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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
34 mins
10 mins
1 hr 14 mins
4 servings


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


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

  • 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

290 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fat 19.6g; cholesterol 78.6mg; sodium 1577.8mg. Full Nutrition