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Baby Finger Food - Broccoli and Cheddar Nuggets

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“My son LOVES these! I found it on and I am posting it here for safe keeping. These are really simple to make, don't cost a lot and kids will inhale them! They are recommended for babies that are 6 months and older, but they also advise speaking to your pediatrician before starting your baby on solids. Also, remember to follow the RULE OF FOUR (wait 4 days after introducing new foods) and make sure your baby has had no allergic reactions to any of the foods in this recipe before serving it!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, cooked, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (I used store bought crumbs but you could probably use homemade)
  • 1 12 cups real cheddar cheese, shredded (avoid using processed cheese food)
  • 3 large eggs (check with your pediatrician before feeding eggs to a baby under 1 year or see note at end of recipe) or 5 egg yolks (check with your pediatrician before feeding eggs to a baby under 1 year or see note at end of recipe)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil and set aside.
  3. Combine all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Before mixing, add seasonings if you like - garlic powder, pepper, basil & oregano for example.
  5. Shape mixture into nuggets or fun shapes such as squares or squigglies etc.and place on baking tray.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning nuggets over after 15 minutes. Serve warm.
  7. Be sure to crumble these if your baby needs.
  8. (Note: If your baby cannot have eggs, you can substitute a jar of vegetable puree. Carrot works well).
  9. These may also be frozen for up to a week. Reheat in oven the same way you prepared them and allow plenty of time to cool before serving them to your little one.

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