Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
30 Mins
Bake Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Makes 8 appetizer servings

For a hearty, fun appetizer, arrange cubes of sweet potato and pieces of smoked sausage on skewers and serve with a lemon-garlic mayonnaise.   Serve warm or at room temperature. If you choose to serve the Sweet Potato Squares warm, prepare the mayonnaise first.


Perfect Partner: 2004 Linden, Claret, Virginia; 2005 Hogue, Cabernet-Merlot, Washington


How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Place sweet potato cubes on a lightly greased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Drizzle potatoes with 2 Tbsp. oil, and sprinkle with pepper and salt. Toss to coat.

Step 2

Bake at 450° for 15 to 20 minutes, turning cubes twice.

Step 3

Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Drain on paper towels.

Step 4

Place 1 sausage slice on top of 1 sweet potato cube; secure with a wooden pick. Repeat with remaining sausage slices and potato cubes. Serve with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Scaddell1's Review

September 17, 2012
I have made this recipe several times. Everyone loves it and my friends often request this appetizer for get-togethers. I couldn't find spicy smoked sausage so just used regular smoked sausage. It's a great fall recipe. Definitely make the lemon-garlic mayo. Delicious!

Yummy & filling app! Great combo.

December 10, 2016
Mine didn't turn out nearly as pretty as the picture but were still delicious. Also goes great w tzatziki sauce :)

Sherryabal's Review

June 13, 2014
Made this for our little get together with friends. I tried it and it is great. I didn't have any lemon but I had Lime and I added a little chili powder to the mayo dip. Will update after the party tonight.

healthymeg's Review

October 25, 2013

HelenFischer's Review

March 24, 2013
Excellent party appetizer. Everyone thought the sweet potatoes were cheese squares and were happily surprised. I like sneaking vegetables in the diet whenever I can.

firmdeb's Review

June 09, 2010
I wanted to try something a little different and boy this was it! My daughter is somewhat of a picky eater and loved it. Definitely one I'll do again.

user's Review

April 07, 2010
I have made this appetizer twice and love it. It's worthy of a special occasion but equally good at a casual event. I love the pairing of the sweet potato with the smoked sausage. The garlic dip is a great addition for an added flavor combo, but I always serve the dip on the side and many opt to not dip these appetizers. Since these can be served at room temp (or warm), advance prep is also another advantage. Great appetizer!

vafoodie's Review

December 01, 2008
I have prepared this for two different different parties and Thanksgiving. The recipe got rave reviews from everyone. I used Turkey Polish Kielbasa which I prepared on the grill the day before. Sweet Potato Squares with the olive oil and sea salt or Kosher Salt are also delicious as a side dish. An interesting twist would be to make a Lime Aioli with Cilantro. This recipe is definitely a winner and I will prepare it again!