Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots Recipe

This Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots Recipe makes tots that are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle. Homemade Sweet Potato Tots are easy to make and fun to enjoy as a healthy side dish.

Vegan Sweet Potato Tater Tots sit on a cutting board with a bowl full of ketchup.

When Adee was in her early years of high school, she couldn’t drive and usually didn’t have much money. We lived in the downtown area of our awesome city, and almost anything we could imagine doing besides going to the movies was within a two-mile radius.

Sometimes she’d go to Sonic because it was cheap, easy, and she and her friends could sit outside! Her favorite thing to order at Sonic were the slushies. On a really hot day, they would get ice-cold half-price sugar-ridden artificially-colored not-healthy super-bad I-digress slushies. Her flavor of choice was usually cherry, but sometimes she’d branch out and get blue coconut.

Now, if she happened to have more money, she’d get tater tots. If you’ve ever been to Sonic, you know that their tater tots are the best. It’s ridiculous how good they are. They’re golden, flaky, potato-y, crispy, salty, and even good without ketchup.

She wrote this:

One summer, we were “chilling” at Sonic with our slushies and I noticed on the menu that there was a new addition. And that addition was called sweet potato tater tots. Holy. Motha.

I never chose anything else while those sweet potato tots were there. Maybe they were always there, and I just missed them on the menu. These tots…. they were different. They were softer… and sweeter….

I LOVED THEM, OKAY? We had something really special.

Three unbaked potato bites sit on a baking sheet next to a bowl of the mixture to make them and a bowl of bread crumbs.

Vegan Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Here I am, five years later (oh god maybe six?), looking at the picture of our homemade Baked Sweet Potato Tots sprawled out in front of me, and I kid you not my mouth is watering. I

t’s ridiculous and probably weird how much I love vegan tater tots. I say loved past-tense because I ate all those sweet tots. They’re gone. Which is also okay, because I’m remembering that fateful moment when I popped one into my mouth and my tastebuds exploded. Good times.

So if you haven’t already guessed, my crazy mom made these Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots, and they’re heavenly. Like, the perfect combination of the regular tots and the sweet potato. And they’re super easy! Ten ingredients or less. Seriously, perfect addition to any burger or sandwich (or even slushie:P).

Go make them, and your lives will be changgggged. This is the part where I disappear into the darkness and you’re all left mesmerized… But luckily you still have the tater tots to look at.

Several tater tots on a cutting board by a bowl of ketchup.
These baked sweet potato tots are great served with ketchup!

How to Make Sweet Potato Tater Tots

It’s oh so fun to make these baked Sweet Potato Tots! Begin by heating your oven to 375F. Next, spray a cooking sheet with vegetable spray.

Stab each sweet potato with a fork several times. Place in a microwave and cook for two minutes. The potatoes should be slightly tender at this point.

Allow the sweet potatoes to cool, then chop them into large pieces.

A mixture of sweet potatoes in a food processor bowl on a baking sheet with tater tots ready to bake beside it.

Place in a food processor along with the remaining ingredients except for the panko crumbs. Pulse for a few seconds until the ingredients are combined. We’re going for a rough texture here, with lots of sweet potato pieces.

Gather a handful (say a large tablespoon) of the mixture and roll into a tater tot form, roll sweet tater tots in the bread crumbs, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the mixture is gone.

Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the outside crust is golden. Remove from the oven. Serve warm.

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy?

The good news is that sweet potatoes are healthy. Sweet Potatoes are a great source of fiber, beta carotene (look at that lovely orange color), fiber, and a whole host of minerals and vitamins! Learn more about the health benefits of sweet potatoes!

Love Potato Recipes?

If you love vegan potato recipes, you’ll really want to make these dishes soon:

A hand holds a tater tot and is dipping it in the bowl of ketchup.
Dump these sweet potato nuggets in ketchup or BBQ sauce!

We hope you love these Vegan Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots as much as we do. If you make them, take a photo and share them using #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!!

Vegan Sweet Potato Tater Tots - for your next healthy, but still delicious side dish!

Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Enjoy these easy, delicious Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots as a fun, healthy way to get your tots in! Crispy on the outside, savory on the inside!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet Potato Tater Tots
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes not skinned, washed
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour or flour of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup panko crumbs regular or gluten-free

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 375F. Spray a cooking sheet with vegetable spray.
  • Stab each sweet potato with a fork several times. Place in a microwave and cook for two minutes. The potatoes should be slightly tender at this point.
  • Allow the sweet potatoes to cool, then chop them into large pieces.
  • Place in a food processor along with the remaining ingredients except for the panko crumbs. Pulse for a few seconds until the ingredients are combined. We’re going for a rough texture here, with lots of sweet potato pieces.
  • Gather a handful (say a large tablespoon) of the mixture and roll into a tater tot form, roll in the bread crumbs, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the mixture is gone.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the outside crust is golden. Remove from the oven. Serve warm.

Enjoy!

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