Tailgate at Your Place: Sweet Potato Tater Tots

I’m excited to share a fun, healthier recipe as part of Red Baron’s Homegating campaign. Every year when football season rolls around, we look forward to both college and NFL game days. But with three small kids, actually getting to the stadium for a tailgate before a big game is not easy anymore. So, instead, we tailgate at home – and so I was so excited when Red Baron asked me to participate in their Tailgate at Your Place sweepstakes campaign. We tailgate at home every weekend – whether we are inviting neighbors and friends over for finger foods and pizza or chili to watch the game with us, or just hanging out together as a family, we love to celebrate football season with good food while we tailgate at home.

One of our favorite things to make when we Tailgate at Your Place are homemade tater tots, and these sweet potato tots are a fun, healthy finger food option. These are so easy, that we make them almost every week. My kids love them dipped in ketchup, B and I like to make up our own spicy ketchup or buffalo ranch to dip them in.

Oven Baked Sweet Potato Tots

Finger Foods

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8-12

This yummy twist on tater tots is both healthy, easy to make, and always a hit. These are easy to alter – they can be made with regular potatoes, different seasonings and served with a variety of dipping sauces that are sure to please a crowd.


3 or 4 large sweet potatoes, shredded

1/2 cup Olive Oil (more or less to taste)

Salt to taste.


1. Shred the sweet potatoes using a food processor. Press the shredded sweet potatoes between paper towels to draw out as much water as possible.

2. In a bowl, mix the shredded sweet potatoes with olive oil and salt.

3. Drop tablespoon sized mounds of the mixture onto a baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, keeping a close eye on the edges to keep them from burning.

4. Serve with dipping sauces of your choice – buffalo ranch and spicy ketchup are our favorites.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Red Baron. The opinions and text are all mine.