Broccoli Bites

Going green for tonight’s St. Patty’s festivities! That’s right, we’re finally going out for St. Patrick’s day. We have an overnight sitter and we’re ready to party! Back to the broccoli bites. We’re having some friends over before our big night on the town, and I needed a quick and easy snack. These are not only festive, but really good. They’re full of veggies and make a great healthy snack. I think I may just need to make some extras for a snack later this week.

broccoli bites


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broccoli bites


  • 1 medium head of broccoli, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 small carrot , peeled and shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup of panko or bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Steam broccoli pieces for a few minutes, until they turn a nice bright green. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Shape into bite size broccoli balls.
  • Bake on parchment paper for about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

nutritional fact - broccoli bite

31 thoughts on “Broccoli Bites

  1. Kim, I saw your post on my Door to Door Organics weekly order page! Can’t wait to make as an appetizer for dinner tonight! Take care, and be well.

  2. these were pretty yummy, made them last night, but they are missing something… something to dip them in, or maybe a spice mixture in the ball itself? could you suggest something I could add next time? we tried dipping in bbq sauce but that wasn’t it.

  3. they are awesome I bake them yesterday for dinner and, I complemented them with a sour cream, olives and black olives, and they taste fabulous.

    1. Funny! My daughter always says “Everything tastes great with cheese”. She is absolutely right! We love veggies with some cheese!

  4. These were great. My kids loved them, even my by broccoli haters loved them. Thanks for the wonderful recipe, it will be a regular for us now.

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with an egg substitute. Maybe ground white chia seeds or hemp seeds and water, or pureed tofu. If you try it let me know how it works out:)

    1. You could try feta. Feta doesn’t really melt though. I think parmesan cheese would also taste great!

  5. 118 calories per ball? Love this recipe, but, wish there was a way to adjust or substitute some of the ingredients for less calorie count per serving.{unfortunately, cannot limit myself to 1 ball 😉 }

  6. I used frozen broccoli and cooked it five minutes in the microwave. Then I put all the ingredients in the food processor. Voila! Easy. Yummy. I dipped them in chipotle ranch sauce.

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