Broccoli Tots

Putting a green spin on a childhood favorite!

Broccoli Tots

Prep Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Sides


  • 2 cups Uncooked or frozen broccoli
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup Finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add broccoli to boiling water. After 1 minute, drain and immediately transfer broccoli into cold tap water. After 1 minute, drain again.
  • Transfer broccoli into a food processor bowl and process until fine. If without a food processor, finely chop broccoli with a knife. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Add egg, onion, cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasonings to the broccoli and thoroughly mix all ingredients together.
  • Using your hands, scoop about 1.5 Tablespoons of mix and gently press into a firm ball, then roll into a tater-tot shape. Repeat this step until all batter is used. Place tots on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and turn tots. Bake for another 8-14 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!