Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheddar Broccoli Bites

I am always looking for new ways to try to get my youngest son to eat vegetables.  I serve vegetables for dinner every night but he still won't eat them.  Even though he won't eat these, the rest of us loved them so they are going to go in the "keep" box.  

Ingredients:

  • About 3 Cups of Broccoli (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 2/3 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
Makes about 10 pieces
Serves about 5 people

Steam broccoli, but be careful not to over cook it because it still goes in the oven for 25 minutes.  
In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix well.  After broccoli has cooked rinse with cold water to cool it and drain well.

 Add in broccoli and combine.  Form ingredients into small patties.  You don't have to press together just form them loosely.  Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 375.  Flip the bites after 15 minutes and finish.
Remove from oven and serve hot.

I served with Pretzel Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken and Parmesan Pilaf. 

This recipe was featured on our 30 Days of Dinners June Menu, Make sure to check out all of the other great recipes on this month's menu!