Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Nuggets totally rock

February 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

James came home early on account of the snow, so I spent my afternoon making these broccoli cheddar cheese nuggets while James entertained Liam. They were a bit labor-intensive, and by the time I had them finished Liam was down for his afternoon nap. But I just sampled a few, and if Liam doesn’t wake up soon, he won’t get to try any! Actually, this made a ton, so I’m sure there will be some left for him to try at dinner. But if he doesn’t like them, I won’t mind. More for me! I’m not even a huge fan of broccoli, but I could eat these all day.

Here’s the recipe from, great for toddlers and grownups alike! One note: best to eat them right away. We discovered they’re not nearly as good reheated.

Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Nuggets


1 16-oz  Package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained, and chopped

1 cup Seasoned bread crumbs (you could try using baby cereal if you want, we know it works well with “baby meatballs”)

1 ½ cups Shredded cheddar cheese (please use real cheese and not a “processed cheese food” product.  Try tomato & basil cheddar.)

3  Large eggs – Most pediatricians say it’s ok to use whole egg in a baked good when baby is over 8-9 months old without allergies. We would recommend that you substitute 5 egg yolks for the whole eggs if serving this to those under 1 yr.  Ask YOUR pediatrician.


1. Heat oven to 375 and lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.

2. Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.
*Add seasonings if you  like – garlic powder, pepper, extra basil & oregano for example

3. Shape mixture into nuggets or fun shapes such as squares or squigglies etc..and place on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turn nuggets over after 15 minutes. Serve warm

Suitable for those who have had the ingredients and for those who can handle texture and mash foods with their gums.  Great for Moms & Dad too


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