These also freeze really well. Just pop them in the microwave on 50% power and pair as a finger food side dish with your main meal! They make a great snack for toddlers and the recipe uses only four ingredients, so you can whip these up any time!
Broccoli Cheese Sticks Recipe
An Easy Kid-Friendly Broccoli Cheese Sticks Recipe
- 16 oz Frozen Broccoli
- 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 3 eggs
Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a steamer, steam frozen broccoli until tender. Let cool.
Place the cooked broccoli in a food processor with a standard "s" blade. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. If you do not have a food processor, you can use a potato masher or hand chopper.
In a large bowl, add bread crumbs, cheese, eggs and broccoli. Mix well.
Pour mixture onto parchment lined pan. Shape into a large rectangle (mine was about 8" x 12") With a rubber spatula, cut into 8 sticks (1-1/2" x 8") and then cut those 8 in half to create 16 sticks (1-1/2" x 4")
Bake for 15 minutes and turn over. Bake for another 15 OR if you want them crispier, bake an additional 5 minutes at a time until the desired crispness. (I baked mine 30 minutes total, 15 on each side).
Serve immediately (I think this is when they taste best) or cool and refrigerate or freeze for later.