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An Easy Kid-Friendly Broccoli Cheese Sticks Recipe

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16
Author Jenn Quillen


  • 16 oz Frozen Broccoli
  • 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a steamer, steam frozen broccoli until tender. Let cool.
  3. 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.
  4. In a large bowl, add bread crumbs, cheese, eggs and broccoli. Mix well.
  5. 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")
  6. 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).
  7. Serve immediately (I think this is when they taste best) or cool and refrigerate or freeze for later.