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4.52 from 60 votes

Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots

EDIT: Readers have noted that 1 teaspoon is too much salt. If you are using table salt, only use 1/2 tsp or to taste!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 tots
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups or 12 ounces uncooked or frozen broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley ( or cilantro rosemary,
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with a thin layer of oil or line with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.

  • Chop broccoli finely and mix throughly with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix using a ice-cream scoop or your hands and gently press between your hands into a firm ball then shape into a tater-tot shape. It helps to wash your hands after every few tots to keep them from sticking onto your hands. Next, Place on your prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with ketchup, sriracha, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce!