Air Fryer Broccoli Cheese Bites make a wonderful appetizer for any party or a fun side dish. The new presentation is sure to get your kids to love broccoli.
Prep Time 50minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 1hour10minutes
Author Meg's Everyday Indulgence
10 oz.fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2cupsshredded cheddar cheese
3/4cupbread crumbs (panko or traditional)
Place broccoli and water in a microwave safe container with a microwave safe lid (if you don't have a lid you can use plastic wrap). Place lid lightly on top or cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave for 4 minutes.
Remove from microwave and allow to cool enough to handle. Chop very finely then place in a bowl. Add egg, cheese, bread crumbs, salt and pepper to the broccoli and mix well. Grab a rimmed baking sheet.
Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoons of the broccoli mixture and squeeze and form into a ball. Set on baking sheet. Continue until you've used all the mixture. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Place broccoli bites in air fryer in a single layer and cook at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes depending on your air fryer. You may need to do this in batches (I did). Cover lightly with foil to keep warm while others are baking.