Broccoli Cheddar Nuggets | Kids Friendly


These finger foods are not messy. They freeze well so you can make a big batch and save them. This is the perfect way to hide greens from picky eaters. (I remember when my 2 years old toddler preferred to eat a block of parmesan cheese for dinner rather than a meal, these nuggets came in handy!)

The cheese adds so much flavor, toddlers think they are getting treats!

Broccoli Cheddar Nuggets | Kids Friendly

Finger food for kids and adults
Course Appetizer, kidsfriendly, lunch, snacks
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese, kids, snacks, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 small bites
Author mixingbowlnyc


  • 8 oz broccoli florets or crowns or find broccoli with less stem.
  • ¾ C shredded cheddar cheese alternative: you can buy a block of cheddar cheese, and chop them in a food processor.
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ C breadcrumbs


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F
  • Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. Add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes
  • Strain cooked broccoli, and let them cool.
  • After they are cooled, chop them finely with a knife.
  • Mix chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, eggs, and breadcrumbs in a mixingbowl.
  • Mix them well, and using an ice cream scoop, place them on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the nuggets for 15 minutes, rotate the pan and continue bake for another 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  • You can check if the nuggets are done, by checking if they are not mushy in the inside when you cut them in half.

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