Now before you curse me out for taking the good name of tater tots in vain, hear me out. There’s cheese in these. ‘Nuff said.
Seriously though, these broccoli cheddar tots are delicious. They are basically a crispy, bite-sized version of broccoli cheddar soup. No, they may not be made of the mighty potato, but, I have been told (by more than one person!) that they are better!
On top of them tasting great, this recipe is very easy to make. Rolling the tots out is a little time consuming, but the time flies by if you get the whole family involved. This is the perfect job for kids! Have your little tots make some tots.
They’re the perfect side dish for dinner and make a great savory appetizer option. I made a big batch to serve before our family’s Christmas brunch and they were gone before the oven could preheat for the glazed ham.
If you remake this recipe or any of the others on my blog, I would love to see it! Tag me in a picture of it on Instagram @figisisters
Makes about 25 tots
340 g - Broccoli rice
40 g - Onion - finely diced
112 g - Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 - Large Eggs
60 g - Oat Flour
1 tbsp - Salt - plus more for seasoning to taste
½ tbsp - Black Pepper
1 tsp - Garlic Powder
1 tsp - Cracked Red Chili Flakes
To a large bowl, add broccoli rice and 1 tbsp of salt. Allow to sit for 20 minutes to draw out excess water.
Pour broccoli rice into a clean dish towel and squeeze out the water*.
Place broccoli rice back into the bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Stir until a dough-like texture forms*.
Place mixture into the fridge. Allow to chill for at least 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Using your hands or a cookie dough scoop, portion out and shape the mixture into 25 tots.
Place the tots on a well-grease sheet pan and back for 15-20 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Flip the tots halfway through.
- There is going to be more water than you think in the broccoli. When you think it’s all out, shake the broccoli a bit and squeeze again. Trust me, there’s always more.
- If the mixture is too wet, add more oat flour.
If you’re looking for a sweeter appetizer, why not try these peanut butter stuffed dates?
Or, if you’re truly missing the potato in this recipe, you could test your knife skills with these hasselback sweet potatoes.