in wedges and set aside. In a large bowl add the olive oil and spices and mix well. Toss the potato wedges in the bowl until nicely coated with the spice mix. Then lay out one slice of bacon on a cutting board and roll the potato wedge. I like to lay out a bacon strip and wrap the sweet potato from one edge, rolling on the diagonal. See video.
STEP 2: As you roll each bacon wrapped sweet potato place on a dish until all are rolled up.
STEP 3: Once air fryer is ready, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray (if needed) and then place the bacon-wrapped sweet potatoes in the basket. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- STEP 4: Air fry the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes for 12 minutes at 400°F, flipping halfway through.
STEP 5: Serve on a platter and garnish with fresh chopped parsley and more fresh cracked black pepper.
👨🏻🍳 Recipe tips
Top Tip: cut the sweet potato wedges evenly so that they all cook in the air fryer evenly.
Tip: if using thick cut bacon you will need to increase the cooking time.
- Serving: these bacon wrapped sweet potatoes go great as an appetizer or serve on the side with a steak, grilled chicken or pork chop.
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Freeze: place in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month
💭 Frequently asked questions
No, I did not soak them and they turned out perfectly cooked and tender. You will often see recipes suggesting to soak sweet potatoes if they are making fries.
No, you do not have to peel them as long as you clean them very well. However, I do prefer to peel them before cooking.
One bacon wrapped sweet potato wedge is 2g net carbs. Therefore, they are likely to fit into daily macros on a ketogenic diet depending on what else you choose to consume. This recipe is also low carb and diabetic friendly.
The nutrition facts for sweet potatoes can vary slightly depending on their size and preparation method. Here's the approximate nutrition information for a medium-sized (about 5-inch long) sweet potato, which is typically around 130 grams when cooked:
- Calories: 103
- Carbohydrates: 23.6 grams
- Dietary Fiber: 3.8 grams
- Sugars: 7.4 grams
- Protein: 2.3 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Vitamin A: 438% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Vitamin C: 37% of the DV
- Potassium: 15% of the DV
- Manganese: 16% of the DV
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 10% of the DV
Keep in mind that these values are approximate and can vary based on factors like the size of the sweet potato and the cooking method. Sweet potatoes are a nutritious and delicious food, rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are a particularly good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), which is essential for eye health and the immune system.
Air Fryer Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
- Preheat Air Fryer to 400°F
- Peel sweet potato and slice into wedges.
- In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil with the spices.
- Toss wedges in the spice mixture until well coated.
- Wrap each sweet potato wedge with a slice of bacon.
- Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray if needed and place the potatoes in the basket. Air fry for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through at 400°F.
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🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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