Broccoli Bites

I wanted to share a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for little ones and yourself when it comes to our favorite veggie, broccoli!  I found this recipe a few years ago and made it for the first time for my daughter’s 1st birthday party. I am not a fan of broccoli, unless it’s covered in cheese and that only brings about a “like it” and not “love it!” Yet with that being said, I love this recipe and I’m sure you will too!

-10 oz bag of frozen broccoli 
-2 oz bag of your favorite shredded cheese (I do a blend of mozerrella and cheddar). 
-1 box of Chicken Stuffing Mix (you can doing just the cornbread as well if your spouse accidentally picks it up ?)!
-1 egg (or 2)
– A dash of salt
-A dash of pepper
-Ranch Dressing (optional as a dipping sauce)
Yields about 32-36 pieces
Thaw your bag of brocolli a couple of hours prior or emerge in hot water and then drain. Once done, pour out broccoli out in my cutting board and begin chopping them up in small pieces. Once broccoli is chopped, put it in bowl and basically add all the other ingredients together making sure it’s well blended by spoon or hand. 
After mixing, take about 2 tsp. of the mixture and form into a cross of a ball and patty like shape. Once done place on a greased cooking pan about an inch apart and bake for about 12-15 minutes until golden (see picture below). I actually like a little crust at the bottom!
Hint: If your having trouble getting your mixture to form, put it in the microwave for 30-45 sec so the cheese can melt. 

Now of course I have to make the recipe my own, by adding a few extras not described in the original recipe, however you can add different herbs and spices too if you dare! Another alternative is to add chicken! You can take about 3 chicken tenderloins or 2 breasts and boil them for about 20 min. and once cooled chop up or shred with a fork and add to broccoli mixture. I usually make it twice the size than a regular broccoli bite and add some type of rice seasoned on the side with a salad for a complete meal. 
Let me know how you like these little healthy snack and don’t forget to upload your pictures!