1-Ingredient Sweet Potato Tots

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 85 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 30-40 1x
  • Category: Side, Vegan, Gluten Free


These 1-Ingredient Sweet Potato Tots are healthy, delicious and perfect for a dinner side dish or afternoon snack!


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • Cooking spray, optional

Curry Cilantro Dip (optional)

  • 1 cup non fat Greek yogurt or veganaise/mayonnaise
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 23 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Wash sweet potatoes and place them (skin on) in a large pot.  Cover with cold water and bring to a boil.  Boil sweet potatoes until the outer part is fork tender, but there is still some give in the middle, about 20 minutes.  It’s ok if the ends are a little mushy, but you want to be able to actually grate the sweet potato.  Remove from water and let cool until you feel comfortable handling them.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and line a large pan with a non-stick mat or parchment paper.
  3. Remove the skins from the sweet potatoes and grate them on the large side of a box grater.  It’s ok the the ends are a little mushy!  Add everything to a large bowl and mix together really well so that the grated sweet potato mixes with the mushier sweet potato.
  4. Use a small spoon or tablespoon to scoop the sweet potato and then use your hands to form it into a tater tot cylinder.  Place tots on the pan, spray the tops with cooking spray, if desired, and place in the oven.
  5. Bake sweet potato tots until outsides are golden brown, flipping once, about 40-45 minutes.  You may have to be careful when flipping them because they tend to stick a little at first but if carefully flipped they should stick together just fine!  You may want to turn the oven up to 400 for the last 10-15 minutes for a crispier tot.
  6. Add all Curry Cilantro Dip ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix until combined.


Recipe makes 30-40 sweet potato tots, depending on how big you make them.

Sweet Potato Tots can be frozen!  I would recommend flash freezing them, before baking, on a large sheet pan and then placing them in an airtight container in the freezer.  Tater tots can be frozen for up to 3 months.  When ready to eat, bake at 375 for 45-50 mins.