Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Three ingredient Cheesy Broccoli Bites are crispy, flavorful and so easy! These broccoli bites are baked in the oven and are a great side for a weeknight dinner!

overhead shot of broccoli bites on a white plate.

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a hand dipping Cheesy Broccoli Bite into a blue bowl with ranch inside.

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unbaked broccoli bites on a parchment lined copper colored baking sheet.

  • frozen broccoli
  • parmesan cheese
  • cheddar cheese

We are obsessed with these Cheesy Broccoli Bites at our house! Ready in about 20 minutes and only three ingredients, these are so easy to make any day of the week.

Kids love them because they're cheesy, and I love the crispy texture of the broccoli and cheese. They go great with chicken, pork or beef. They're also a great addition to a meatless meal. We love serving them with this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin!

The combo of parmesan and cheddar cheese is perfect and adds so much flavor to the broccoli without adding any extra seasoning. 

They're also great to make ahead and pack in a lunchbox. Reheat if you have a microwave, but they surprisingly taste great cold too. I may or may not have eaten some right from the refrigerator. 

If you love the cheese and broccoli combo, then you'll want to try this Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup, Pasta with Broccoli or Slow Cooker Broccoli Bacon Macaroni and Cheese.

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Baked Cheesy Broccoli Bites on a parchment lined baking sheet.

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use cauliflower instead of broccoli
  • add some crushed red pepper flakes
  • add some dried thyme, rosemary, oregano or basil
  • add some onion and/or garlic powder
  • use a combo of broccoli and cauliflower

Recipe tips:

  • Don't skip squeezing out the excess liquid. This helps the broccoli to get nice and crispy. It adds so much extra flavor.
  • Don't skip the parchment paper. This will ensure the cheese won't stick to the baking sheet.

Cheesy Broccoli Bite being dipped into some ranch in a blue bowl.
Yield 8 servings
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
10 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
30 Min

Cheesy Broccoli Bites


  • 1 - 12 ounce package frozen broccoli
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain in a colander, and squeeze out any excess water.
  3. Divide and place broccoli into 8 piles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten each pile, then sprinkle evenly with the parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese starts browning and the edges are crispy.

Nutrition Facts




5.7 g

Sat. Fat

3.25 g


1.97 g


0.6 g

Net carbs

1.38 g


0.47 g


5.06 g


150.04 mg


16.25 mg

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Baked Cheesy Broccoli Bites on a parchment lined copper baking sheet.

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