A fun afternoon snack or the perfect side to hamburger night, these baked parmesan sweet potato zucchini tots are happily devoured by even the pickiest eaters. And the creamy ketchup will become a new household favorite!
Initially the idea of making my own tots seemed a little too time consuming. But it’s actually really easy, and I love that I know exactly what’s in them, can pronounce everything, and don’t have to include any preservatives… because there were zero leftovers. (ie. every. bite. devoured.)
Boasting almost double the amount of fiber as regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are a true nutritional powerhouse. Their bright orange hue reflects their high beta-carotene and vitamin C content. But that’s not all: they’re also rich in vitamin D, iron, potassium, calcium, and manganese.
And they’re soooooo versatile!
I peeled and then microwaved my sweet potato to save time; but you can boil yours if you prefer. The trick is to get it mostly cooked, but not too soft. Because after cooking, you need to grate the sweet potato. And if it’s too mushy it won’t work.
You also grate the zucchini and then squeeze out the extra “juice”/water so that the tots will hold together better. A tablespoon of coconut flour helps bind everything. Once all the ingredients are combined, use your fingers to shape them into little cylinders. They don’t have to be perfect, but getting a consistent shape is nice. Look how cute they were when I posted them on Instagram!
The flavor of the tots is divine. You could eat them by the handful, as-is. OR… you could dip them in the most delicious creamy ketchup (highly recommended!)— just combine equal parts plain Greek yogurt with ketchup.
Kelly is the author, recipe creator, and food photographer behind the blog Nosh and Nourish. She incorporates nourishing superfoods into every meal for her husband, adorable toddler, and herself (think quinoa, sweet potatoes, walnuts, kale, blueberries, etc..) and manages to keep everything tasting absolutely delicious! When not creating new recipes or taking pictures of them, you can find her exploring the Rocky mountains, gardening, hiking, or fly-fishing