Broccoli and Cheese Tots

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A plate of broccoli tots with a bowl of ketchup dipping sauce

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!

Chopped broccoli on a cutting board

A mixing bowl with chopped broccoli, breadcrumbs, sliced scallions, grated cheese and egg

A mixture of chopped broccoli, grated cheese, scallions, and bread crumbs in a mixing bowl

A baking sheet with uncooked broccoli and cheese tots

A baking sheet with cooked broccoli and cheese tots

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Broccoli and Cheese Tots

152 Cals 13 Protein 14 Carbs 6 Fats
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish, Snack
CUISINE: American


  • • 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


  • 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.
  • Using a knife finely chop and set 2 cups aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Spray a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon heaping tablespoons of mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals.
  • Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, turning halfway through cooking until golden.


Makes about 28 tots.


Serving: 7tots, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 416mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4
Keywords: Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Meals