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How To Make Vegan Sweet Potato Nuggets?


There are more and more vegan substitutes for fast food, for example for chicken nuggets. Unfortunately, they are often unhealthy or just not tasty. But the recipe from TikTok star Stefano Zarrella shows how delicious sweet potato nuggets can be.

Stefano Zarrella reaches numerous people with his cooking videos on his TikTok and Instagram channels. Singer Giovanni Zarrella’s brother and fiancee of GNTM participant Romina Palm regularly posts quick and easy instructions for trendy recipes – and vegan alternatives.

His recipe for vegan sweet potato nuggets in croquette form is particularly popular because it is a good alternative to classic chicken nuggets.

The sweet potato croquettes are ready in no time and can be snacked on at movie or game evenings.

Easy vegan sweet potato nuggets recipe

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For the recipe, you only need a few ingredients that you probably have at home anyway. It’s that easy to bring a vegan and healthy fast food alternative to chicken nuggets to your plate.


600g sweet potato

300g flour

4 tbsp almond milk


Spices (e.g. paprika powder, pepper, salt)


Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.

Peel the sweet potato and cut it into small cubes. Then cook in salted water for about 25 minutes.

Place the cooked sweet potato pieces in a bowl. Add flour, almond milk, and spices.

Mash into a pulp with a tamper and form croquette-shaped nuggets.

Turn the small sweet potato nuggets in breadcrumbs.

Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 220 degrees for 20 minutes.

Even more flavor with spices and dips

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In order for the vegan nuggets to have an intense taste, they need good spices. Stefano Zarrella uses the potato all-rounder for this.

For even more variety, you can dip the sweet potato nuggets in dips. In addition to classics such as ketchup, other sauces such as an avocado dip also go well with it.

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