Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots

Broccoli Tots

If you love tatter tots/ potato gems / potato nuggets / delicious food – but you’d like to give it a healthy makeover, then check out this baked [not fried] Broccoli Tots.

This recipe is super easy, quick and child friendly – so they can get involved in the creation and sample their results once the oven beeps. The broccoli flavour isn’t overpowering and they make a great kids snack and are perfect for child-led weening.

Serves – makes 25 tots

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes


  • 2 cups of McCain Broccoli – cooked as per packet instructions
  • 1 small brown onion – quartered
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup of grated tasty cheese
  • 1-2tsp of Italian Herbs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 210°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place onion into a blender and blend until finely chopped. Add McCain Broccoli and blend until chopped into small pieces.
    NOTE: this can be done with a knife if you don’t have access to a blender.
  3. Transfer the broccoli mixture to a large mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients, mix until well combined, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Take a tablespoon sized scoop of the mixture and use your hands to form it into a shape that resembles a McCain Potato Nugget. Place onto the lined baking tray and repeat. This mixture will yield approximately 25 Broccoli Tots.
  5. Place the Broccoli Tots into the oven and cook for minutes, turning halfway, or until golden.
  6. Serve immediately or pop into a lunchbox for a healthy school or work snack!

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