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October 2, 2015

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup #CrockPotFriday

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup #CrockPotFriday
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Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup Cooler weather means soup recipes are on the menu more often. If you love Panera Bread Broccoli Cheddar soup then you are going to love my Crock Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe. My daughter loves Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup and she has been pestering me to make it at…

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Broccoli & Cheese Nuggets Recipe

broccoli nuggets make an awesome school or office lunch! gluten free, dairy free versions too.

Nuggets just got better. Broccoli now has a new fun way of appearing in your dinner plates and lunchboxes other than steamed. This Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets Recipe will revolutionize the way you serve broccoli at your house.

When in doubt, make nuggets” was my friend Anne’s advice when I asked her how else I could make veggies appealing to my kids.  It seemed easy enough, right? But how exactly do you turn things like broccoli into a nugget?

I’ve seen veggie nuggets in the freezer isle at Whole Foods but at $ 6 for a small bag it seemed expensive. Plus, one of the brands had soy (an ingredient I avoid in our home) and most had gluten as well. For a few weeks, I tinkered with the broccoli mixture until it held together well. The result was a kid approved recipe made with easy to find ingredients.

In the dozens of emails I receive daily, many parents ask for help to feed their kids more veggies. I always say that you have to try the same vegetable in many different ways. Vegetables have a crunchy texture that changes greatly depending on how you cook them. Some even smell different, like broccoli and cauliflower.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can finely chop the broccoli by hand, in a blender, or in one of those mini choppers. I’m a one-bowl-and-done kind of gal so I opted for the food processor.

While my daughter now loves steamed broccoli, that wasn’t always the case. My boys still refuse to eat broccoli, but one of them will eat these nuggets without a fuss. Maybe it’s because I call them Shrek Nuggets, but either way, he tolerates them.

Sure, 4-6 nuggets might not be as much broccoli as we’d like our kids to eat; but the reality is that it’s better than no broccoli and every little bit of veggies count towards a serving.

If you can roll out meatballs, you can make these nuggets. Check out how easy they are to make in this video.

If you think that nuggets are just for kids, you are mistaken. I’ve eaten my share of nuggets in the office packed for lunch. You can either pack them at room temperature in a lunchbox or heated inside a thermos.

You’ll find the recipe for the classic version, a gluten free, and a dairy free version. It’s crucial that you season these nuggets because without seasoning, they are pretty bland.

What are some interesting ways you serve up vegetables at your house?

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Broccoli & Cheese Nuggets Recipe
Author: Laura Fuentes
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons favorite seasoning mix (Italian or Creole)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

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Gluten Free Broccoli & Cheese Nuggets Recipe
Author: Laura Fuentes
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons favorite seasoning mix (Italian or Creole)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

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Dairy Free Broccoli & Cheese Nuggets Recipe
Author: Laura Fuentes
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons favorite seasoning mix (Italian or Creole)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast, yellow mustard, and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

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