These sweet potato tater tots are so easy to make at home! You only need 6 ingredients to make perfect tater tots that are easily baked in the oven.

sweet potato tots on a plate with ketchup

Who doesn’t love tater tots? They’re the perfect little side dish when you want something special, and sweet potato tater tots are just as yummy.

If you’re like me, you’ve had trouble finding a frozen sweet potato tot at the store that doesn’t have extra ingredients. Luckily this homemade version is easy to make, and is made with gluten, grain, and dairy-free ingredients!

The Ingredients You’ll Need For the Sweet Potato Tater Tots

  • Sweet potato. I used standard orange sweet potatoes for these tots. However, you can likely use other varieties.
  • Avocado oil. Avocado oil has a mild flavor and works well at high heat. You can also use coconut oil.
  • Coconut flour and arrowroot starch. This is the main binder in the recipe. Coconut flour helps make the tots a bit more crispy and absorbs some of the water. You can swap arrowroot starch for tapioca starch.
  • Seasoning. I use salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, but you can add more or less seasonings as desired.

How to make homemade sweet potato tater tots

  • Step 1. Peel and boil the sweet potato to soften.
  • Step 2. Grate the sweet potato and pat dry.

sweet potato peeled and grated.

  • Step 3. Stir in the coconut flour, arrowroot, salt, onion, garlic, and 1 tbsp avocado oil with the shredded sweet potato.

a side by side photo of shredded sweet potato in a bowl, and sweet potato with flour and seasonings in a bowl.

  • Step 4. Form the sweet potato into small, 1″ tater tots (you should have around 25) and evenly space them on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp avocado oil.
  • Step 5. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, carefully flipping them halfway through until lightly crisp.

side by side photos of sweet potato tots being formed, and baked on a baking sheet.

Tips & tricks to perfect sweet potato tots

  • Switch up the seasonings. These sweet potato tots are a bit of a blank canvas, so you can add herbs, spices, or whatever you like to season you sweet potato with.
  • Make sure not to over-boil the sweet potato. You want your sweet potato to be soft enough to grate, but not mushy enough to mash it.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop your tots. This helps ensure that they’re a uniform size.

Are these sweet potato tater tots good for babies?

Yes! I have a two-year-old and these were perfect for baby-led weaning or feeding to toddlers. I would remove the salt, and supervise when your baby eats, of course!

Storage and reheating instructions

Store in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container and reheat them in the oven for a few minutes, or in the air fryer for about 2 minutes at 350 F.

Can you freeze these sweet potato tots?

I haven’t tried freezing these, but you should be able to do so!

Can you cook these sweet potato tater tots in the air fryer?

I haven’t tried air frying these sweet potato tater tots yet, but I would start with trying it at 400 F for about 15 minutes, tossing halfway through, and adding more cook time as needed.

How to serve sweet potato tater tots

  • Serve them with a dip. They taste great with a ketchup or ranch dip of your choice.
  • Add them to a casserole. Tater tot casserole is seriously the best! These are amazing on top of a casserole.
  • Load them up!. These loaded sweet potato tater tots are a great way to jazz them up.

one sweet potato tater tot.

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Baked Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo, AIP)


  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These sweet potato tater tots are so easy to make at home! You only need 6 ingredients to make perfect tater tots that are easily baked in the oven.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 lb sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp arrowroot starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a low boil and add the sweet potatoes. Cook for 18-20 minutes. Use tong to carefully remove from water. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. While the sweet potato cools, preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Use a grater (or a grater attachment on a food processor) to grate the sweet potatoes. Pat the sweet potato dry to
  4. Stir in the coconut flour, arrowroot, salt, onion, garlic, and 1 tbsp avocado oil with the shredded sweet potato.
  5. Form the sweet potato into small, 1″ tater tots (you should have around 25) and evenly space them on the baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp avocado oil.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, carefully flipping them halfway through until lightly crisp.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving with a dip of your choice.

Notes

Sub 1 tbsp cassava flour for coconut flour.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Category: sides
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: global

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 14.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.9g
  • Fiber: 7.1g
  • Protein: 4.4g

Keywords: sweet potato tots

This recipe was originally published in 2018 and was updated in 2022.