Crispy Sweet Potato Nuggets

These mouth-watering sweet potato nuggets are an absolute delight for your taste buds. Imagine sinking your teeth into a crispy outer layer that gives way to a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth creamy interior. It’s a texture combination that’s just irresistible!

Whether you’re looking for a delicious snack to satisfy your cravings or a delectable side dish to complement your main course, these nuggets are a winner. And the best part? They can be enjoyed in so many ways! Dip them in tangy ketchup for a classic touch, or explore a new realm of flavor by pairing them with our signature herby and garlicky Pio Pio Sauce.

crispy sweet potato nuggets with pio pio sauce

So why wait? Give these delightful sweet potato nuggets a try and let your taste buds experience a burst of flavors and textures that will leave you craving more.

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Crispy sweet potato nuggets

Crispy Sweet Potato Nuggets

Course: Appetizer, Sides, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: autumn, crunchy, herbs, yam
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal
Author: The Vegan Feast
These crispy sweet potato nuggets are crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, and very hard to resist!
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  • cups sweet potato about 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup oil for frying
  • * optional pio pio sauce for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • Slice the sweet potatoes in half horizontally. Place the potatoes cut side down, on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the potatoes about 30 minutes, until tender.
    Remove form the oven and allow to sit until cool enough to handle.
  • With a spoon, scoop out the sweet potato flesh. Measure out 1½ cups into a bowl.
  • Add the flour, thyme, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • The sweet potato mixture will be very soft and hard to shape. Using a spoon, scoop a bite sized amount of the mixture and place it in the breadcrumbs. Gently toss to coat. Once the nugget is coated in breadcrumbs it will be easier to shape.
  • Carefully drop each little nugget into the oil. Fry until crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from the pan and place on paper towels to drain.
  • Serve hot with ketchup, or try our herby Pio Pio sauce.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7123IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

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One thought on “Crispy Sweet Potato Nuggets

  1. WHAT!?!
    Where have these things been all my life.

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