Easy Baked Broccoli Tots

Easy Baked Broccoli Tots
Easy Baked Broccoli Tots
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    Step aside, tater tots. There’s a new family favorite in town and it’ll have you skipping the spuds in favor of a more figure-friendly alternative. Welcome to the potato-free party, Easy Baked Broccoli Tots! You’re lean, you’re green and you’re a veggie-packed machine. So just how does one turn a cruciferous vegetable into a healthy snack worthy of dipping and dunking into a rainbow of condiments? It all starts with the good ol’ blanching of the broccoli, which contributes two key elements to tot production: It brings out the bright green color of the veggie and ensures your resulting tots won’t be a shade of brown. It tenderizes the broccoli just enough to ensure your tots will be pillowy rather than crunchy. Green vegetable pillows, you say? Count me in! These baked broccoli tots also steer clear of the deep-fryer, which means you can indulge time and time again without the guilt. I’ve provided notes in the recipe below for how to make these tots dairy-free and/or gluten-free, so read on for the dietary swaps and substitutions to make this snack friendly for the whole family. And when it comes to dipping, the options are endless. Ketchup, Ranch dressing and hummus all get approval in my book. But feel free to dress up your dip a bit with basil pesto or garlic aioli. Not a fan of broccoli but still a tot-aholic? Don’t miss my recipe for 5-Ingredient Baked Cauliflower Tots! Craving more? Subscribe to Just a Taste to get new recipes, meal plans and a newsletter delivered straight to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates.


    • 2 medium heads broccoli, cut into florets
    • 1/4 cup small diced onion
    • 1/4 cup finely ground breadcrumbs
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • Ranch dressing or ketchup, for dipping


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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 35
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0.25%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0.46%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.17%
    • Sodium: 5 mg 0.22%
    • Calcium: 6 mg 0.56%
    • Potassium: 2 mg 0.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.01%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.13%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0.03%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq