Sweet Potato Zucchini Latkes


Sweet Potato Zucchini Latkes landscape

So this morning I was pulling out all of the veggies in our raised bed to make room for new plants. Our swiss chard and parsley were taking over one side of the bed and a weird plant I couldn’t identify was taking over the other.

I had pulled out the swiss chard and parsley and was just getting ready to pull out the weird plant when I found something… a sweet potato!

Now that was pretty weird because we hadn’t planted sweet potatoes in like 2 years. Somehow this little guy was buried under there and the unidentifiable plant was indeed a sweet potato plant!

So I did what any good gardener would do and thought of the perfect way to consume this awesome find. Sweet potato zucchini latkes! These ones are pretty healthy and I made them fit into my Nutrisystem plan. How awesome is that?

Sweet Potato in the garden

Sweet Potato Zucchini Latkes

  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 zucchini, grated
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or PAM

Mix together the zucchini, sweet potato, onion and egg. Preheat the pan to medium high heat and add olive oil (or spray with pam).

Using a scoop, scoop out a golfball size amount of the mixture and add to the pan. Cook until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.

Sweet Potato Zucchini Latkes in pan

Flip over latke and cook the other side until golden brown, another 4 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

Serve with a little dollop of light sour cream and enjoy!

Makes 6 latkes

Nutritional Information (per two latkes):

126 calories | 23g carbs | 2g fat | 4g protein | 3g fiber

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  1. Wow, thanks! This I can eat! I fight breast cancer and I am not allowed to eat any meat or sugar….

    • Yay! I’m so happy 🙂 I’m hoping to continue to share garden/veggie inspired recipes in the near future as my garden starts producing more.

  2. I love that you grew the sweet potatoes yourself and then turned them into a delicious meal! That has to be so satisfying!

  3. Love sweet potatoes thanks for the yummy recipe

  4. We totally need to start a garden! It must be nice to have fresh veggies to eat! Looks delicious!

    • The kids absolutely love the garden! And it’s not very expensive to start up if you have scraps of wood lying around. I’m sure you could create an awesome garden!

  5. These sound yummy! Never heard of them before. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  6. I’ve really been itching to grow some of my own vegetables. This looks really tasty!

  7. I haven’t had those since my grandma was alive! I had totally forgotten about them! Thank you for reminding me! It put a huge smile on my face and I love that its a great gluten free breakfast option!

  8. Oh my goodness! I need to make those now! I LOVE sweet potatoes and these look divine!

  9. I’m not a fan of sweet potatoes unless they are a little crispy, so this sounds like the perfect dish for me. I hope to try it one day! Also love that it’s low calorie and can fit into your Nutrisystem plan!

  10. I agree with Staci, we really need to start a garden.

    You have some great recipes, thank you for sharing.

  11. I’ve never tried mixing zucchini and sweet potato before. I’ll have to give this a try as I love both vegetables.

  12. That is too funny. I am not a big sweet potato fan, but those actually look really yummy. I love zuchinni so I think I am going to have to give your latkes a whirl!

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  15. wheb making zucccuni-sweet potatoe it says to peel and grated potato? do you biol first or use hard potato? thanks

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