Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots

Baked to perfection, Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots are a fun spin on a classic favorite! These tots have an irresistible crunch and a touch of sweetness, making them a healthy snack or side dish.

Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots

Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots

Made with freshly grated sweet potatoes and seasoned with a blend of warm spices like cinnamon and cumin, these homemade tots combine the crunch factor of class tots with the flavor of sweet potato fries.

Sweet potatoes tater tots are baked in the air fryer until they reach a perfect level of crispiness, making them a healthier choice compared to the usual deep-fried options. They also offer a burst of flavor and a wholesome edge to any meal!

I can never decide if I want to enjoy them on their own or pair them with my favorite dips for an added kick. They’re easy, they’re delicious, and they bring a bit of joy to everyday meals.

For more great tater tot recipes, try Air Fryer Tater Tots, and Veggie Tots! And for more of our sweet potato favorites, try Sweet Potato Muffins and Sweet Potato Skillet.

Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots air fryer

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Healthier alternative to traditional tater tots 
  • Easy to make and great for busy weeknights
  • Perfect grab-and-go snack
  • Delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors 
Baking Sweet Potatoes Tots

How to Make Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Bake Sweet Potatoes: Wrap each sweet potato in foil and place them on a baking tray. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until they are fork-tender. 

Cool until they are safe to handle, then scoop out the flesh and discard the peels.

Mix and Shape: Add the sweet potato flesh to a mixing bowl, along with the flour, eggs, and spices, and mix until well combined. 

Scoop out a little at a time (small cookie scoops help here!) and shape each portion into a 2-inch long tot. Things can get sticky, so I keep a bowl of water nearby to wet hands periodically. 

Once formed, roll each tot in a mixture of panko and flour so it’s coated on all sides.

Air Fry Tater Tots: Brush a thin layer olive oil on a baking tray, then arrange the tots in a single and drizzle with a little extra oil. 

Place sweet potatoes tater tots in the air fryer and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Flip them carefully with a spatula, then bake for another 15 minutes until golden and crispy. 

Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots recipe

Pro Tips

  • Medium-sized sweet potatoes are best. They should feel firm, without any soft spots or discoloration.
  • Water or oil prevents sticking. I’ve found that keeping my hands slightly wet or lightly oiled prevents the mixture from sticking when shaping the sweet potatoes tater tots.
  • Cooled mixture is easier to work with. Plus, the egg will start to cook if it’s mixed with hot potatoes! It’s best to let the sweet potatoes cool before scooping out the flesh.
  • Overcrowding means soggy tots. There must be at least a little bit of space between each tot for the air to properly circulate. This is key to all-around crispiness!
Key Ingredients to Sweet Potatoes Tots

Key Ingredients and Substitutions for Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots in the Air Fryer

Ginger: In this sweet potatoes tater tots recipe, ginger adds a warm, spicy note that complements the sweetness of the potatoes. If ginger isn’t available, a pinch of nutmeg will provide a similar warmth.

Panko: This creates the crunchy outer layer! Crushed cornflakes can be used for a similar texture, while regular breadcrumbs will be a bit softer.

Olive Oil: Olive oil helps prevent sticking and makes that deliciously crispy exterior. As a substitute, vegetable or canola oil can be used for a similar effect with a neutral flavor.

Dipping Sweet Tater Tots

Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Potatoes Tater Tots 

Where Can I Buy Frozen Sweet Potato Tater Tots?

Frozen sweet potato tater tots are available at most grocery stores — like Walmart, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods — in the frozen foods aisle. Many health food stores also carry them, offering organic or gluten-free options. 

For convenience, online grocery platforms like Amazon Fresh or Instacart also provide an easy way to purchase and have them delivered.

How Can I Use Leftover Sweet Potato Tater Tots?

There are so many ways to repurpose this sweet potatoes tater tots recipe! My go-to’s are adding leftovers to salads for a crunchy element, using them as a topping on soups, or incorporating them into breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs. 

What Sauce Pairs Well with Sweet Potato Tater Tots?

Ketchup, honey mustard, or spicy mayo are popular pairings for these sweet and savory morsels. I often choose a sauce based on my mood for the day, whether it’s classic, tangy, or a bit spicy — they’re all delicious.

How Do I Reheat Sweet Potato Tater Tots?

Reheat sweet potatoes tater tots in the air fryer or oven at 350 degrees F for 3-5 minutes or until they’re warmed through and crispy again. 

Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or frozen for longer storage — up to a few months.

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Sweet Potato Tater Tots

Baked to perfection, sweet potatoes tater tots are a fun spin on a classic favorite! These tots have an irresistible crunch and a touch of sweetness, making them a healthy snack or side dish.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato, Sweet potato tater tots, tater tots, tots
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 32 tater tots
Calories 39kcal


  • 32 oz sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour (inside) + 1/4 cup for coating
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Then, wrap each sweet potato with foil paper and arrange them in a baking tray.
  • Bake sweet potatoes for 25 minutes or until fork tender. Let them cool down, and then scoop sweet potato flesh. Discard the peel.
  • Add baked sweet potato, 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and the egg to a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine.
  • Make 2 inch tater tots using your hands. Having a glass of water in case the mixture is too sticky can be helpful. Then, roll each tater tot in a mixture of ½ panko and ¼ cup of all-purpose flour.
  • Brush a baking tray with olive oil and then arrange tater tots in a single layer, keeping a small distance between them for an evenly baking.
  • Bake tater tots at 400F for 20 mins, flip them over, and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven when nicely golden and crispy on top.
  • Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Allowing the sweet potatoes to cool down before scooping out the flesh makes the process easier and prevents the egg from cooking prematurely when mixed in.
  • Brushing the baking tray with olive oil helps prevent the tater tots from sticking. Additionally, a drizzle of olive oil over the tater tots before baking can enhance their crispiness.
  • The tater tots are ready when they are golden and crispy on the outside. Keep an eye on them during the last few minutes of baking to prevent overcooking.
  • Prepare a flavorful dipping sauce to accompany your tater tots. Options could include ketchup, aioli, sriracha mayo, or a yogurt-based sauce with herbs and spices.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days. To reheat, use the oven at 350F.
Recipe Notes
Sweet potato tater tots take the classic comfort of tater tots and infuse it with a delightful twist of natural sweetness. Made from fresh, grated sweet potatoes and seasoned with earthy spices such as cinnamon and cumin, these tots are baked to crispy perfection, offering a healthier alternative to the traditional deep-fried version.
Whether enjoyed on their own or paired with your favorite dipping sauces, sweet potato tater tots bring a burst of flavor and a touch of wholesome goodness to every meal.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4029IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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