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broccoli nuggets with a slice of lemon on an orange plate

Broccoli nuggets

Everyone loves nuggets - especially when they are as tasty and healthy as these ones made with broccoli!


Serves: 6 (5 nuggets per serve)

To prep: 15 Minutes

To cook: 35 Minutes

Difficulty: Average

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy : 429kJ

  • Protein: 8.8g

  • Total fat: 3.3g

  • - saturated fat: 1.5g

  • Carbohydrate: 7.2g

  • Fibre: 4.0g

  • Sodium: 153mg


  • 2 medium heads broccoli, cut into florets (save the stalks, finely chop and add them to soup for a nutrition boost!)
  • 1/4 cup brown onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely ground breadcrumbs
  • 1 large Community Co* free range egg
  • 1/4 cup Community Co* Grated Parmesan Cheese*Community Co eggs and cheese can be found at IGA. Please note any brand of eggs or parmesan cheese work just as well.


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the broccoli florets and cook until tender, this should take about 5 minutes. Drain, and add into a food processor. Pulse until chopped into small pieces.
  • Add 3 cups of the broccoli to a bowl with egg, parmesan, onion and breadcrumbs. Stir to combine.
  • The kids can help you form nuggets from about 1 tbsp of the mixture. Press the mixture into a cookie cutter to form a shape or simply roll them up! Place onto a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for a little before enjoying with your favourite dipping sauce.