Broccoli Cheese Bites

Broccoli Cheese Bites
Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.
Summary

These bites are a great snack or appetizer, and an excellent way to add more vegetables to your healthy eating plan.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    5 pieces
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    5 pieces
  • Amount per serving Calories 100

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 7g
  • Potassium 420mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
    1
  • heads broccoli (trimmed)
    2
  • egg(s)
    1
  • egg white
    1
  • reduced-fat shredded cheddar or Mexican-style cheese
    1/3 cup
  • bread crumbs
    1/3 cup
  • onion(s) (chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • salt (1/4)
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat one large (or two small) baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. Steam the broccoli for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, until soft. Set aside to cool (for about 10 minutes).

  3. Add the broccoli and remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse to combine. Do not overmix; the mixture should be slightly chunky, not a paste. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.

  4. After resting the mixture, stir it, and scoop and drop by Tbsp.fuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Lightly spray the top of each ball with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the pieces over and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

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