Zucchini Parmesan Tots

5 from 2 votes

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Does your kid like tater tots? Try making these zucchini tots, hopefully they will be a hit! They are super delicious, and give a healthy dose of zucchini!

My toddler is obsessed with tater tots. He wants them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I wanted to make a healthier version, and knew zucchini would be a perfect way to make that happen! With just 5 ingredients you can make these delicious, healthier version of tater tots! I love to add these as a side with chicken nuggets (another one of my toddlers favorites)

What You Will Need

  1. Medium sized zucchini- you can either peel the skin off, or leave it on (I peeled it to make the tots less of a green color.)
  2. Panko bread crumbs
  3. Parmesan cheese-the cheese binds the tots together and gives delicious flavor.
  4. 1 egg-to bind the tots
  5. Garlic powder-I love how this makes the tots taste

Substitutions

  1. Egg-use a store bought egg replacer, or 1 flax egg.

Process

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grate the zucchini. I used a food processor to do this. You can either leave the skin on, or peel it before.
  3. Use a paper towel to squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini. Do this several times.
  4. To a large bowl, add all the ingredients. Stir together.
  5. Form the mixture into tots.
  6. Put the tots on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the tots start to brown.

Storage

You can keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. You can also freeze for up to 2 months!

Recipe Video

Notes

-I like the grate the zucchini first, because it has less of a green color that way. You definitely don’t have to grate, you can leave the skin on!

-Make sure to squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini. You will probably need to squeeze it out with a paper towel 3-4 times.

-Serve with any dipping sauce you choose!

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5 from 2 votes

Zucchini Parmesan Tots

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 tots

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Grate the zucchini. I used a food processor to do this. You can either leave the skin on, or peel it before.
  • Use a paper towel to squeeze the liquid out of the zucchini. Do this several times.
  • To a large bowl, add all the ingredients. Stir together.
  • Form the mixture into tots.
  • Put the tots on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the tots start to brown.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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