Want healthy meals your kids will love?

Crunchy Broccoli


Crunchy Broccoli

5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 177kcal


  • 3 cup broccoli, florets
  • 1 large egg
  • 5 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper/chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Cut and steam broccoli until it is soft but not mushy.
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg and then add cheese, flour, minced garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes (optional).
  • Add broccoli to mixture and mash with a hand masher, trying to leave some chunky pieces. Then, fold together until well mixed.
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add broccoli mixture 2 tablespoons at at time, forming patties. Heat until browned, then flip.
  • Once browned on both sides, transfer to a plate covered with paper towels (allowing excess oil to be absorbed). Allow to cool a bit, then enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Mention @SuperHealthyKids or tag #SuperHealthyKids!


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 441mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

Learn More about Natalie

Leave a Comment:
Did you make this recipe? Leave a review!

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating


5 stars
I’m shocked no one has raved about these yet! My broccoli hating husband and teen loved these as did our six year old (he’s a toss up). My husband adds extra salt seasoning, dip, or sugar to EVERYTHING I make that is semi-healthy and he was so in love with these. After 9 years, this is the first broccoli side recipe he’s enjoyed!