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Broccoli Tots

a plate of food with broccoli

Who’s ready for tots? Broccoli Tots that is!

Join Laurel Holmes, owner of  TBK North Andover, MA and sister kitchen TBK Beverly, MA, to learn how to make Broccoli Tots!

Not only are these little bites delicious but they are a quick recipe to enjoy. Running low on time during the week. Try making these ahead of time and storing them in the refrigerator to heat up for as a mid-day snack or a delicious side to your dinner plate.

The tools that you will need are a baking sheet, parchment paper, mixing bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoon, spoon, mini cupcake scoop, oven mitts and an oven timer.

Allergy substitution ingredients include dairy-free cheese, cornmeal (for breadcrumbs), and omitting the eggs.

This is a great video that was launched during our At-Home Cooking Club in the early days of COVID. We started this free club as a way to spread love by creating a fun place for budding chefs to learn something new and fill the days at home. Learn more about our Cooking Club and enjoy making delicious and fun recipes with our franchise owners and their families. We have so many great videos for you to enjoy!

Play the video above to cook along with us and/or view the recipe below.

From our kitchen to yours, let’s get cooking!

xoxo, Taste Buds Kitchen


Broccoli Tots Recipe

Makes: 20 – 1.5″ tots


  • 6 ounces broccoli
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook broccoli until tender then puree in a food processor.
  • Mix together pureed broccoli, egg(s), cheddar cheese, panko breadcrumbs, scallions, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Mixture should be dry enough to form tots by hand.
  • Scoop tots with mini cupcake scoop to ensure all are the same size, and shape into tots using hands.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden and crispy. Enjoy!
  • TBK Tip: Allergy substitution ingredients include dairy-free cheese, cornmeal (for breadcrumbs), and omitting the eggs.