Homemade sweet potato tater tots are super packed nutrition bombs.
These adorable and fun sweet potato tater tots make a healthy alternative to regular good ol’ tots your kids get on their lunchroom trays every day. Their fun to make, so get your kids involved; they’ll really enjoy making and eating these cuties! My son Aidan sprouted a sweet potato for a cub scout merit badge this summer. We decided to plant it and see if we could grow our very own crop of orange taters, and sure enough- all the potatoes I used for this blog post were grown right in our own backyard! Way to go Aidan!
How to make homemade sweet potato tots
Making homemade sweet potato tots is really easy. First, peel and chop them into a few big chunks. Cover them with water and par boil them (that means half-way cook them) for about 10 minutes.
Next, you’ll grate the softened spuds with a box grater or with a fancy food processor like mine that has a grating disk attachment. I am still loving my cuisinart multi-tool food processor!
Move the shredded potatoes to a mixing bowl and add some salt and spices. Mix them in really well with a wooden spoon.
The potato naturally sticks together, so all you have to do is grab a little bunch with your fingers and shape it into a tot and it will hold it’s shape! Fill a rimmed baking sheet with the little cuties and pop them in a 400 degree F oven.
Bake them for 30 minutes, stirring/flipping ever 10, until they become very dark brown in spots. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional sea salt and minced rosemary if desired.
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