Vegetarian nuggets

    40 min

    These homemade bite-size broccoli and cheese nuggets are a nice alternative to chicken nuggets!

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed
    • 450g chopped broccoli
    • 120g breadcrumbs
    • 175g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 3 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray with vegetable oil.
    2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to the boil; add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes. Let broccoli cool at room temperature until cool enough to touch.
    3. Transfer broccoli into a large mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs, grated cheese, eggs, basil, oregano and garlic powder to the broccoli; mix. Shape into nuggets or fun shapes and arrange onto the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake in preheated for 15 minutes, flip and continue baking until heated through and beginning to firm up, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    I added some white rice, minced onion, extra cheese, and replaced the garlic powder with garlic salt, and that seemed to keep them from being bland, like other reviewers had mentioned. My husband loved them!  -  20 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Served with ranch as they were a little bland. But, the kids loved them! May use seasoned bread crumbs next time.  -  16 Jun 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a great side for dinner these were! I pulsed the broccoli in a food processor before mixing with other ingredients. They are a little bland by themselves but PERFECT with a dipping sauce. YUM!!  -  26 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)