paleo no-tato tots

everyone needs a good share of tater tots, everyone

even them grain free, gaps diet, paleo people…

paleo no-tato tots

dipped in hot sauce, coated with oil, sprinkled with salt, served with meat and veggies

dipped in siracha
dipped in siracha

and they go well with bacon! that’s good cause i like bacon

lots of bacon

dipped in tessamae's paleo hot sauce! A must try!
dipped in tessamae’s paleo hot sauce! A must try!

but heres the dirt on tater tots: they are not healthy!

okay, okay, everyone already knows that….


but seriously, why must they be so bad for you?!?!

  1. they are made with potato. potato=white starch=bad!
  2. no veggies or good vitamins
  3. no good nutritional value
  4. fried in tons to oil

my recipe is the complete opposite:

  1. no potato/no white starches
  2. butternut squash has tons of good vitamins
  3. great source for fiber, magnesium, and potassium (according to webmd)
  4. not fried in oil! they are baked!

paleo tots

If you like this recipe please suggest it to others and feel free to leave me a comment, thank you!



  • 2 cups butternut squash (grated in a cheese grater)
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup finely minced onion (i put the onion in the food processor)
  • 1/3 cup milk (almond milk, coconut milk, dairy milk)
  • 3 finely chopped cloves of garlic (just trow it in the food processor with the onion)
  • 4 tsp coconut flour
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste
  • a dash of pepper or other spices you like


pre-heat oven to 400

peel the outer skin off the squash, then grate it with a cheese grater. This step might take two people: one to hold down the cheese grater and another to hold the squash. You can “rice” or “chop” the squash in a food processor/vita mix, but i like the texture better of the grated squash. Put your squash gratings in a bowl and add in all of the other ingredients. Put a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie tray to prepare for your tater tots. Shape the butternut squash mixture into small cylinder-shaped pieces and place on cookie tray. Put the cookie tray in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the tater tots half way through. Remove from oven and eat ’em up…. with hot sauce of course!

no-tato tots



this post is shared at Healing with Food Friday


8 thoughts on “paleo no-tato tots

  1. Rose, Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at Healing With Food Friday. This is a featured post for next’s week blog hop. Please come back and link up again. So cool to see that you are 14 and doing this. I have a 15 year old daughter doing some of the same things, including the GAPS diet. I think you two would enjoy each other.

    1. Thank you Jennifer for your kind words and comment!! I will definitely link up again and share more recipes in the future. Please tell your daughter to email me anytime, if she wants to share experiences and ideas. I like connecting with others my age who also live and eat this way. 🙂

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