Broccoli and Cheddar Nuggets


These broccoli nuggets are a yummy alternative to chicken nuggets for the kids. I'm not a broccoli fan in general, but these are really tasty.

close up view of two Broccoli and Cheddar Nuggets on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil for brushing, or as needed

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 3 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet with oil.

  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil; add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes. Let broccoli cool at room temperature until cool enough to handle.

  3. Transfer broccoli to a large mixing bowl. Add Cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, eggs, basil, oregano, and garlic powder to broccoli; mix well. Shape into nuggets or fun shapes and arrange onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, flip, and continue baking until heated through and beginning to firm, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
21g Fat
26g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 184mg 61%
Sodium 541mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 64mg 321%
Calcium 445mg 34%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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