Broccoli bites

My little Peanut, as you may have heard, is NUTS for broccoli. Like, a crazy woman. I actually thought I didn’t like broccoli for years and years — it was roasted broccoli that won me over, and now I just love it in general. Since Peanut loves broccoli all the time any time, I was looking for some new ways to prepare it to give her a little variety. These turned out to be so good that we both ate them! I dipped mine in a little ranch dressing; quite tasty!

Broccoli bites

Yield: about a dozen


  • 8 ounces chopped broccoli, drained well
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then scoop out with a cookie scoop, gently shaping into patties on a parchment-lined cookie sheet
  3. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes; flip them over and bake for another 10

Since Peanut is ALL ABOUT THE BROCCOLI I would love to hear more broccoli ideas! How do y’all use it?

6 thoughts on “Broccoli bites

  1. Ooh I need to make my all time favorite comfort food and bring it over. Broccoli-cheese-rice casserole. Peanut and I can clean out the entire dish! I’ve also made Leah’s (Sohowsitaste)broccoli pesto pasta before too that’s yummy.

  2. We have a standby broccoli casserole recipe that we go with every christmas and thanksgiving. The family-sized-including-about-10-servings-of-leftovers version is 3 cups cooked white rice (from 1 cup of the bagged stuff), a smallish container of heavy cream, (a pint, maybe? 1/2 and 1/2 works also.) a large can cream of chicken soup, 2 lbs cooked broccoli, and loads of the cheese of your choice. (1 cup of sharp cheddar is nice here). 350 for 30 minutes, and top with crumbled Ritz crackers. We’ll eat off that for a week.

  3. Oooh, I’ll have to make these sometime. I bed Elliott would like them.

    PS. Have you tried a Broccoli Quinoa Chicken Casserole? I’ve seen various recipes floating around, and I finally made it. So good!

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