Broccoli Recipes For Babies And Toddlers

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Broccoli is bursting with vitamins and antioxidants that are great for little ones and their development. Here are some simple broccoli recipes for babies and toddlers that are a great way of getting in that nutrient-dense veggie!

Broccoli recipes for babies and toddlers.

Broccoli is that veggie that every parent seems to want their child to eat, but getting them to love it always seems like a challenge. Here are some recipes that may help your little ones to love the veggie a little more! Of course, I can’t guarantee that your little one will develop a newfound appreciation for it, but these are some fun ways to incorporate it into some simple meals!

Broccoli For Babies (First Food)

Broccoli is a wonderful first food for babies! It was actually the very first food that I offered my son Kai when we began baby-led weaning. To safely serve a piece of broccoli as a first food, steam it until it can easily be smooshed between your fingers. Try to serve a piece with a longer stem that your baby can use as a handle to eat. You can season broccoli pieces with butter and salt-free seasonings to give it a little more flavor for your little one. But if you’re looking for some other fun ways of incorporating it into your little’s one diet, I’ve got you covered with these recipes below!

Broccoli And Cheese Pinwheels

These pinwheels come together quickly and make a great lunch or dinner option for the whole family! Puff pastry is a great texture for babies to eat and the combo and you can add in some chicken for some extra protein!

Broccoli and cheese pinwheels served with broccoli and roasted corn.
BROCCOLI AND CHEESE PINWHEELS
Broccoli and cheese pinwheels served with raspberries and mixed veggies.
4.93 from 14 votes

Broccoli and Cheese Pinwheels

These broccoli and cheese pinwheels are so simple to make for a filling, delicious lunch or dinner the whole family can enjoy!
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Broccoli And Cheese Bites

These little bites and the perfect size for small hands. They freeze and reheat well for a quick lunch option during a busy week!

Broccoli and cheese bites served with broccoli and sliced carrots
BROCCOLI AND CHEESE BITES
Broccoli and cheese stacked on top of each other
4.74 from 15 votes

Broccoli and Cheese Bites

These broccoli and cheese bites are great for minimal mess eating, and are great for on the go! They are also great to pack for lunchboxes and freezer friendly!
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BRoccoli Patties

These patties are crisp on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. They can be made in the air-fryer or oven and can easily be made egg-free!

Broccoli patties served with carrots and tomatoes.
BROCCOLI PATTIES
Air fried broccoli patties.
5 from 10 votes

Broccoli Patties

These broccoli patties are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. They freeze well and are a fun way to incorporate broccoli into a meal!
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Chicken And Broccoli Meatballs

These meatballs are great to snack on as is or simmered into your favorite pasta sauce! They’re moist, tender, and never dry!

Chicken and broccoli meatballs served with marinara sauce.
CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI MEATBALLS
Chicken and broccoli meatballs served with marinara sauce.
4.97 from 28 votes

Chicken And Broccoli Meatballs

These chicken and broccoli meatballs are great served on their own or dipped into your favorite marinara sauce. Packed with a serving of broccoli, they are a great source of protein and veggies!
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Broccoli & Cheese Quesadilla

Adding broccoli to a classic cheese quesadilla is such an easy way to upgrade it! Just steam a few broccoli florets, finely chop them, and sprinkle them on top of some cheese inside of a tortilla. I always say that there’s something magical that happens when cheese is added to veggies and that’s definitely the case with these quesadillas!

Broccoli Tots

These tots are a fun take on classic tots and are one of my favorite ways to use up broccoli florets! Everything comes together in one bowl for a delicious meal that you can pair with your favorite dip!

Broccoli tots served with corn and ketchup.
BROCCOLI TOTS
Broccoli tots served with corn and ketchup.
5 from 13 votes

Broccoli Tots

These broccoli tots are a fun way to serve up some broccoli. They are a great way of incorporating more veggies into your little one’s meals!
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Savory Veggie Muffins

Who says muffins have to be sweet? These veggie muffins have a savory twist and are a great way of using leftover veggies. I love mixing in some chopped broccoli florets into these muffins that always melt in your mouth with every bite.

Veggie-muffins served with broccoli and red bell pepper
SAVORY VEGGIE MUFFINS
Veggie-muffins served with broccoli and red bell pepper
4.97 from 31 votes

Savory Vegetable Muffins

These vegetable muffins are soft, fluffy, and perfect for babies and toddlers. They are a great way to get more veggies into a meal and make a perfect lunch or snack!
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Broccoli Egg Bites

Egg bites are perfect to batch-make, freeze, and reheat for those busy mornings. This broccoli and cheese combo is delicious and can be paired with some simple sides for a quick balanced breakfast!

BROCCOLI EGG BITES
5 from 8 votes

Broccoli Egg Bites

These broccoli egg bites are great to batch-make for an easy breakfast. They are a great way to incorporate some veggies first thing in the morning!
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Chicken Nuggets With Veggies

Have a chicken nugget lover? These chicken nuggets with veggies are a fun way to incorporate veggies into the classic! The combination of broccoli and sweet potatoes makes for these juicy nuggets that are egg and dairy-free!

Veggie chicken nuggets served with broccoli and ketchup.
CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH VEGGIES
Veggie chicken nuggets served with broccoli and ketchup.
4.90 from 19 votes

Chicken Nuggets With Veggies

These chicken nuggets with veggies are a fun way to incorporate some veggies into your little one's diet! They're crisp on the outside and moist on the inside and can be made in the air fryer or oven!
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I hope that you found these broccoli recipes for babies helpful and that your little ones love any that you try out!

Looking for more veggie-inspired recipes? Check out this post on my favorite spinach recipes for kids!

Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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