Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

Latkes are delicious, but most recipes call for lots of oil and sour cream.

We used sweet potatoes to create a healthier version of a traditional favorite that your family will love.

(Love cauliflower? Try these Baked Cauliflower Latkes.)

These sweet potato latkes can be made one day ahead. Follow steps 1 to 4, then cover the baking sheet with foil and store in the refrigerator.

Bake them right before serving, allowing a little extra cooking time if needed.

Serve these as part of your holiday meal, as a healthy side dish with chicken or fish, or top them with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce as a snack.

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Sweet Potato Latkes

We used sweet potatoes to create a healthier version of a traditional favorite that your family will love.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 servings (1 latke each)
Calories 103 kcal
Author BODi


  • Parchment paper
  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, grated
  • ¾ medium onion. grated, squeezing out as much liquid as possible
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 6 tsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, egg, flour, bread crumbs, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
  4. Using ¼-cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into rounds and form into patties. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Brush the tops evenly with oil. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip latkes and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp.

  6. Serve each latke topped evenly with 1 tsp. yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Latkes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 155mg7%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

These Sweet Potato Latkes are a healthy and delicious version of the traditional latke with a flavor your family will love.

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