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Have you ever considered making your own Broccoli Tots? I hadn’t, but it turns out they’re absolutely delicious and so easy to make. Perfect for a healthy snack or party food!

Broccoli Tots served on a white platter

It worked perfectly!

It was Stephanie’s post for that got me to thinking about this. I’m still going to try Stephanie’s original recipe, because I don’t always want the bulk of potatoes. But a mixture a broccoli and potato is hard to beat.

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How to Make Broccoli Tots

Step 1: Blanch broccoli and then whirl in the food processor until it’s finely chopped. Parboil potato cubes and whirl them too in the food processor until finely chopped.

Broccoli
Potatoes
chopped potatoes

Step 2: Mix all of the recipe ingredients together in a big bowl. Scoop the mixture out on to a parchment lined baking sheet and shape them into little tots.

tots ready to scoop
tots ready to bake

Step 3: Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F and then eat them hot!!

Broccoli Tots

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 26 minutes
Total: 46 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Calories: 19
Servings: 50 tots
Dip these into sriracha and maybe even sour cream if you’re feeling decadent! 

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add potato cubes to a medium saucepan and add enough water just to cover. Bring to boil; reduce heat slightly and leave at a low boil for 6 minutes. Transfer potatoes to a colander with a slotted spoon, reserving water. Rinse potatoes with cold water to slow their cooking.
  • Add more water to saucepan, enough so that it will cover the broccoli, and return to stove. Bring to boil. Add broccoli and blanch one minute. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly. Transfer to bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add chopped broccoli to medium bowl.
  • Transfer par-boiled potato cubes to food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add to broccoli in bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients to broccoli potato mixture and carefully stir with a fork to combine.
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop (like this one) or a teaspoon, scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoon portions onto prepared baking sheet. You’ll be able to fit about 25 on one baking sheet, so this recipe will make two batches. Shape each portion into a little log.
  • Bake 20 minutes, turning the baking sheet after 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 73mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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46 Comments

  1. Mira says:

    Love broccoli and potatoes ! These tots are just perfect ! Pinned!

    1. Marissa says:

      Thank you, Mira!

  2. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    These look like the perfect little bites packed with flavor and veggies! I loved the step-by-step pics 🙂

    1. Marissa says:

      Thank you, Sonali!

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I would love these. They would be called gems here. We don’t have tater tots but potato gems. Stop it, stop rolling your eyes or I’ll tell you we don’t have rice krispies either. We have rice bubbles.

    1. Marissa says:

      I would never roll my eyes at you, Maureen. But, rice bubbles!? That sounds like so much more fun than rice krispies! 🙂

  4. Kelsey says:

    these would be so healthy. and i love the way you made them tots!!!

    1. Marissa says:

      Thanks, Kelsey!

  5. Helen @ Scrummy Lane says:

    Awwww … now I know I could eat quite a few of these in one go!
    I love that word, too … zizz! Excellent!

    1. Marissa says:

      Isn’t that what it sounds like!? 🙂 Thanks, Helen!