Crispy Parmesan & Mozzarella Sweet Potato Bites

Think sweet potato tater tots BUT BETTER! It’s the perfect holiday appetizer for both kids and adults 😉


Servings: 10+

  • 4 medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan
  • ½ log BUF Creamery Buffalo Mozzarella, grated, about ½ cup
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 ½ cups Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 4 tbsp. Olive Oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Line a large baking pan with parchment.
  2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork all over. Place directly on the oven racks to bake 40-50 minutes, until fork tender. (TIP: Place a baking pan underneath the potatoes to catch any natural drippings.)
  3. Allow the potatoes to cool to touch before peeling the skin.
  4. Place the peeled potatoes in a large bowl and mash.
  5. Add ½ cup grated parmesan, ½ cup grated BUF Creamery Buffalo Mozzarella, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  6. Scoop 1-2 tablespoon sized balls into your hand, then shape into cylinder or rectangle-like shape. Place on the prepared pan. Repeat with remaining mashed potato mixture.
  7. In a separate large bowl, combine the remaining grated parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, chili powder, and dried basil. Mix well.
  8. Toss each sweet potato cylinder in the breadcrumb mixture until coated. Place back on the pan.
  9. Drizzle the potato bite with olive oil.
  10. Bake 10 minutes, then flip over and bake another 12-15 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  11. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!