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No-Waste Broccoli Veggie Nuggets

Amber Gray
These no-waste, bite-sized veggie nuggets are a simple way to get more veggies onto your child’s plate. Don’t discard those broccoli stems! Turn them into these easy veggie nuggets for a treat your kids will love. Grab your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Nut Free
Servings 10
Calories 122 kcal


  • 1 medium head broccoli stem and florets, chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add broccoli and carrots to food processor or blender. Blend until well chopped. Add eggs, 1¼ cups panko, mozzarella cheese, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Blend until well combined, scraping sides as needed. Stir in ¼ cup panko and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
  • In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup panko and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Roll batter into small 1-inch balls. Roll in panko blend, coating all sides.
  • Place veggie balls onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Gently push down to form nuggets.
  • Bake 10 minutes, flip, and bake an additional 2 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.


Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7gFat: 4gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 360mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
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