Baked Broccoli “Cheddar” Tots (Vegan)

Ryan Shepard - The Upside Blog


Move over cauliflower, there’s a new riced veggie in town and it’s about to make its debut in a tantalizingly tasty tot form! Similar to its cruciferous cousin, broccoli is healthy, delicious and very versatile. For this recipe, we shred broccoli into rice, combine it with almond flour, seasonings and plant-based cheddar cheese to create crispy, better-for-you tots! Enjoy with ketchup, dairy-free ranch dressing or dip of choice.

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Tots with Dipping Sauce |

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Baked Broccoli “Cheddar” Tots (Vegan)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 252 kcal



  1. In food processor, pulse broccoli florets into rice consistency (you can also use a grater).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In small saucepot over medium-high heat, bring water to simmer. Steam broccoli rice over water, covered, until tender (not mushy) for around 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in bowl, combine almond flour, green onions, plant-based cheddar cheese, egg replacer, garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Drain remaining water into bowl and mix. If mixture is too wet, add more almond flour until you can form it into sturdy tots.
  4. Use a tablespoon to scoop mixture into hand, one by one, to form into bite-size tot shape. Arrange tots on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Serve warm with choice of dipping sauces of choice.

Recipe Notes

  • In step three, after steaming broccoli rice, carefully squeeze broccoli to remove excess water if overly moist. Too much water will yield soggy tots, and we don’t want that!
  • Order the ingredients you need to make this recipe at!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Broccoli “Cheddar” Tots (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 712mg30%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 614IU12%
Vitamin C 47mg57%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.