These broccoli tots are a fun and delicious way to eat more greens. They make a great side dish or snack.
Broccoli tots are easy to make and I found them to be super addicting. I “tested” half a dozen right out of the oven before stopping myself to take a few photos. Then I promptly finished the rest.
The process is similar to the cauliflower tots I previously made, but with broccoli instead. You can taste the broccoli flavor, so if you really really hate broccoli, these might not be for you. Next time, I might try blanching the broccoli first because it lost most of its beautiful green color during the cooking process. But that may be a good thing if you are trying to hide what these really are.
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- 1 1/2 cups lightly packed finely chopped raw broccoli (see note)
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (see note)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 large egg
Preheat oven to 400°F. Add broccoli, breadcrumbs, cheese and egg into a large mixing bowl. Mix with a large spoon until everything is combined.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat. Take a small handful of broccoli mix (a little over 1 tbsp), and squeeze into the palm of your hand about 2-3 times to compact the shape and squeeze out excess liquid. Then use hands to shape into small cylinders, the size of tater tots (about 1 inch long). Place onto lined baking sheet. Repeat until all broccoli is used up
Bake for about 15 minutes. Bottom of tots should be golden brown. Flip tots over and bake for another 8-10 minutes. Serve with ketchup or other dipping sauce.
- I recommend using a food processor to finely chop the broccoli. One head of broccoli will yield about 1 1/2 cups.
- If you use non-seasoned panko breadcrumbs, make sure to add Italian seasoning to your mix.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.9g
Cholesterol 60.6mg 20%
Sodium 348.5mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 25.9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 227%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.