These are a favorite in our house. They’re extra cheesy, inexpensive to make, and they reheat well too. Babe would eat them every day if we let her!
1 cup chopped pre-steamed *broccoli/broccolini/broccolette
2 cups shredded cheddar or mixed cheeses
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Then prep your muffin pan. We love our Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan but any muffin pan will do. If you’re using the Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan you’ll want to apply a small amount of shortening, butter, or olive oil with a paper towel. There should be a nice sheen but no solid marks. If you’re using a conventional muffin pan or casserole dish then you can lightly butter it. Carefully spoon mixture into each mini-muffin hole. Alternatively, you could roll some mixture between you palms, then lightly cover with some additional breadcrumbs, and place in a lightly buttered casserole dish.
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes (check in on the bites at 8-10 minutes to spot-check).
This is the first of four dishes we prepared in our Four Course Mini Muffin Pan Meal. Up next is our Herb-Spinach Pie, followed by our Biscuit Mini Calzones, and finished up with our Peach Muffins and Crumble.