Broccoli Cheddar Tots

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

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Finger foods are fun. Make these broccoli-packed cheddar tots for a snack, side dish or bring it to your next potluck.


  • 1 ¼ tsp salt, divided

  • 6 cups broccoli florets, (about 2 heads)

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups shredded old cheddar cheese

  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400F. 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, pepper and remaining ¼ tsp salt. Stir to combine.

  • Scoop out heaping 1 tbsp of broccoli mixture and shape into a 1 in-long cylinder. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing tots 1 in. apart on prepared sheet. Bake until golden brown, 28 to 30 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

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

Originally published in the November + December 2017 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.