Roasted Broccoli Tots with Cheese Sauce

Ingredients for the Broccoli Tots

1 head broccoli, cut into florets

1 egg

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

¼ cup almond flour

2 Tbsp coconut flour

Salt and pepper to taste


Ingredients for the Cheese Sauce

1 cup raw cashews, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes

3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Salt to taste



1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Place the broccoli florets in a food processor and pulse gently until it looks like “rice.”

3. Place riced broccoli in a bowl and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt. Mix to combine and let sit for 20 minutes.

4. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain broccoli completely, removing as much water as possible. Transfer the broccoli to a large bowl.

5. Add the egg, garlic powder, onion powder, almond flour, and coconut flour. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix to combine.

6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

7. Scoop mixture, 1 Tbsp at a time, and shape into small tots.

8. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.

9. To make the cheese sauce, drain and rinse the cashews.

10. Place the cashews and the remaining ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

11. Season cheese sauce to taste with salt and serve with broccoli tots.

12. Enjoy!


Serves 4-6

Inspired by Paleo Grubs

Judy Gentner