Chef's Cheesy Broccoli Tots Recipe Is a Fun Variation On Tater Tots by Chef Gigi

Chef's Cheesy Broccoli Tots Recipe Is a Fun Variation On Tater Tots

First came mashed potato bombs, and now meet broccoli cheese tots. If you're looking for creative ways to get your family to eat their veggies, look no further than this fun variation on tater tots

This easy broccoli tots side dish recipe is packed with so much flavor, everyone will be lining up for seconds. My kids love 'em, and they make great snacks, too.

Here's what you need in order to make this vegetarian dish: broccoli, egg, onion, parsley, cheddar cheese, breadcrumbs, garlic, garlic salt and onion powder. The cayenne pepper is optional, if you'd like a bit more kick.

Serve this as a side dish with your favorite proteins for dinner, or as a fun appetizer or tasty snack anytime. Perfect for family gatherings!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 20 to 30 minutes to chill 
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8


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Recipe Notes

  • You can try other cheeses in this potato casserole, such as gruyere or Parmesan.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • Store leftovers in a container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.

Here’s how you make them:

  1. In a food processor, combine the broccoli, onion, parsley and garlic. Pulse the broccoli mixture very fine.
  2. In a bowl or gallon-sized food storage bag, add the processed broccoli mixture with all of the remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well with a gloved or slightly wet hands to combine like you would making a meatloaf or meatballs.
  3. Scoop mixture into the palm of your slightly wet hand. Roll the mixture into a ball. Once a ball has formed, begin pressing down on the top and bottom of the ball with your thumbs while pressing in on the sides with your other hand, rotating into a cylinder-like “tot” shape. Semi-freeze for 20 to 30 minutes to hold shape prior to oven time. You can also leave them in round ball shape and flatten out into discs.
  4. Place onto a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the tops of the tots with an additional bit of canola oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn the tots and bake an additional 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and warmed through. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 101

Total Fat: 3.7g

Saturated Fat: 1.8g

Cholesterol: 28mg

Sodium: 159mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12.2g

Dietary Fiber: 1.4g

Total Sugars: 1.5g

Protein: 5.1g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 94mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 133mg

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Ann Marie Patitucci
These look amazing! They're on my list for this weekend! Thanks, Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Laurie Balles Simpson
Adding these to my new recipe collection! They look delicious. Thank you
Elisa Schmitz
These bombs are the bomb! As is Chef Gigi Gaggero ! And Laurie Balles Simpson - your recipe collection is yummy, well done. I'm going to keep checking back to see what you add and get food ideas, lol! 💗
Laurie Balles Simpson
I've yet to try any but can't wait! I think the broccoli bombs are happening tomorrow!
Pamela Baker Pick
Can these be made in an air fryer?

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