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Gluten Free Homemade Tater Tots on a platter
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Gluten Free Homemade Tater Tots

You would think tater tots are naturally gluten-free since they’re basically made from potatoes. But there are actually a lot of tater tot recipes with wheat flour and other gluten derivatives. This version is not only gluten free, it’s free of dextrose and other additives and preservatives. It’s made with real food, wholesome ingredients that you’ll feel good about feeding to your family.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free tater tots, potato side dish
Servings: 50 tater tots
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Don't Mess With Mama



  • Heat oven to 400¯F/200°C degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss lard or oil with potatoes, onion and garlic.
  • Add potato mixture to a large baking pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are soft (don’t overcook). Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add potato mixture to a food processor and pulse 7-8 times or until diced chunks are the size of small pebbles or chunky. Don’t pulse too long – you don’t want mashed potatoes.
  • Return mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add Parmesan, arrowroot powder, salt, pepper and paprika. Use a spatula to mix well. Again, don’t mash the mixture.
  • You have two options here to form the tater tots. You could also hand roll each tot but it takes longer.

Sushi roller style

  • Spoon about 1 cup of the mixture onto parchment paper (cut out about 8? x 8?). Use parchment paper like a sushi roller and roll the potato mixture to about 1-inch in thickness. Unroll to show long tube of mixture. Cut in 1-2-inch tots and set aside.

Freeze and shape style:

  • Line a large baking pan (make sure it fits in your freezer) with parchment paper. Spoon all of the mixture into the baking pan. Mixture should be about 1-inch thick. Freeze for about 20-30 minutes to firm up mixture. Remove from freezer and cut into tot-sized shapes. Set aside.
  • At this point you can freeze the tots for later use. I recommend setting out on a baking pan or cutting board about 1 inch apart and freeze for 20-30 minutes (if you did the freeze and shape style to form the tot, you could skip this step). Then transfer the tots to a freezer-safe container and use as needed. Bake according to step 8 when ready to cook.
  • To cook, heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper (reuse the parchment paper used to form the tots earlier). Line tots about 1 inch apart in the baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 74mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.6mg