Broccoli and Cheese Tots

Broccoli, cheddar, If you need a way to get your picky family members to eat their broccoli, give these yummy broccoli and cheese tots a try!

I’ve been making these veggie tots with zucchini and cauliflower for a while now, but this week I had some broccoli that needed to be cooked. These turned out awesome, perfect as a side dish or a snack and a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!

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Broccoli and Cheese Tots

Ingredients:

• 12 oz broccoli florets
• 1 large egg
• 1 large egg white
• 1/2 cup finely chopped scallion
• 2/3 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
• 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
• salt and pepper to taste
• cooking spray

Directions:

  1. To cook the broccoli florets, blanch in a pot of boiling water for 1 minute, then rinse under cold water and drain well; dry on paper towel.
  2. Using a knife finely chop and set 2 cups aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Spoon heaping tablespoons of mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals.
  7. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until golden.

Makes about 28 tots.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 7 tots

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 152 calories
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 47mg
  • Sodium: 416mg
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 13g
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