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Little Broccoli Bites Recipe
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Little Broccoli Bites

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"These are great little broccoli appetizers shaped into balls that are baked (not fried). They can also be made ahead of time and frozen. Can be served warm or cold. Always a hit with company."

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Original recipe makes 60 bites Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain, and cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, onion, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, margarine and milk. Mix in the broccoli last. Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes. It should thicken, but if not, add a little more bread crumbs. Roll the mixture into small balls, and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and lightly toasted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2004

Broccoli Bites. 5 stars I tried this recipe loved it but changed to fresh broccoli,fresh onion, and instead of poultry seasoning, I used Garlic seasoning,I added fresh caulflower as well as the broccoli and rolled them in dried breadcrumbs,they were terrific, I intend using this recipe at Christmas. Merry Christmas from AUSTRALIA.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 06, 2008

I found this recipe very disappointing. They are very bland and need something to spice them up. They also look very bland and unappetizing. Finally the recipe states they are good warm or cold. I would not recommend serving them room temp/cold. I will not make this recipe again.

Jan 01, 2005

These were a hit at my Christmas party. They are kind of like a meatless meatball...or as someone commented, like a little individual bite of stuffing without the turkey. I wasn't sure how the margarine would mix in with the rest of the ingredients, so I used a pastry blender to cut it directly into the 2 cups of bread crumbs before adding that to the rest of the ingredients. I also added just a little oregano for extra flavor. After adding the milk, I let the mixture soak for about a 1/2 hour before forming into balls. It would probably be OK to let this mixture sit in the refrigerator for hours before forming into the balls if it fits your schedule better. Next time I make it, I might reduce the amount of margarine to 1/3 cup--I just didn't see the need for that much margarine. Also, I had no problem with the final product sticking to the pan after baking as others commented. Maybe they used "reduced fat" margarine (I did not). Next time I think I might try adding crumbled cooked bacon in with the mixture. That would add a little more flavor, although I thought the flavor was fine as it was. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 31, 2007

OK, I played with this recipe! For one thing I thought they were bland, so after I had baked three, to sample, I added a healthy dash of Hot Sauce. Sampled again and still thought they lacked something. So I tried them with salsa. I liked that. So I baked some more and flattened the balls in order to have more area for the Salsa! I may try this recipe again, but I will certainly play around with more spices and perhaps cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. I did prefer the flattened product. It is a fine basic recipe, and easily changed to accommodate personal taste.

Dec 04, 2004

YES 5 stars! Be sure though to grease the cookie sheet very well as my first batch stuck a little. I also cut back on the onion just a tad and next time I'll use fresh onion as suggested by the other reviewer. I think too that if one doesn't have any plain bread crumbs, seasoned stuffing could be used and cut back on the other spices? Thank you and I just love this site. Happy cooking and a blessed Christmas to all.

Jan 19, 2012

These were great and toddler-approved. They don't scream "You're eating broccoli" and they're portable (in fact, my oldest daughter wants them in her lunchbox). Be sure your broccoli is drained well. I simplified the preparation by chopping everything together in my food processor, scooping balls of the "dough" with a cookie scoop, and placing on the baking sheet. I did bake them longer than stated, for approximately 25 minutes. I look forward to making these again and adding different ingredients to get a variety of flavors: Spinach & feta, red pepper & goat cheese, and adding red pepper to the original recipe would be perfect for Christmas! These would also be good with some added garlic. Thanks for a fun, versatile recipe!

Jan 01, 2007

These are great! I used fresh broccoli, and I am sure I had much more than the recipe called for, so they were filled with broccoli. The breading mix just held them together. These were a big hit last night. However, I will have to say they are NOT good when they get cold - hot out of the oven ONLY.

Oct 13, 2007

Made thesew/cheddar since that's what I had. Very good and easy. Served some brown mustard ont he side for dipping/


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  • Calories
  • 136 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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