Homemade Veggie Tots: A Tasty Snack


Introduce a fun and tasty way to get your kids to love their veggies with our Homemade Veggie Tots! These bite-sized delights are a fantastic alternative to traditional tater tots, packed with a nutritious blend of vegetables. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they're perfect for a snack, side dish, or even a kid-friendly meal. Dip them in your favorite sauce for an extra flavor boost!

Homemade Veggie Tots: A Tasty Snack

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 6-8 tots


  • Mixed Vegetables (carrots, zucchini, broccoli): 500 grams (1.1 pounds), finely grated
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • Breadcrumbs: 100 grams (0.22 pounds)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: 50 grams (0.11 pounds)
  • Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and Pepper: to taste
  • Olive Oil: for frying

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prep Vegetables: Squeeze out excess moisture from the grated vegetables using a clean cloth.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the vegetables, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Form Tots: Shape the mixture into small, bite-sized tots.
  4. Cook: In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry the tots until golden brown on all sides.
  5. Drain: Place the cooked tots on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve: Serve warm with a dipping sauce like ketchup or ranch dressing.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Vegetable Options: Experiment with different vegetables like sweet potatoes or cauliflower.
  • Crispiness: Ensure the oil is hot enough before frying to get a crispy exterior.
  • Baking Option: For a healthier version, bake the tots at 200°C (400°F) until golden brown.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these veggie tots in advance? Yes, prepare the mixture ahead of time and refrigerate. Fry or bake just before serving.
  • How can I make these gluten-free? Use gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond meal as a substitute.
  • Can I freeze these tots? Absolutely! Freeze them before frying or baking, and cook directly from frozen when ready to serve.