Baked Zucchini Carrot Tots
One bite of Baked Zucchini Carrot Tots, and you'll forget all about traditional tater tots! These bites are loaded with veggies, plus a little cheese, for a wonderfully savory side or snack that your kids will love as well. And yes they are baked, not fried, so you can eat them without the guilt
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 18 veggie tots
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet
Place shredded zucchini in a couple of paper towels or a piece of cheesecloth, and squeeze out as much water as possible
Add zucchini, carrots, red onion, Panko, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses to a large bowl and toss together. Add oregano, basil, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and toss together. Stir in egg, and combine fully
I use 1 1/2 Tablespoon of the mixture for each tot. Scoop into hands, and press mixture together to help them hold together. Don't worry about getting the perfect shape!
Spray parchment paper lightly with cooking spray. Place tots on top, and spray very lightly again.
Bake tots for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp. Flip tots after 10 minutes, so both sides get golden brown.
Serve immediately. YIELD: 18-20 TOTS
Zucchini has a lot of water. Make sure to squeeze as much of the water out as possible, using paper towels or cheesecloth.
I use 1 1/2 Tablespoons per tot. Want them a little smaller? Use 1 Tablespoon. A little bigger? Use 2 Tablespoons. Don't forget to adjust the cooking time slightly if you make larger or smaller tots.
Turn the tots after 10 minutes, so both sides get golden brown.
Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 98mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1925IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg