Move over tater-tots, these Baked Broccoli Bites with a vibrant Turmeric Yogurt Dip will turn anyone in the family into a veggie lover 🙂
These baked broccoli bites are the perfect handheld treat for any dining occasion. Whether it’s for a tailgating party or an informal dinner at home with the kids, everyone is sure to love this easy recipe. Baked with fresh broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, and homemade breadcrumbs, these bites are bursting with flavor and nutrition.
Baked Broccoli Bites
The inspiration for this recipe came when I created these tasty treats for my segment on Good Day Rochester (you can watch the video below)! My son absolutely loved them, and so did everybody on set, so when it was time to harvest all of our broccoli from the garden, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
You can get the original recipe that inspired this one The original recipe can be found here.
I am lucky that my toddler just happens to love broccoli, but for a lot of my mom friends, I know that getting the little ones, and even some adults, to eat and enjoy veggies like broccoli is a challenge. That’s why I love these baked broccoli bites, they are packed with both kale and broccoli, but they don’t taste like it! Now that’s magic 😉
BROCCOLI. Broccoli has always done well for us in the garden, year after year. It grows well and will continue to grow and grow even after you harvest the original crown, meaning that you will have a steady supply of broccoli for months. The unfortunate thing about growing your own broccoli is that they can be overcome with bugs, specifically cabbage worms. We are actively seeking natural ways to combat them, so if you have any good suggestions, please let me know!
Nutrition. It should come as no surprise that broccoli is listed as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Packed with vitamin K & A, chromium, and folate, broccoli is a concentrated source of nutrients. Combined with dietary fiber, broccoli has unique benefits such as the ability to lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation in the body.
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KALE. If you want to get started gardening but don’t know where to start, I suggest kale – it’s pretty hard to mess up! Kale is hearty, it will continue to grow well even if you forget to water sometimes, and actually does better in cooler weather and develops a sweeter taste. You can use the big leaves in cooked dishes like by Greens & Beans Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms and save the smaller, more tender leaves for a dish like this.
Nutrition. Kale is known as a ‘superfood’ because of all the amazing health benefits that it offers us. Studies have shown that kale has the ability to provide the body with risk-lowering benefits for cancer, special cholesterol-lowering benefits, and help the natural detoxification system within the body. One cup of cooked kale provides over 1000% of your daily value of vitamin K and nearly 100% of your daily value of vitamin A & C!
As Featured on Good Day Rochester
These Baked Broccoli Bites were inspired by a recipe I made on my segment for Good Day Rochester, check out the video below! The original recipe can be found here.
- 6 cups of fresh broccoli florets
- 4 cups chopped fresh kale
- 1 small sweet onion, roughly chopped
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 3 farm fresh eggs
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup of homemade breadcrumbs
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Turmeric Yogurt Dip
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ tablespoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ground chipotle peppers
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line 2 baking sheets with foil and set aside.
- Add broccoli to a large pot of cool water and bring to a boil.
- Let broccoli boil for 10 minutes.
- Return heat to low and add fresh kale for 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat, drain the hot water and run under cool water to stop the cooking process.
- Add the broccoli and kale to a food processor and pulse until broken down into large chunks.
- Add the remainder of the ingredients and pulse until everything is blended well.
- Spray the foil-lined baking sheets with cooking spray.
- Carefully add the mixture to the baking sheet by the spoonful, making sure each one is relatively the same size.
- Put into the oven for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, flip with a spatula and return to the oven for another 10, or until golden brown.
- For the Turmeric Yogurt Dip
- Mix the yogurt, turmeric, and chipotle powder until well incorporated.
- Dip the warm baked broccoli bites into the turmeric yogurt dip and enjoy!
I hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine does, and you get some piece of mind knowing that you are feeding them something that is both nutritious and delicious!
If you and your family love this recipe, let me know in the comments section below!
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