Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Broccoli Bites for Kids
File this under the Onion Soup Mix Recipe category, though there is no Lipton onion soup mix in site.
I may even serve these at my next dinner party, they were that good!
While babysitting for my 6 year old picky eater niece, I had to come up with a good lunch that would be fun for the two of us to make together.
She is not a big broccoli fan (or any vegetable fan), but I told her we would add melted gooey cheese and form the patties with our hands. She was sold.
Please don't laugh when you read this recipe, it is terrific and easy.
This would be a great vegetarian dinner along with a soup or salad.
I made it my own by adding homemade breadcrumbs and fresh chopped steamed broccoli along with lowfat mozzarella cheese mixed with the cheddar.
Broccoli Cheese Bites (adapted from My Tasty Treasures & WholeSomeBabyFood.com):
16 oz. package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained of liquid (I used fresh steamed broccoli)
1 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
salt & pepper
1 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
With your hands, form small patties and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375F for 25 minutes, turning the patties after the first 15 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy!
Silly rabbit, Trix aren't just for kids!