Baked Broccoli “Tots”

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  • 2 cups roughly chopped broccoli
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup diced yellow onion
  • ⅓ cup cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin pan, or baking sheet.
  2. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
  3. Chop broccoli finely and mix thoroughly with the egg, onions, cheddar, breadcrumbs, and seasoning.
  4. Divide evenly into cups of a muffin pan patting down to ensure they hold their shape. If you don’t have a muffin pan shape into tots and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm, or cold if you’re my daughter.