Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

An easy way to sneak in those extra veggies
Recipe: Homemade Veggie Nuggets

Looking for a healthy alternative to processed nuggets? You’ve found it. These crispy, homemade nuggets are a simple way to sneak in those extra veggies at any meal and a perfect finger food the whole family will love.

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  • 1 head of cauliflower (about 6 cups)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a food processor, chop broccoli, cauliflower and carrots until fine. Mix vegetables together.
  3. Add the milk and mozzarella cheese until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Spray a cookie sheet generously with cooking spray.
  5. With your hands, shape mixture into a nugget form.
  6. Dip each nugget into bread crumbs and place on the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, turning each nugget half way through.

Enjoy with a dipping sauce of choice.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 12 servings

Calories: 97
Total fat: 4.4 g
Saturated fat: 2.4 g
Protein: 7.4 g
Carbohydrate: 8.5 g
Dietary fiber: 2.6 g
Sugar: 1.2 g
Cholesterol: 13.5 mg
Sodium: 207 mg
Potassium: 303 mg

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Recipe provided by Cleveland Clinic Childrens dietitians.

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