These spaghetti squash tots are a healthier and delicious alternative to traditional tater tots and a great way to get an extra dose of vegetables into your diet.
I wasn’t kidding when I said that I’m currently obsessed with spaghetti squash right now. So far I’ve made cauliflower tots, zucchini tots and broccoli tots. So why not spaghetti squash tots? These are actually easier to make them some of the other vegetable tots because the spaghetti squash doesn’t retain as much water.
These bright yellow morsels were so good! I only made a small batch, but if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed, you’ll probably want to double or even triple the recipe.
If you’re unfamiliar with cooking spaghetti squash, I have a step-by-step tutorial here.
Spaghetti Squash Tater Tots
- 1 1/2 cups packed cooked spaghetti squash (see note)
- 1 cup panko bread crumbs (see note)
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
- Roughly chop spaghetti squash into small pieces so that it resembles shredded squash. In a large bowl, add all ingredients. Mix with a spoon until everything is thoroughly combined and all the of the mixture is moistened.
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of squash batter and squeeze tightly between the palm of your hand a few times. This should release some liquid which will further moisten your mixture as well as allowing the mixture to compact and stick together easily. Gently shape to resemble a cylinder. Place onto a baking sheet and repeat with remaining mixture. Space tots about 1/2 inch apart. You should be able to make about 25 tots.
- Bake for about 18-20 minutes until bottoms are golden brown and crispy. Flip over and bake for another 3-5 minutes. Serve warm with dipping sauce of your choice.
- If you're unfamiliar with cooking spaghetti squash, I have a step-by-step tutorial here.
- Please use panko for best results. If you use regular breadcrumbs, you will need to use less.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.