Sweet Potato Tots Recipe

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Sweet Potato Tots. More vitamins than tater tots! https://www.superhealthykids.com/sweet-potato-tots/

I can’t help but think about tater tots when I think about lunch at my elementary school.  I never ate them at home, but remembering eating them at school is so nostalgic for me.   Our Sweet Potato Tots Recipe is definitely a made-over much healthier version of a regular fried tater tot. Our tots are crunchy, slightly sweet and packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Sweet Potato Tots Recipe. More vitamins than tater tots- SWEET POTATO TOTS!

Start by peeling

sweet potato

cooking spray

Sweet Potato Tots Recipe. More vitamins than tater tots- SWEET POTATO TOTS!

While they are baking, whip up this delicious Tangy Apricot dipping sauce.

Sweet Potato Tots Recipe. More vitamins than tater tots- SWEET POTATO TOTS!

And scarf.  Hopefully your children can have memories of these tots for years to come.

Sweet Potato Tots

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, dairy free, kid friendly, sweet potatoes, tater tots, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 309kcal


  • 2 medium sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 none cooking spray


  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise, light
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil sweet potatoes in salted water in a pot for 10-15 minutes or until you can stick a fork in the center.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Grate the potatoes into a bowl.
  • Place the flours, panko and cinnamon in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • In a small bowl, add egg and whisk.
  • Take a small amount of the potato mixture and shape into a tot.
  • Roll the tot in whisked egg, then the flour/panko mixture.
  • Place onto a sprayed baking sheet and coat evenly with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Mix sauce ingredients together until blended; chill for an hour.
  • Allow tots to cool before serving.
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Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 183mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g
Sweet Potato Tots Recipe. More vitamins than tater tots- SWEET POTATO TOTS!

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You could definitely try it, but when they thaw they might release water and make them a bit soggy. You could probably remedy this by baking longer. If you try it, let us know how they turn out!

Hello, I was wanting to try these for my family I was wondering if you have the nutritional facts? How long will these last

These look great, but not very “time friendly” Plus, using two pans and a baking sheet for a side dish seems so intense!!

PS, I’m still totally trying it.

I have tried this recipe twice now. The first time I forgot about my sweet potato and it we ended up having mashed sweet potatoes instead. The second time was not a train wreck and turned out pretty darn good!
I had to improvise with what I had; only one lonely end piece of bread and ground flax seeds for the panko. I also didn’t really feel like forming a bunch of tiny tater tots in my hands and used a small spring-loaded scoop. The other adjustment I made is I mixed the beaten egg into the sweet potatoes and skipped the dipping in eggs step altogether.
In the end my husband didn’t even try them (not a sweet potato fan) and my son ate about a dozen of them. Thank you for the wonderful recipe, even though I didn’t follow it 🙂

You could probably just use the steam bag sweet potatoes and peel the skin off when they cool to save time and dishes!

This sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try it! I didn’t notice a link to the tangy apricot sauce recipe or instructions on how to make it. Can you please post it? Thanks! 🙂

This sounds so good. I’d really like to try the sauce too. Can you post that recipe or a link? Thanks.