veggie tots

Fun to make and fun to eat. You can design your own flavours by changing the veggies and adding different herbs or spices.
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Fun to make and fun to eat. You can design your own flavours by changing the veggies and adding different herbs or spices.

Makes: 20
Prep: 25 mins  Cook: 30 mins


  • 1 potato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup cheese
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon, crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. Grate or finely dice the vegetables (with your hands really squeeze out any liquid from the zucchini and potato). You should have about 4 cups of cut/grated veggies
  3. Grate cheese (if not already grated)
  4. Mix together all ingredients. Mixture should come together so you can shape it into tots or nuggets (if mixture is too dry, add a dash of oil or another egg, if too wet, add some bread crumbs). Mix with a spoon and then with your hands
  5. Take a small tablespoons of the mixture and shape into tots with your hands and place on baking tray (smaller size tots, brown up nicely)
  6. Repeat until all tots are made
  7. Cook for 15 minutes and flip
  8. Cook for another 15 minutes or until golden
  9. Serve with your favourite dip or sauce (give sweet chilli sauce a try!)


You can mix up the veggies you use: sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower or pumpkin also work well.

Add some herbs or spices, you can add diced onion, ½ teaspoon of paprika or cumin, some black pepper or ¼cup chopped parsley.

Serve with some tomato salsa. Try making your own quick tomato sauce by combining 1 can diced tomatoes (or 4 fresh tomatoes diced), 1 clove crushed garlic, one grated green apple, 1 teaspoon of sugar in a sauce pan and simmer for 5 minutes.

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