If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy broccoli, check out these yummy and kid-friendly broccoli tots! Serve them as a healthy homemade snack or side dish! You can form them into a “tot” shape, or simply bake them in a mini muffin pan. The Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs add lots of flavor and the texture is perfectly crispy around the outside.
Homemade Baked Broccoli Tots
Adapted from GimmeDelicious.com
1 head broccoli (about 12 ounces) – diced
1/4 cup onion – diced
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 Italian bread crumbs
1/3 Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring a pot of water to boil on the stove. Place head of broccoli in the pot for one minute to blanch. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Dice onion and broccoli with a knife or in a food processor. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced broccoli, onion, egg, Panko bread crumbs, cheese, and seasonings. Spoon out a 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture and shape tot in your hand. Place tots on a parchment paper lined baking tray. (Or forgo rolling by hand and bake in a greased mini muffin pan to save on time). Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-24 minutes until slightly brown. Makes about 20-22 tots.
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.