Recipe We Love: Baked Broccoli Tots

It’s hard to find a person out there who doesn’t love tater tots – they’re a favorite snack for kids and adults alike. Layla at Gimme Delicious created a healthier version of tater tots by swapping potatoes for broccoli and we couldn’t get enough of them. Below is our version of the recipe, made with a few slight changes. Perfect as an after-school snack for the kids! 

Components: 

• 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli, blanched for 1 minute and chopped 
• 1 shallot, minced 
• 1 egg 
• 1/3 cup white cheddar cheese, grated (We love Cabot's Seriously Sharp
• 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated 
• 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs 
• 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
• 1 teaspoon salt 
• 1 teaspoon pepper 

Creation: 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 

Blanch fresh or frozen broccoli in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, drain, cool and chop. 

Mix broccoli with remaining ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper as you form tots from the mixture, place them on the pan. 

Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping half way through the cook time. You’ll want both sides of the tots to be a golden brown color. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or eat them on their own – they’re that good!