Sweet Potato and Sherried Onion Bites

These Sweet Potato and Sherried Onion Bites make  for a sturdy, tasty, gluten free appetizer.

You can make them ahead and assemble just before serving or assemble and freeze until you are ready to bake.

This recipe uses a sweet potato base that I used chickpea flour in.  You could certainly  use all purpose if gluten is not an issue for you.

The recipe also uses a batch of this Creamy Sherried Onion recipe.  The onions are what make the taste.  The sweet potato base is really just a base that allows the onion mixture to shine through.

I have not experimented with these bases but you could probably use them as a gluten free alternative to crackers with things like hummus or other toppings.  If you try them a different way leave a comment and let me know what you did and how it turned out!

The Creamy Sherried Onion mixture takes about 40 minutes to make.  It is so good – believe me it is worth it!  The good news is you can make the onion mix a day or 2 ahead of time.  You can also make a  big batch and freeze it in smaller portions.

Sherried Creamy Onions

Sweet Potato and Sherried Onion Bites

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 28 appetizers


  • 1 cup sweet potato cooked and mashed
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup gluten free flour I used chick pea. All purpose flour will work too.
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary or a pinch of dried
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 recipe Creamy Sherried Caramelized Onions


  • Pierce your sweet potato several times and microwave on high until tender. Mine took about 8 minutes. When cool enough to handle scoop out 1 cup and mash it. Reserve any remainder for another use.
  • Add flour, rosemary and butter. Combine to make a soft dough.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a teaspoon scoop out a tsp full and form it into a ball in your hands. Pat down slightly to make a round patty. Place on the baking sheet so they are not touching.
  • Make a slight indentation in the center of the patty to create a bit of a hollow to help hold your eventual topping.
  • Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
  • When cool top with Creamy Sherried Onion topping. You can serve the warm or room temperature.


Per Sweet Potato Base
Per Tablespoon Creamy Sherried Onions- 18 cal, 1.3 g total fat, .68 Sat fat, sodium 12.9mg, carb 1.59g, fiber .28 g, sugar .68 g, protein .125 g


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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