Not as Naughty as Nice Broccoli Bites

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Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time15minutes
Passive Time15minutes
Nutrition Facts
Not as Naughty as Nice Broccoli Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Sodium 706mg 29%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 7%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

OK, here’s the deal. One of my favorite cheat foods when I lived in Florida and worked for Walt Disney World was Bennigan’s Broccoli Bites. Thanks to my discovery of the amazing plant-based Cool Foods Vegi Bacon, I decided to recreate the decadent delights. In an attempt to keep them somewhat healthier, this version is not fried, however feel free to fry away.

You can use any kind of dipping sauce, just experiment with what you like. Or, simply buy a bottle of Follow Your Heart Reduced Fat Vegan Ranch Dressing.

I made these for dinner alongside dressed tomatoes but they are also great as an appetizer.



  • 15 oz. riced broccoli Trader Joes brand
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 Tbl. flour
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbl. Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg Prepared, according to package directions with 1/4 cup less water
  • 4 Tbl. Cool Foods Veggie Bacon
  • 7 oz. Parmela Creamery Aged Nut Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs


  1. In a large bowl, mix together Riced Broccoli, Red Onion, flour, garlic powder and salt.
  2. Mix in Vegan Egg and stir until evenly distributed.
  3. Stir in Vegi Bacon and Nut Cheese.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Roll into balls using 2 Tbl. per ball. Press together to hold all ingredients in place.
  6. Place breadcrumbs in a pie dish and roll balls until coated on all sides.
  7. Place on foil-lined greased baking sheet and bake in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Recipe makes about 30 pieces, or 5 per person.

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