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Broccoli Tater Tots

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Kids love tater tots! These homemade broccoli tater tots are easy to make and freezer-friendly. Make an extra batch to freeze for an easy dinner or lunch side dish.

I like to save myself a little time and buy pre-chopped broccoli florets in the produce department for this recipe, but a regular head of broccoli chopped up works well too.

Nutrition Tip: Your skincare routine may benefit from the addition of broccoli in your diet! Rich in antioxidant vitamins, this vegetable can contribute to a glowing appearance and improve skin health.

Getting the potatoes to a perfect boil is the key to an easy blend. Make sure to cut your potatoes into equal parts so that it all cooks at the same pace. To tell when potatoes are ready, use a fork to poke a piece of potato. If it falls apart, your potatoes are ready!

Feel free to season to taste by adding more or starting with less. I sometimes like adding grated parmesan cheese into the mix for an extra treat, or mix in a little cheddar cheese for cheesy tots.

You can’t go wrong with this crunchy side; your kids will be begging for more later on in the week, so I always suggest double batching and freezing extras!

To Freeze:

  1. Bake as directed. Once cooked, let cool completely.
  2. Place baking sheet in freezer to individually freeze tots.
  3. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer ziplock bag and store in freezer up to 2 month.

Pair these with our Healthy Chicken Nuggets for a kid-approved (and veggie-packed) meal!

Broccoli Tater Tots

Broccoli Tater Tots

Kids love tater tots! These homemade broccoli tater tots are easy to make and freezer-friendly.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place potatoes in large stockpot and add enough cold water to cover. Cover and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to low and simmer 3 minutes. Add broccoli; don’t stir. Cover and cook 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  3. Mix egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and garlic powder in large bowl until just combined.
  4. Add potatoes and broccoli to food processor. Pulse 8-10 times until finely grated. Add to breadcrumb mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Use tablespoon to scoop potato mixture into 40 mounds. Shape each into an oval and place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes; flip and bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 2gSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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Christine Pittman

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Christine Pittman is the author behind popular cooking sites - and As a mom of two, she enjoys sharing quick and easy, homemade and healthy recipes with families.

6 Comments on Broccoli Tater Tots

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  1. Could I add some cheese to these for a little fella who loves cheesy mashed potato? How much would you add?

    • Of course! 1/2 cup would work.

  2. Can you use rice instead of potatoes

    • Grace Vilches

      Hi Katrina,

      It’s worth a try! We haven’t tested it out that way, but I’m sure as long as the mixture is fine and sticky enough to stick together and form into tots, then you shouldn’t have any issues. Let us know if you try them!

  3. I absolutely adore broccoli. I love to boil for a couple of minute then throw it on the grill with sea salt and lemon. This looks perfect!

    • Grace Vilches

      Hi Roshni,

      Sea salt + lemon is always a delicious combo! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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