Cheesy Broccoli Gems


Makes 30
Difficulty Easy
Preparation 20 MINS
Cooking 20 MINS
These vegetarian style nuggets are full of cheesy goodness, the kids won't even realise the broccoli is there….well almost.


1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley
salt and pepper, to taste
1 egg lightly beaten
Handy Tips
To "pulse" in the food processor is to use short bursts of power (most food processors do have a pulse button, otherwise use the on/off switch) to chop the food. It prevents over processing so ingredients don't become too fine.


  1. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then refresh in iced water. Drain well. Place all the ingredients except for the egg in a food processor and ‘pulse’ until finely chopped and combined. Add the egg and pulse to combine. 
  2. Shape approximately 2-3 teaspoons of the mixture, into nugget shapes and place on a baking paper lined tray. 
  3. Spray the gems with oil and bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with sour cream or thick yoghurt. 

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