Recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Bites

broccoli bites

Broccoli-Cheddar Bites

9 months + up

Makes approx. 20 bites

  1. 1 medium head of broccoli, cut into small florets (about 1/2 lb.)

  2. 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  3. 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free, if necessary)

  4. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  5. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375.

Boil broccoli until cooked through and soft.  Remove from water and submerge into ice water to stop the cooking process.  Drain and place in a food processor, pulse until very coarsely chopped.  Place broccoli in bowl, add remaining ingredients.  Mix until combined. Add more breadcrumbs if the mixture seems too sticky.

With damp hands, form the mixture into bites.  Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.  Store in fridge for up to 3 days or freezer for up to 2 months.

Variations: add cooked potatoes, cauliflower or white beans to the mixture.

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