Sweet Potato Flats

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Sliced sweet potatoes make the perfect “vehicle” for festive toppings in this simple, low-carb holiday appetizer. This is a favorite recipe to slide in something healthy at a holiday party!

Time:  5 minutes

Total Time:  30 minutes

Makes:  about 40 flats

Serving size: 2 flats

Serves: about 20 

2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 pear, cored and cut into thin slices (or roughly chopped)

4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese 

1/2-cup chopped pecans, toasted  

Preheat oven to 450. In a large mixing bowl, add sweet potato slices and drizzle with olive, salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Place rounds flat on a rimmed baking sheet (it works best if it’s covered with parchment paper). Roast 18 to 22 minutes, turning once halfway through. Remove from the oven and top with Gorgonzola cheese. Return to oven for 1 to 2 minutes for Gorgonzola to soften.

Remove from oven and top with pear slices and toasted pecans. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition information per serving: 31.3 calories; 2.4 g total fat (0.6 g saturated fat, 0.4 g polyunsaturated fat, 1.1 g monounsaturated fat); 2 mg cholesterol; 35.8 mg sodium; 38.4 mg potassium; 2.1 g total carbohydrate; 0.5 g dietary fiber; 0.9 g sugars; 0.7 g protein 

Note: Annessa created these recipes for Albertsons Safeway.