Vegetable Tots Recipe: Kids Will Eat Up This Easy Broccoli Cheese Tots Recipe by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef

Vegetable Tots Recipe: Kids Will Eat Up This Easy Broccoli Cheese Tots Recipe

First came mashed potato bombs, and now meet broccoli cheese tots. My kids love 'em. 

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


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. 

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Chef Adrianne Calvo's Maximum Flavor Sweet & Spicy Tater Tots Recipe Is the Ultimate Game Day Snack

Got Leftover Mashed Potatoes? These Easy Potatoes Are the Bomb!

Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: Who Wouldn't Love This Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole?

Garbanzo Bean Crunchers Recipe: These Flavorful Roasted Chick Peas Satisfy Those Salty Snack Cravings

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
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 A. Schmitz 30Seconds
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!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

This Roasted Carrot Hummus Recipe Takes Snacking Up a Healthy Notch

No-Bake Raw Energy Bar Recipe: A Nutritious Energy Bites Recipe From a Registered Nurse

5-Minute Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe: A Fresh Corn & Bean Salad Recipe That's Also a Dip

Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe: Just Wow! This Healthy Fall Snack Recipe Is a Winner

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for and get the best of our tips each week!