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Yield: 20 to 25 tots
Broccoli Cheddar Tots
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
These broccoli cheddar tots are baked, crispy bites of broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese! So delicious and easy to throw together too.
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, about 1 ½ to 2 cups riced broccoli
  • 5 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
chipotle dipping sauce
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from a can of chipotles in adobo
broccoli tots
  1. As a note, I like to have 1 pound of florets, chopped from the stem.
  2. Put the broccoli florets in a food processor and pulse until crumbs remain – you want it to almost look like green snow. Place all of the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it with a paper towel. Microwave for 5 minutes. Remove the broccoli and spread it on a towel to cool.
  3. Once cool, wrap the broccoli in a kitchen towel and squeeze every last bit of water and liquid out of it over your sink. When you think you’re finished, squeeze again! You want all of the moisture out. You will be left with about 1 ½ cups or so of riced broccoli.
  4. Place the broccoli in a large bowl and mix in the white cheddar, bread crumbs, eggs, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form the broccoli mixture into tots (or balls, or whatever you’d like!) and place them on the parchment. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Stick the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. At this point, you can bake them, or you can flash freeze them. If you want to freeze for later, after the 30 minutes, transfer them to a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer!
  7. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. Place the tots on the sheet.
  8. Bake the tots for 15 minutes, then gently flip them if you can and roast for 10 more. Serve immediately!
chipotle dipping sauce
  1. Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. This is spicy, so I wouldn’t suggest serving it to kids!

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