Broccoli Cheddar Tots


  • Prep Time25 mins
  • Total Time55 mins
  • Makes36 tots
Broccoli Cheddar Tots

(Photo: Erik Putz)

Chatelaine Triple Tested

These bite-sized snacks are perfect for entertaining. (Bonus: They're baked, not fried!)


  • 1 1/4 tsp salt, divided

  • 6 cups broccoli florets, about 2 heads

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese

  • 3/4 cup panko

  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • PREHEAT oven to 400F, then line a baking sheet with parchment.

  • FILL a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt. Add broccoli and cook for 1 min. Remove to a large bowl of ice water and submerge broccoli to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry with kitchen towel.

  • PULSE broccoli in a food processor until finely chopped, then transfer to a large bowl. Add egg, cheddar, panko, green onions, remaining ¼ tsp salt and pepper and stir to combine.

  • SCOOP out 1 heaping tbsp of broccoli mixture and shape into a rectangular tot shape. Repeat with remaining mixture and place tots 1 in. apart on prepared sheet.

  • BAKE until golden brown, 28 to 30 min.

Nutrition (per piece)

Calories 36, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 2g, Fat 2g, Sodium 106mg.

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