Cheesy Broccoli Bites
Crispy on the outside, warm and tender on the inside!
This broccoli bites recipe is delicious and a fan favourite for many family members… it’s even kid friendly! It’s a great veggie side that compliments many meals and can even be eaten as an appetizer or veggie packed snack. The warm gooey cheese on the inside pairs deliciously with the breaded crispy texture on the outside. Feel free to experiment with whatever different veggies or types of cheese you have on hand. Try swapping out the broccoli for cauliflower, zucchini or even carrots depending on what you have. Enjoy!
What You Need
Broccoli Bites Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups broccoli
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- Pepper to taste preference
- ½ cup cheese of choice – cheddar, gouda, Havarti, Swiss
How to Make the Broccoli Bites Recipe:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Boil water and cook broccoli until tender. Drain and let cool.
- In a food processor or blender add broccoli and all remaining ingredients. Blend until broccoli is well chopped. If the dough is still very wet add some flour 1 tbsp at a time until dough comes together.
- Using your hands or a spoon form into bit size tots. Place on a parchment-lined baking try. Cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway until lightly brown on both sides.
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Nutrients per serving:
19 g Carbohydrate
11.5 g Protein
6.8 g Fat
1.2 g Fiber
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Would frozen cauliflower rice work in place of the broccoli? Would I need to cook it first? Thanks!
Hi Francesca, I personally have never tried it with cauliflower but I’m sure it would work well and taste just as delicious with the cauliflower as it does with broccoli. However I would not use it straight from frozen as it holds water and thus once it thaws it can make the mixture too wet. I would thaw/cook it, drain the water and then use it. Let us know how it goes!