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Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots

Slightly adapted from The Two Bite Club

Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cheesy #veggie #tots #recipe

I was smitten with this recipe from The Two Bite Club the first moment I set my eyes upon it. First of all, I adore broccoli. It is one of my very favorite vegetables. And then you add some tangy aged cheddar cheese and egg and make it all cute and bite-size and fun? Oh yes, this is MY kinda health food!

I tossed in some ham because, well, yeah, I still have some ham left over from Easter, and hey, these little bites would totally benefit from a bit of extra protein. I love the little bits of pink peeking through the green … it makes these little bite-size gems all the more appealing.

I used frozen broccoli which I think works even better than fresh because, hey, less cooking involved and way more foolproof! Just microwave to thaw, a quick spin in the food processor and you’re ready to make your tots. Also, with frozen broccoli it’s easier to avoid over-cooking the broccoli and achieving the perfect crisp-tender texture. I love these adorable little green bites and the fact that they fit so well in my new eat-more-veggies initiative. Who says eating your veggies has to be boring?

Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 14 - 18 mini tots

Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots


  • About 1/2 lb. frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup aged extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs (or, for gluten free, use GF breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 of a medium onion)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Robin Seasoning (or your favorite seasoned salt)
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a mini muffin tin generously with cooking spray.
  2. Put the broccoli in a medium mixing bowl and cover with a plate. Microwave on high for about 3 minutes, stirring every minute, until the broccoli is just thawed.
  3. Put the broccoli on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze the excess moisture out of it. Put it in the handi chopper or food processor and pulse to chop into small chunks. Pour the chopped broccoli back onto the kitchen towel and squeeze again.
  4. Put the broccoli back in the bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  5. Fill the mini muffin tin with this lovely mixture, pushing down on each one to squeeze the contents together well. Let them mound up a bit--it makes them even prettier.
  6. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let them sit in the pan for about 10 minutes before attempting to remove them. Use a butter knife around the edges and to gently lift them from the muffin tin. Enjoy them while they're warm!


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Ham & Cheddar Broccoli Tots ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #cheesy #veggie #tots #recipe

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This recipe was shared at Weekend Retreat, Munching Monday, Tasty TuesdayThursday Favorite Things and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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13 Responses

  1. These sound absolutely wonderful!!
    Like you, I adore broccoli and what’s not to love about adding sharp cheddar and ham. I might even get my teenage son to eat these ! Love the GF angle too since I only recently discovered I have a gluten issue !


    April 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    • I despise onions but love garlic, especially roasted garlic so I’ll be making a substution. Yummo!

      April 11, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  2. Hi Ann! Guess what..we are featuring your fantastic tots this week at MUNCHING MONDAYS!! We love these cuties. Thanks so much for stopping by xo Nic

    April 19, 2015 at 6:24 am

    • Ann

      Hurrah! Thank you Nic … thanks for hosting the fun parties every week 🙂

      April 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

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  4. Perfect little bites, I love broccoli! So happy you linked up with us at Thursday Favorite Things.

    April 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

  5. I like having something like this for those days when we just don’t stop running around. Thanks for posting. Hello from Munching Mondays.

    April 19, 2015 at 9:14 pm

  6. Lovely tarts, I am in love with it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning, tweeting, sharing in google plus.

    April 20, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    • Ann

      Oh you are so sweet! Thank you dear 🙂

      April 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

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  8. Zin Matthews

    I’m making 4 dozen for a New Year’s Eve party and want to know if they freeze well so that I can make them ahead of time?

    Thanks in advance!

    December 28, 2016 at 10:04 am

    • Ann

      I haven’t tried freezing them, Zin, but I think they would freeze just fine. Another option is to make up the tot mixture in advance, store it in an airtight container in the fridge and bake the tots the day of (or even the day before)! They do reheat nicely.

      December 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

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