Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

These sweet potato & carrot “tots” are a healthier alternative to tater tots, and a great way to sneak orange-colored vegetables into your kids meals which are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene. An easy sweet potato recipe your kids will love!

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

I tested these a few times and finally got them just right. I found sauteing the vegetables a few minutes before forming them into tots made them easier to work with, and I think also improved the texture. These taste great on their own, but if your kids like to dip their potatoes in ketchup, it’s also great on the side.

A healthier alternative to tater tots, and a great way to sneak orange-colored vegetables into your kids meals which are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene.

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Sweet Potato and Carrot “Tots”

3
Freestyle Points
98
Calories
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 6 Servings
COURSE: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
CUISINE: American

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 large, 1/2 pound sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 large, 1/4 pound carrot, peeled
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly spray a sheet pan with olive oil.  Set aside.
  • Cut sweet potato and carrot into 3 or 4 large chunks.  Place them in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until finely chopped into rice-size pieces.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, spray the pan with oil and add the chopped vegetables. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes, until softened. Transfer to a large bowl with the egg, panko, mozzarella, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and stir with a spatula to ensure it is evenly combined.
  • With your hands, gently form sweet potato-carrot mixture into small rectangular pieces, pressing and rolling them firmly together about 1 tablespoon each.  Evenly space them on prepared sheet pan, spray with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, using your hands or small spatula, flip each over, put them back in the oven and bake for 10-12 more minutes, or until brown and crisp. Makes 30 tots.

Nutrition

Serving: 5tots, Calories: 98kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 33.5mg, Sodium: 255mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1.5g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 3

A healthier alternative to tater tots, and a great way to sneak orange-colored vegetables into your kids meals which are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene. A healthier alternative to tater tots, and a great way to sneak orange-colored vegetables into your kids meals which are high in vitamin C and beta-carotene.