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Baked Zucchini Carrot Tots - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade
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5 from 22 votes

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
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Vegetable Tots, Vegetable Tots, Zucchini Carrot Tots
Servings: 18 veggie tots
Calories: 36kcal
Author: Karyl


  • 2 cups zucchini, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 3 Tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper


  • 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.