If you are looking for an appetizer idea for the Super Bowl I have you covered. These cheesy broccoli bites are a quasi healthy option and a great sneaky way to get your kids to eat veggies. While I was cooking these Frances Moon came in the kitchen and said “what smells so good??” She and Sterling both devoured these- although I will say they both like and eat broccoli regularly. These are baked + crunchy + cheesy and so yummy. I served ours with Tessamae’s Ranch I like that it has no sugar and it has a great herby flavor but any Ranch would work well. I also think it could be great with Marinara or Green Goddess Dressing. These are best served warm but are not bad room temperature. If you need more Super bowl Appetizer ideas check out this post. Enjoy!
C H E E S Y B R O C C O L I B I T E S
2 heads Broccoli chopped into bite size pieces
1 cup seasoned Panko breadcrumbs
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I recommend shredding your own and using Cracker Barrel)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon milk
Ranch or Green Goddess dressing for serving
In a bowl mix together panko breadcrumbs, shredded sharp cheddar, grated Parmesan, garlic salt and cayenne. mix well.
In a second bowl whisk together eggs and milk.
Dip each broccoli floret in the egg mixture first and then in the Panko/Cheese mixture. Press and roll the broccoli to ensure the cheese mixture sticks to each piece. Place each piece on a lined and greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees 20 minutes until crispy.