It is not always easy to make children eat vegetables. Mine are teenagers now, but they still love this recipe of broccoli and cheese nuggets that I have been making for them since they were little. These delicious broccoli and cheese nuggets are not difficult to prepare and they take little time. This recipe is eaten very well as light lunch, as a side dish, and even as a snack. You can serve it as is, but accompanied with a dip it is even tastier. Here are some examples of dip that go very well with these broccoli and cheese nuggets: ranch dip, Asian dip, sour cream, and salsa.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix broccoli, Cheddar cheese, eggs, and bread crumbs together in a large bowl. Roll into small balls with your hands. Flatten the balls into thick patties and place on the baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Flip patties over and continue baking until opposite side is golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 10.7g 22% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 76.2mg 25% DV; sodium 256.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition