Broccoli Tater Tots

three broccoli tots in a small lunch container with berries

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It’s probably safe to say that broccoli isn’t a kid favorite food…but tater tots are! This simple Broccoli Tater Tots recipe is sure to be a winner.


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups chopped raw broccoli
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat oven to 425F, place oven rack in the middle of the oven, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Boil, steam, or microwave the potatoes to the point where a fork punctures through but they are too tough to cook -about 10 minutes in boiling water, 5-6 in the microwave.
  3. Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
  4. In a food processor, pulse the broccoli florets until it resembles rice. Add the semi-cooked potatoes, 1 1/2 cups of the parmesan cheese, and seasoning, pulse to combine, and break up the potatoes.
  5. With a spatula, fold the ingredients together to combine, making sure no large pieces of potatoes were left behind.
  6. With your hands, begin forming small balls -smaller than meatballs, larger than traditional tater tots.
  7. Roll each ball in parmesan cheese and place on the lined baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remaining mixture.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Remove from heat and serve.



  • Do not use wax paper. The cheese will melt onto the wax and the recipe will not turn out.
  • Pack at room temperature in a lunchbox.
  • Freeze unbaked leftovers for up to 2 months.


Keywords: broccoli tots, easy healthy lunch