Baked Broccoli Cheese Sticks


  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Steam broccoli until tender. Let cool.
  • Process steamed broccoli in a processor until smooth, about 30 seconds (you may also hand chop or use a potato masher if you don’t have a food processor).
  • Mix processed broccoli, bread crumbs, cheese and eggs in a large bowl.
  • Pour mixture onto parchment lined pan. Flatten into a large rectangle and use a rubber spatula to cut that into 8 sticks. Lastly, half each of these sticks to create 16 total.
  • Bake both sides of the sticks for 15 minutes each (total of 30 minutes). Of course you may bake longer if you like them crispier.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite marinara sauce to dip (optional).

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