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Cheesy Broccoli Bites – Cheesy Broccoli Snack

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These cheesy broccoli bites are crispy on the outside and warm and tender on the inside. One of the most delicious ways to serve broccoli to your kids!

cheesy broccoli bites

My philosophy is that kids should taste and try different fruits and veggies in a variety of ways. Roasted, raw, pureed, frozen, dried, etc.  This way, kids can learn to enjoy the taste of different foods and mature their palate in a way that will prime them for tasting and trying more. These Cheesy Broccoli bites are a great way to serve your kids broccoli with a different flavor, texture and visual appeal that they may have tried before.

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

This cheesy snack would make a great side dish, appetizer, or even just a veggie packed snack!   If I’m serving it as a side dish, I like to pair these bites with chicken and rice. If I’m serving them as a snack, sometimes I’ll whip up a yummy yogurt based dip to go with them.

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You can also experiment with different add-ins.  Try onions, garlic, pepper, or different types of cheese.

crispy cheesy broccoli bites

How to Make Cheesy Broccoli Bites

You can think of these bites as cute little veggie filled pancakes. The process for making them isn’t very different!

  1. The first step is to steam your broccoli just until soft. This helps the broccoli mix better with the other ingredients and also bring out the sweetness in the broccoli which masks any bitter flavor.
  2. Next, mix all of the ingredients together in a food processor. Make sure you pulse so that you don’t make a ball of mush. You still want to be able to visibly see tiny pieces of broccoli.
  3. Heat a skillet with olive oil to medium high heat.
  4. Scoop small balls of the mixture (I like to use a cookie scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup) and place on your hot skillet. Use a spatula or the bottom of the measuring cup to flatten slightly.
  5. Cook on each side until brown and crispy. These are best when served hot and crispy!

Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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