Crispy Cauliflower & Broccoli Bites with a cream cheese and red pepper dip

Crispy Cauliflower & Broccoli Bites

Age Suitability

10 months +





Cooking Time


green broccoli floret

What you need


For the vegetables:
140g of cauliflower florets
140g of broccoli florets
75g polenta
1 tbsp dry mixed herbs
2 eggs
35g parmesan or dairy free alternative (optional)
For the dip (optional):
200g cream cheese
1 small roasted red pepper from a jar (around 70g)

Allergens warning

This product contains:
This product is suitable for:
Vegetarian, Gluten free, No dairy
Our Crispy Veggie Bites recipe is perfect for weaning babies from 10 months plus. Baked in the oven they're a great finger food, that is dairy and gluten free!
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Heat some water in a medium saucepan. When boiling, add cauliflower and broccoli florets and blanch for 2 mins. Drain and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / Gas Mark 6. Line an oven tray with parchment paper.

Cauliflower and broccoli florets in a colander

Mix polenta and dry herbs together in a shallow bowl. Beat the eggs into another shallow bowl.

A bowl of polenta and dry herbs

Place oven tray in front of you, along with the cauliflower and broccoli florets. Place beaten eggs, polenta mix and parmesan in individual bowls and line up in a line. Coat each cauliflower and broccoli floret in the beaten eggs, polenta mix and parmesan so that they are coated all over.

An oven tray next bowl of cauliflower and broccoli florets, a bowl of beaten egg, a bowl of polenta and herb mix and a bowl of parmesan

Line up the florets carefully on the oven tray as you go. 

An oven tray of uncooked, coated cauliflower and broccoli florets

Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins until golden.

An oven tray of cooked, coated cauliflower and broccoli florets

In the meantime make the dip. Place the cream cheese and red pepper in a blender and whizz until smooth. 

A bowl of cream cheese next to a blender with cream cheese and red pepper

When they're ready serve the bites warm with the dip on the side.

Crispy Cauliflower & Broccoli Bites with a cream cheese and red pepper dip

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