Broccoli Bites (for the kid who won’t eat his veggies)

May 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

Broccoli Bites

I just bought a new baking pan from Demarle at Home and am trying it out on many of my house favorite recipes.  I usually make this Broccoli Bite recipe by cooking them like a patty in olive oil.   This new way allows for less fat which makes them more healthy.  If you don’t have a Demarle medium tartlet pan as I do, you can just bake them on a cookie sheet or cook them in a little olive oil (still a family favorite this way).  My son eats these first when they are served at dinner time and ALWAYS asks for a second helping.  Yippee!!

  • 2 cups cooked broccoli
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Emeril’s Essense (LOVE this seasoning!  You must get some.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Cook broccoli in microwave until tender (usually 3 – 5 minutes depending on microwave).  Once cooked, set aside to cool.  When cool, place broccoli into food processor.  Add all remaining ingredients except the bread crumbs.  Pulse to combine.  Turn out mixture into bowl and add the bread crumbs.  Stir to mix in bread crumbs.  Place a spoonful of mixture into each Demarle medium tartlet pan cup.

Fill each cup to the top.  Add a small sprinkle of parmesan cheese to the top of each one.  Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes before serving.  Should be able to make 12-14 bites with this recipe.

Don’t forget – You can also make these into patties and cook them in a pan with a few tablespoons of olive oil.  Thought I had a picture of them fried up but cannot seem to find it.  Will keep looking…

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