We’ve been doing the same old boring stuff as far as green veggies go lately. Frozen peas, frozen green beans, blah. Nora likes them, but I was looking for a new way to spice things up, so I thought I’d try out a recipe for broccoli cheese bites. Nora loves them.
I thought they were pretty good, too!
Not only were they easy to make with stuff I already had on hand, but they also freeze well and reheat quickly in the toaster oven. I think we have a winner!
Broccoli Cheddar Bites
Based on this recipe
1 lb. broccoli florets, steamed and chopped
1 cup bread crumbs*
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
garlic powder and oregano to taste
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly oil a baking pan with olive oil. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and form into nuggets on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, turning over after 15 minutes.
* I just whizzed a couple of leftover slices of whole wheat bread in the food processor.
** You can use 5 egg yolks instead if you are avoiding egg whites, or substitute veggie purée if you are avoiding eggs altogether.