Broccoli and Cheese Patties

Mamas seem to always be looking for ways to get their little ones to eat more veggies— at least I am! My little guy eats some veggies very willingly, but others seem to be more of a challenge. Thanks to this recipe on wholesomebabyfood, we’ve found a tasty way to get our toddler to gobble up his greens. It’s a quick four ingredient meal that is easy to freeze… and surprise, surprise… they’re actually delicious! I enjoy them myself from time to time.


  • 16 oz. cooked, drained and chopped broccoli (as small as you think your baby needs it)
  • 1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs (if I’m out of bread crumbs, I’ll just throw some day old bread in the mini-chopper and make my own)
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese (any kind will work, but we love colby-jack)
  • 3 large eggs (or 5 whites)

To make:

Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain and chop. If you’re making your own breadcrumbs, throw them into your food processor.

Combine all four ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon or your hands.

Shape into nuggets, patties or any other fun shape. I’ve used star and heart cookie cutters before.

Place patties on a parchment paper-lined jelly roll pan or cookie sheet.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes (turn over after 15 minutes). Enjoy!

This usually makes 9-12 patties, depending on the size. I keep them in the freezer and take out one or two at a time for a quick meal for my little guy on nights when I don’t feel like cooking.

Bon Appetit!

6 Responses to Broccoli and Cheese Patties

  1. These are so delicious! I made them for my son for lunch, and I ate just as many as he did :)

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  3. Hi - I can’t wait to make this recipe. You’re going to laugh because I am more interested in making them for my picky eater husband than for me kids. LOL!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Can’t wait to try these with my kids! Can you share your freezing instructions?

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