Baked Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Bites
Picture yourself biting into a crispy, flavorful nugget of broccoli goodness – that’s what these Baked Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Bites are all about. This recipe is a delightful twist on traditional broccoli preparations. Whether you’re trying to sneak more greens into your diet or searching for a crowd-pleasing appetizer, these bites are sure to impress.
- 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the fresh broccoli florets, grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and optional red pepper flakes. Toss everything together until the broccoli is evenly coated.
- Dip each broccoli floret into the beaten egg, ensuring it’s well coated, then roll it in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the coating.
- Place the coated broccoli bites onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
These Baked Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Bites are a fantastic way to make broccoli irresistibly delicious. With a crispy exterior and a tender interior, they are perfect as a side dish or appetizer. The combination of garlic, Parmesan, and breadcrumbs creates a delightful flavor profile that will have everyone reaching for seconds. Serve them at parties, game nights, or as a side for your family dinners, and watch them disappear in no time!
Nutrition per serving: Calories 132 | Fat 5g | Carbohydrates 15g | Protein 7g | Fiber 2g
Picture yourself sharing these tasty bites with friends and family, creating lasting memories around the dinner table. These Baked Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Bites are more than just a snack; they’re a culinary experience you’ll want to relive over and over again.