Sausage and sweet potato puffs sitting on white serving dish with bowl of honey mustard sauced topped with parsley with Christmas lights and white background

Sausage & Sweet Potato Puffs

  • Author: Kaleb Wyse
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 45 puffs 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These sausage and sweet potato puffs are the perfect little bite for any party. They’re simple to make, and when served with this homemade honey mustard sauce, it’s a unique flavor pairing!



  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Break up any large pieces to achieve evenly browned small pieces of sausage. Remove the sausage from the heat and put into a bowl to cool, including any oil remaining in the skillet.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pepper, garlic powder and sugar. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add the mashed sweet potato, shredded cheese and thyme.
  5. Mix all the ingredients with hands until the mixture is evenly moistened and can be kneaded like a dough.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, make tablespoon-size rounds and place on parchment-lined baking sheets 1 inch apart.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven until firm and lightly crisp, 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  8. While cooling, whisk together the mustard and honey until smooth. Pour sauce into a bowl and serve with warm puffs.


  • Serving Size: 1 puff
  • Calories: 81
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 228mg
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

Keywords: Christmas, party, appetizer