Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts
And welcome to the day before Thanksgiving.
In twenty-seven days I will be saying it is Christmas eve.
Today I have a little last-minute appetizer/snack/side dish for you guys. It is a triple threat.
And they are super easy, cute and actually pretty healthy. Which obviously just means more room for pie!
I really hope you guys are still looking for a good appetizer for tomorrow because these are so good.
Yes, they may be simple, but there is so much flavor here.
The sweet potatoes are tossed in coconut oil and curry and then roasted in the oven where they are going to get caramelized and fluffy. The sweet potatoes alone are so good.
But I wanted to add a little color and texture.
Enter the honeyed (yes it is a word! I looked it up) walnuts and cranberries.
Perfect combo to go with the sweet and slightly spicy sweet potatoes.
And then the cheese… well you know how I feel about cheese, but the cheese on these is the ultimate final touch.
Kind of like the flaked sea salt on these cookies. It just ties everything together. If you are not into blue cheese I would recommend swapping for goat cheese. I have done this and the curry and goat cheese combo is equally as good!
Ok, so kind of a short post for you guys today.
I have to prepare. People are flooding in by the minute, all three fridges are nearing their empty state and I have to go to the grocery store on the day before Thanksgiving! Send help.
I need it.
Oh, but if you are like me and very unplanned this Thanksgiving, I do have a few ideas for you.
Let’s do a little blast from the past. I made this Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup, this Kale and Wild Rice Casserole, this Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing, these EASY nutella turtle cookies, these EASY peanut butter snickerdoodle chocolate cups and this Fudge Brownie Creme Brulee Pie!
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
I made this delicious appetizer to take a party and everyone loved it. All flavors and textures came together so perfectly delicious. I added sprinkled pomegranate seeds on top.
I am so glad you enjoyed this! Thank you Monique!
The pomegranate seeds sounds lovely!
Made these, but subbed raisins for craisins, and didn’t have nuts or curry paste. Still came out absolutely delightful!
Thats awesome!! Thanks Ema!
Girl, when are you getting your own show? Because you are like a kitchen genius and I would love to watch you work your magic! These sound crazy awesome good!!!
HAha! I honestly do not think I could ever do a show. YIKES!
I made these for an appetizer on Thanksgiving and they were a HUGE hit! I used goat cheese because most people in my family aren’t big fans of bleu and ended up running the cheese, honeyed walnuts and dried cranberries in a food processor before topping the sweet potatoes and it simplified plating in a very chaotic kitchen. Thanks for the great recipe. 🙂
Thanks Maria!! So happy you loved these ad great out to turn the mixture into a spread!
I love putting a savory spin on sweet potatoes – fab appetizer idea. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! 🙂
Thank you, Laura!
Wow I am bookmarking these for Christmas!
YAY!! Hope you love them, Becca! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks Shaina! You too!
Are you a mind-reader? YOU’RE A MIND-READER. I was just dreaming about making up sweet potato h’or d’oeuvres with candied nuts, cranberries, and (gorgonzola) cheese, no joke. Instead of making them now though, I’ll settle for a Thanksgiving invite to your place. What a wonderful menu, have a really great one–thankful, indeed!
HAHA!! That is awesome!
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂
Those flavors are killer! Love it!!!
Thank you, Anna!
I love that you used sweet potatoes instead of crackers as the base!
Such a fabulous recipe!!
Tieghan, I think I might have to replace the turkey, mashed potatoes, etc with these so can I just load up on pie. Yeah, I think that sounds like the right move. 🙂
Haha! Good idea!
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂