Cheesy Broccoli Tots

Put enough cheese on veggies and kids won’t know the difference!

Serve up a yummy new way to get kids to eat their veggies with these Cheesy Broccoli Tots! Made with chopped broccoli, sweet potato, breadcrumbs and shredded Darigold cheddar, they sure are a delicious take on tots. Oh, and don’t forget about the homemade ranch for dipping!

Cheesy Broccoli Tots

About 25 tots


  • 12oz broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1½ cups shredded Darigold Medium Cheddar (6oz)
  • ½ cup grated peeled sweet potato
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • ½ cup Darigold Sour Cream
  • ¼ cup Darigold Bulgarian-Style Buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Generously spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor in 2 batches, pulse broccoli until very finely chopped (alternatively, finely chop broccoli with a knife) and transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. Add Cheddar, sweet potato, eggs, bread crumbs, oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, and ½ teaspoon salt and stir well to combine. Use your hands to make sure the mixture is thoroughly mixed.
  4. To shape each tot, use a heaping tablespoon of the mixture, and squeeze in your hand to compact it well. Form into an oblong tot shape by pressing gently on the ends. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake until browned on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Use a metal spatula to flip tots and bake 15 minutes more.
  6. While tots bake, prepare dipping sauce: In a medium bowl whisk to combine sour cream, buttermilk, dill, chives, lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt.
  7. Serve tots warm with dipping sauce.

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