Sunday Supper Veggie Sneak {sort of}: Broccoli Cheese Bites

by SimplySharpe on April 14, 2013

A few Sundays ago, I officially started my mission to sneak veggies into the hubs diet. I knew I had my work cut out for me since he already inspects his food for visible consistency issues or foreign colors, leaving me little room to hide anything.

Some of my foodie friends suggested pureeing veggies and adding them to everyday meals like meatloaf and pasta sauce. The same friends tell me that I can’t buy a food processor from Target, which means I’m still without a food processor because where else would I buy one? I think starter appliances are made for clueless cooks like me! Also, I love Target, and the food processor research gives me a good reason to be there more often, but I digress…

Since the first Sunday supper veggie sneak mission was a bust {read more here}, I thought I would try to something new: bribery. Just kidding, my hubby may be picky, but he’s a grown man, and he was willing to try something new if I promised not to poison him. And if we could have ice cream for dessert — bonus!

I pinned these broccoli bites many months back that seemed fitting for the mission.

Broccoli Cheese Bites

I love finding recipes that have only a few ingredients. I tend to be forgetful when I grocery shop, so the simpler the better. These broccoli bites have four ingredients I already had in the house:

– 3 eggs
– 16 oz. of broccoli (bagged or fresh florets)
– 1 and 1/2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
– 1 cup of breadcrumbs

Super simple directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
3. Form into small patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Place in oven for 25 minutes, turning over once at 15 minutes.

Let them cool and enjoy!

Oh yeah, my hubby only ate one. He didn’t hate it, but he didn’t exactly love them either. I think it’s a texture thing for him? I loved them! Super easy and delicious. They felt like a real treat to me since I would never cover broccoli up with anything. I highly recommend them for a picky eater of any age.

What are some other sneaky ways to cook broccoli for picky eaters? I think cheese and breadcrumbs is as good as it gets, but maybe someone out there in blog-land has fried broccoli in cheese and bacon grease, and wants to share the recipe with me?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) June 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Looks so yummy! Pinned! Now make the picture 3 times larger! Work it girl!

SimplySharpe June 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

You are the best! I need to work on my picture skills…I keep forgetting to name them lately. I’m rusty. LOL!

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