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Broccoli Tots

A healthy and delicious twist on tater tots, made with nutrient-rich broccoli and crispy breadcrumbs, perfect as a side or snack.

94% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Broccoli Tots

Under 30 minutes


for 15 tots

  • 12 oz broccoli (340 g), cut into small florets
  • ¼ cup scallions (25 g), thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves large garlic, finely diced
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese (70 g)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ⅔ cup bread crumbs (75 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha, optional but recommended

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 96
  • Fat 3g
  • Carbs 11g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Protein 4g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Aggressively season with salt. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for about two minutes.
  2. Drain and finely chop the cooked broccoli.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add broccoli, scallions, garlic, cheddar, egg, and bread crumbs. Optional: Add hot sauce of choice. Mix well and chill in the refrigerator for 15–20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  5. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray. Shape the mixture into tot shapes and spread them evenly on the sheet.
  6. Bake for 8–9 minutes. Flip and then bake for an additional 8–9 minutes on the other side until golden brown.
  7. Enjoy!
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Broccoli Tots