Broccoli Bites USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
These Broccoli Bites are a delicious combination of broccoli, bread crumbs, and low-fat cheese all baked together.
1 broccoli bite provides 1⁄2 cup vegetable.
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  • Combine broccoli, cheese, egg whites, and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • Using a No. 6 scoop, portion 2⁄3 cup (about 4 oz) broccoli mixture onto a sheet pan (18" x 26" x 1") lined with parchment paper and lightly coated with pan-release spray.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Bake:
    Conventional oven: 375 °F for 25 minutes.
    Convection oven: 350 °F for 15 minutes.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
  • Serve 1 broccoli bite.


Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Bites USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 broccoli bite
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 128mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g6%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin D 2IU13%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide


Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 6 lb 8 oz
About 3 qt 1 cup/25 broccoli bites
50 Servings:
About 13 lb
About 1 gal 2 qt 2 cups/50 broccoli bites