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Butternut squash Tots

These tasty butternut squash tots are an easy, healthy finger food and a great way to get your fussy little foodie to try butternut squash! (Well, it worked for mine anyway!)  They are easy to make and I managed to do it while Harry pretended to cook at the kitchen table so minimal effort was a must!


I used half a butternut squash as I had it leftover and it needed using up, it made 8 tots.  You can easily double the quantities to make more though!

  • 1/2 a butternut squash
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • A generous handful of breadcrumbs


  • Peel the butternut squash and scoop out the seeds.
  • Cut into cubes.
  • Place the cubes on a baking tray with the clove of garlic and drizzle with the olive oil.  Sprinkle the herbs on top.
  • Cook in the oven at 180°c for 20 minutes.
  • Put the butternut squash and garlic into a food processor then blitz until smooth.
  • Take teaspoonful sized amounts of the mixture and mould into ‘tot’ shapes.  The mixture will be quite soft so this bit may get messy.  Cover each ‘tot’ in breadcrumbs evenly.
  • Place the tots back on the baking tray and cook for a further 20 minutes at 180°c until golden, turning half way.
  • Enjoy!

As you can see they were a big hit with Harry, who has always been a bit unpredictable with butternut squash.  We will definitely be making these again and I think next time I’ll make a bigger batch so I can freeze some too.  He ate his served with some tomato ‘dip dip’.  You can make your own with some passata, garlic, mixed herbs and vinegar but today as a treat we just let Harry have some good old fashioned ketchup!  It was more a treat for lazy mummy than Harry but hey, we all take shortcuts sometimes!

One Reply to “Butternut squash Tots”

  1. These look really yummy and certainly something my twins would eat they love finger foods for lunch and I’m running low on variety so will give these a whirl.

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