Sweet Potato Sliders – Recipe Of The Week

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Here’s a fun and healthy twist on a classic appetizer. Sliders are usually mini burgers made with hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken or pulled pork; not exactly plant-based! Being on a Reboot doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods. This version is all veggies and perfect for a delicious, nutrient packed meal or snack. It’s also a vibrant dish that can liven up any party!

This recipe boasts some nutrient rich superstars:
Avocados are densely packed with anti-inflammatory, healthy fats. They are also well-known for its vitamin E content, an important antioxidant.

Sweet potatoes are rich in beta–carotene, a phytonutrient responsible for giving these veggies their rich orange color. Zeaxanthin has anti-cancer activity: it helps encourage cancer cells to ‘commit suicide’ (apoptosis), and helps prevent tumors from being able to create their own blood supply (anti-angiogenesis).

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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into uniform circles
  • 12 baby bella mushroom caps
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • pinch sea salt (optional)
  • Optional herbs (fresh when possible or dried): basil, oregano, old bay, cinnamon, cumin, chipotle, cracked red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped kale
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp olive oil



  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • pinch sea salt (optional)
  • squeeze of lime


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Wash all veggies well
  3. Peel sweet potatoes and make uniform, thick slices in the shape of circles
  4. Remove stems from mushrooms
  5. Place mushroom caps and sweet potato slices onto baking sheet
  6. Drizzle olive oil over sweet potato slices and mushrooms
  7. Sprinkle herbs over sweet potato slices. Try using combinations (I used old bay + black pepper for some, basil + oregano + black pepper on others, cinnamon + cumin, chipotle + cracked red pepper)
  8. Bake for about 30-35 minutes depending on thickness of sweet potato slices, flipping about halfway through.
  9. Make spread in a blender or food processor while potatoes and mushrooms are cooking
  10. Let sweet potato cool.
  11. Spoon avocado mixture onto 1 sweet potato circle. Add mushroom and top other veggies like kale/lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion – just like a burger! Add a little more avocado spread. Top with another sweet potato circle. Repeat the process until you’ve used all your sweet potatoes. You will most likely end up with leftover spread so feel free to have some on its own or with veggies like carrots, celery, peppers.

**For a sweeter taste try using pureed butternut squash (pumpkin) on sweet potatoes seasoned with cumin + cinnamon in place of the avocado spread.

**After your Reboot try using hummus, cashew cheese, white bean or edamame spread along with or in place of the avocado spread for more protein.


  • Sweet potato: yam, yucca, potato
  • Mushrooms: eggplant, carrot
  • Avocado: winter squash (pumpkin)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30-35 minutes

Total time: 50-55 minutes

Servings: 6

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories140
  • Fat9g
  • Saturated Fat1.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium30mg
  • Carbohydrates16g
  • Fiber4g
  • Sugars4g
  • Protein 2g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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