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Smoky Bacon and Cheese Baked Sweet Potato Tots with Honey Dip

How do you take sweet potato tots to the next level? Easy. You add bacon. 

These smoky bacon sweet potato tots are made with crispy bacon, smoked paprika and black pepper, and two types of cheese for crunchy flavor bombs. They’re easy to make and have a great macronutrient balance. Read: you could eat the entire recipe for <700 calories! 

sweet potato tots on a baking sheet with a cup of honey dip in the background

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Ingredients for Sweet Potato Tots

Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • large sweet potato
  • center cut bacon (or your choice of bacon)
  • eggs
  • shredded parmesan and cheddar
  • smoked paprika and black pepper

That’s it! 

bacon pieces in a frying pan and chopped sweet potatoes before and after going through the food processor

If you’ve tried my sweet potato hash browns, you’ll use the same food processor method for the base of your sweet potato tots. Except in this case, you’ll need to peel the potatoes before going in. I imagine the recipe works fine if you skip the peeling, but I haven’t tested it.

I’ll add a quick note here that you’ll want to be sure and get your sweet potato size/weight as close as possible for best results. Hopefully you have a food scale

Aside from running the potatoes through a food processor, the only other “cooking” you’ll need to do is the bacon. Or if you wanted to take a short cut, use precooked bacon. You could even save a bit of fat by using precooked Al Fresco chicken bacon like I use in my sticky sweet ground beef and broccoli.

scooping the sweet potato tots mixture onto a baking sheet

To form the sweet potato tots, I used a tablespoon just like my low carb cauliflower tots. This made 28 tots with my batch. You could easily double the recipe and bust out a second baking sheet to feed a crowd or freeze for later tots. 

Later tots. I did that. 

Ingredients for the Honey Dip

If I’m honest, I think straight honey on its own is the go-to dip for these. But if you want to beef it up and make your honey stretch a bit further since it’s pretty high in sugar and calories, here’s what you’ll need:

  • vanilla fat free Greek yogurt
  • ground cinnamon
  • honey

Complex, I know. Just mix it up and get to dippin’. 

sweet potato tots on a baking sheet

Alternative sweet potato tot dipping sauce ideas: 

Final Notes for Sweet Potato Tots

If you don’t have a food processor handy for the sweet potatoes, a box grater will work fine. Use the second largest holes, if I had to take a guess. 

Feel free to play around with the seasoning of your tots. The parmesan and bacon add plenty of saltiness, but you could add some sweetness or more heat if you like. Have fun and let me know what you think about this recipe! 

sweet potato tots on a baking sheet with a cup of honey dip in the background

Bacon Sweet Potato Tots

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Smoky sweet potato tots with crispy bacon and shredded cheese inside.

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Tots

  • 1 large Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped (350g after peeling)
  • 4 slices Center Cut Bacon
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Shredded Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) Shredded Cheddar
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 large Eggs

Honey Dip

  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt, vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp (21g) Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook in a pan over medium-high heat. bacon pieces in a frying pan
  3. Wash, peel, and chop the sweet potato into small pieces while the bacon cooks. Add the chopped potato to a food processor and pulse 10-15 times until no large chunks remain. (Depending on the size of your food processor, you may need to empty the smaller pieces and add the large pieces back to avoid pulverizing the smaller pieces.) peeled sweet potato chopped into pieces
  4. Whisk the eggs together in a large bowl with the spices.
  5. Drain the cooked bacon over a paper towel and add the sweet potatoes, bacon, and shredded cheeses. Stir well. sweet potato tots before forming and baking
  6. Use a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to create the tots. Pack each scoop completely full and wipe away the edges before transferring to the baking sheet. The recipe makes about 28 tots using a tablespoon. sweet potato tots mixture in a tablespoon before going on the baking sheet
  7. Bake the tots for 17-20 minutes or until they begin to brown slightly on the bottom and are crispy. Mix the honey dip ingredients together and serve warm. sweet potato tots on a baking sheet before baking

Notes

  • Each serving has 4 Smart Points.
  • 1 serving = 7 tots without any dip
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 7 tots
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 9g

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Nicoletta Gallo

Wednesday 27th of November 2019

Whattttt!?!? This is a thing?!?! HAVE TO TRY! And the macros!!!? Wonder if a carrot version would work?!

Kristin Flanery

Monday 25th of November 2019

Made these for a dinner party and they were a huge hit! I love using raw honey from a local bee farm here in town! So tasty!

Kelli T

Sunday 24th of November 2019

I made these as a side for Friendsgiving Dinner. They tasted amazing! I used a Tablespoon to portion the mix but I think I needed something a bit bigger. I got 35-40 tots. Also need to be careful not to leave them in too long. They started to burn much quicker than I expected. Can’t wait to try this recipe again using a bigger scoop!

Macy M.

Sunday 24th of November 2019

These are so addicting! I made the maple mustard dipping sauce from What the Fork that Mason suggested and it was delicious. I only had precooked bacon when I made them and it worked great and less mess. My husband who isn't a fan of sweet potatoes even loved them!

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