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Plate of Butternut Squash Tots with Skillet and Dish of Mustard Sauce in the Background
Butternut Tots with Spicy Maple Mustard
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These lightly seasoned pan-fried butternut tots will satisfy all your tot cravings, with a bonus velvety sweetness you get only from fall butternut squash.
Course: Side, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 276 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Butternut Tots
  • 1 lb. butternut squash about ½ of a medium squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil divided
  • ½ medium onion quartered
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • ½ tbsp. smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt plus extra for sprinkling
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
For the Spicy Maple Mustard
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2-3 tsp. sriracha or to taste
Make the Butternut Tots
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. 

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  3. Toss the butternut squash cubes with ½ tablespoon of olive oil and arrange them in an even layer on baking sheet.

  4. Bake until piercable with a fork, but still pretty firm, 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Place the butternut squash into food processor bowl with the onion, garlic, panko, chickpea flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Pulse until ingredients are well blended, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. 

  6. Roll the mixture into tot-shaped cylinders.

  7. Coat a large nonstick skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place over medium heat. 
  8. Working in batches if needed, arrange tots in an even layer in skillet. Cook until browned on bottoms, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on opposite sides, about 4 minutes more. 

Make the Spicy Maple Mustard
  1. Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt, if desired.

  2. Stir all ingredients together in small bowl.
Nutrition Facts
Butternut Tots with Spicy Maple Mustard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.3g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 364mg15%
Potassium 641mg18%
Carbohydrates 43.6g15%
Fiber 7.3g29%
Sugar 11.5g13%
Protein 7.9g16%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.