How to Make Broccoli Cheese Bombs (Kids Will Eat These Up)! by Chef Gigi Gaggero

How to Make Broccoli Cheese Bombs (Kids Will Eat These Up)!

First came mashed potato bombs, and now meet broccoli cheese bombs! Kids love these!

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups steamed broccoli, crowns only
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 of a yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup panko or Italian seasoned breadcrumbs or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Here’s how you make them:

  1. In a food processor, combine the broccoli, onion, parsley and garlic. Pulse the broccoli mixture very fine.
  2. In a bowl or gallon-sized food storage bag add the processed broccoli mixture with all of the remaining ingredients. Mix well with a gloved or slightly wet hands to combine like you would making a meatloaf or meatballs.
  3. Scoop mixture into the palm of your slightly wet hand. Roll the mixture into a ball. Once a ball has formed, begin pressing down on the top and bottom of the ball with your thumbs while pressing in on the sides with your other hand, rotating into a cylinder-like “tot” shape. Semi-freeze for 20-30 minutes to hold shape prior to oven time. You can also leave them in round ball shape and flatten out into discs.
  4. Place onto a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the tops of the tots with an additional bit of canola oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Turn the tots and bake an additional 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown and warmed through. 
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
These look amazing! They're on my list for this weekend! Thanks, Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Laurie Balles Simpson
Adding these to my new recipe collection! They look delicious. Thank you
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
These bombs are the bomb! As is Chef Gigi Gaggero ! And Laurie Balles Simpson - your recipe collection is yummy, well done. I'm going to keep checking back to see what you add and get food ideas, lol! 💗
Laurie Balles Simpson
I've yet to try any but can't wait! I think the broccoli bombs are happening tomorrow!

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