The great flavors of bacon, Cheddar, and ranch in a low-carb, low-calorie tot! Enjoy hot with ketchup, Sriracha, ranch dressing, or your favorite dipping sauce!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Place 1/2 of the broccoli florets in a food processor; pulse about 20 times until it looks like grains of rice. Repeat with remaining broccoli florets.

  • Fill a large, shallow saucepan with 1/2 inch water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add broccoli rice. Cover and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer broccoli rice to the center of a clean absorbent dish towel. Squeeze and twist the towel to remove as much of the moisture as possible.

  • Mix Cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, onion, egg, bacon, ranch dressing mix, and parsley together in a large bowl. Mix in broccoli rice until mixture sticks together when pressed into a ball.

  • Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture with a small ice cream scoop; form into a ball and press into the shape of a tot using oiled hands. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture.

  • Drizzle olive oil over broccoli tots. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon salt on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, turning halfway with tongs, until golden brown, about 24 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Step 4 is key. The dryer the broccoli rice is, the better the flavor and texture of the broccoli tots will be.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; 15.4 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 1304 mg sodium. 9.1 g carbohydrates; 9.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
These were very good. I liked the combination of the bacon and the ranch dressing. I did not dip them in anything because I thought the flavors were just right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
These were very good. I liked the combination of the bacon and the ranch dressing. I did not dip them in anything because I thought the flavors were just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
These were very good. I liked the combination of the bacon and the ranch dressing. I did not dip them in anything because I thought the flavors were just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
Fabulous.. I didn't have enough cheese so I added an extra egg and I used my favorite turkey peppered bacon. Yes rolling them is time consuming so I tried them in three different shapes.. per recipe in a waffle iron and baked in mini muffin tins. The ones baked per recipe... maybe a few minutes longer came out nice with a nice crunch. The ones in the waffle iron came out darker had a crunch bit didn't have the nice firm center of yumminess.. just crust. The ones baked in mini muffin tins taste just like the rolled ones to me.. with less hassle. You can see the rolled ones in the red dish in my photo and the blue dish held the ones baked in mini tins. Since I dont have little ones who care what they are shaped like I'll use the mini tin since it is less work for me... I will make these again for sure Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2017
These were excellent! They are a bit time consuming but still excellent. As the recipe submitter mentions the key is in step 4. You've really got to get as much moisture out of the broccoli as you possible can. If you think you've got most all of it out but then end up with more than you thought you'll just need to add some extra panko. Again these are excellent and good way to get the kiddos to eat broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2018
Hint: Mix it all up and put it in a ziplock bag. Cut the tip so you can use it like a pastry bag and squirt the tots out to the desired size. Much easier and tidier than forming balls. Delicious but crumbly. The ranch dressing powder really gives is a special flavour. I'm going to have to find some way to make them less crumbly. They fell apart and were difficult to eat. But still delicious eaten with a spoon. Read More