When eating a low carb diet like keto, it is important to make sure you are still eating food with a good source of fiber. Broccoli is one of the easiest ways to up your fiber intake… but even if you are the kind of person who loves broccoli, eating it the same old way over and over again can get pretty boring. I am always looking for ways to cook broccoli that keep it fun and interesting – and that I can make in bulk when I meal prep and eat on all week love. These Baked Broccoli Tots are so simple and delicious that I have had to start making a double batch because my family keeps eating them!
If you are eating low carb you can substitute crushed pork rinds for panko. It is really amazing how you can’t even taste the difference once they are cooked! And you can change things up by using different cheeses. I used a pepper jack cheese once to give them some spice! I also like to OVER cook them a little bit so the cheese all nice and crispy. I have even thrown a pinch of garlic in for even more flavor! I love recipes that you can change up every time!
- 1 Large egg
- 2 Cups or 12 ounces uncooked or frozen broccoli
- 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/3 cup finely cubed mozzarella
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs - OR - crushed plain pork rinds
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then remove and shock with cold tap water to stop the cooking process. Drain well.
Chop broccoli roughly and mix thoroughly with the egg, onions, cheese, breadcrumbs/rinds, and seasoning. Press the mixture into a silicone or silicone bottomed ice cube tray.
Freeze for about an hour.
Preheat oven to 400*
Pop the bites out of the ice cube tray and arrange on a cookie sheet. Make sure they are not touching.
Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-24 minutes, turning half way.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!