Baked Tater Tots

Who doesn’t love tater tots? They’re probably one of my favorite guilty pleasures. But you don’t have to feel guilty about these tater tots since they’re baked and use only a little bit of oil!

I used my food processor to slice the potatoes after parboiling them. They came out in pretty long strips, so I cut them shorter before molding them into tots. A lot of recipes call for extra oil, eggs, and flour in the tots, but I only added a tiny bit of oil and spices. The starch in the potatoes should be enough to hold the tots together, without adding tons of calories.

These tots are sure to be a crowd pleaser, even for the pickiest eater! They’ll be the perfect side for any burger or sandwich, and the rosemary really adds a little bit of a complex flavor, so they can even stand on their own.

Baked Tater Tots
Serves 4
Simple, crispy baked tater tots. With only a few ingredients, you can finally enjoy tater tots without the guilt!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium to large potatoes
  2. 1 teaspoon canola oil
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon rosemary
  5. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 415°.
  2. Peel and rinse the potatoes and parboil them, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, shred the potatoes into fairly short pieces and put back into the pot.
  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon oil, salt, rosemary, and pepper, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Use the remaining oil to grease a baking sheet.
  6. Mold about 1 heaping tablespoon of the potato mixture into a tot and place on the baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining mixture.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. When the tots are golden brown all over, take them out.
  8. Serve immediately!
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11 thoughts on “Baked Tater Tots”

    1. You want to parboil the potatoes first, but not until they’re too soft. One thing that may help is rinsing the potatoes in cold water so they don’t continue to cook while they cool.

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