These cheesy baked broccoli tots are like broccoli cheddar soup on steroids. You basically take all of that deliciousness but add a little crunch to it.
The key to making crispy low carb and keto-friendly broccoli cheddar rounds is…. LOTS of cheese and extra baking time. That, and making sure you drain the excess liquid from the broccoli rice.
I’m sure you’ve seen quite a few recipes for broccoli cheese bites, but this recipe is my favorite so far because it’s really simple and low carb.
You’re going to use the broccoli rice (or cauliflower rice) that you find in the frozen section of most grocery stores. Cook it in the microwave according to the package instructions, and then drain the excess liquid.
Mix the cooked and drained broccoli rice with cheddar cheese, one egg and a few tablespoons of almond flour. I also like to season mine with garlic salt. The more garlic, the better! Yum.
Form about 16 little balls and place them evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Smoosh them with your hands to flatten them out a bit.
Bake for about 25 minutes, flipping them over half way through. The longer you bake them, the crispier they get.
Trust me, you DO NOT need to be on a low carb diet to enjoy these.
This quick and easy low carb snack idea is my absolute favorite. Even my kids can't get enough of this cheesy baked broccoli! They are so simple to make with just a few ingredients including frozen broccoli rice.
- 1 (10oz) bag frozen broccoli rice (about 2 cups)
- 2 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese (not the pre-shredded)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- seasoning to taste (I use garlic salt)
Cook the broccoli rice in the microwave according to the package directions. Using a fine strainer, drain and squeeze out as much of the excess liquid as you can; set aside to cool.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together the broccoli rice, shredded cheese, egg, almond flour and seasoning to taste.
Make about 16 small balls with the mixture and place them evenly on your baking sheet. Smoosh them with your hands to flatten them out a bit.
In the center rack, bake for about 15 minutes (or until they start to brown), and then flip them over and contintue baking for another 8-10 minutes.
Eat alone or serve with a low carb sauce.
You can use broccoli rice, cauliflower rice or a mix of both for this recipe.
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