I’m really not sure where the idea for this recipe came from. Maybe it stemmed from my growing obsession with chickpeas (see Greek Quinoa Salad, Roasted Beet Hummus, Zucchini Quinoa Burgers, I’ve basically been adding these babies to everything lately!) or my general love of tots, either way this is one healthy side dish that everyone will love!
What do you serve with a super healthy Sweet Potato Quinoa Burger that will compliment the burger without ruining its health benefits? Homemade, gluten-free, baked sweet potato tots, of course!
A large serving of tater tots at a fast food chain packs:
- 580 calories
- 31 grams fat
- 1450 mg sodium
- No fiber
- No vitamins
An equivalent serving of these delicious Sweet Potato Tots has:
- 212 calories
- ZERO grams fat
- 434 mg sodium
- 6 grams fiber
- 689% vitamin a
- 47% vitamin c
Simply said, this is one starchy side dish you can feel good about eating!
Watch this step-by-step video for how to make the delicious tots and get the printable recipe below!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (makes 2 dozen tots)
- 1 lb sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1 tsp kosher salt
Begin by boiling a large pot of water. Add the whole potatoes to the water with skins on. Boil for 20 minutes. Remove from the water and allow to cool.
Once cool enough to handle, shred the potatoes using a box grater.
*As you begin shredding the potatoes the skins will peel off. Snack on them while you prepare the tots or simply discard them.
Add the grated sweet potatoes to a large bowl with the flour and salt. Combine well.
Now we get to my favorite part, putting the tots together. Actually my favorite part is eating them, but this part ranks up there simply because I lovingly named this process the “roll and squish”.
… and squish!
And this is how you get perfectly shaped tater tots!
Place them on a baking sheet and into a 375° oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or until crisp on the outside.
Now it’s time to dig in!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian AND vegan.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.