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Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites

This quick and easy Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites recipe is the perfect low carb snack, appetizer or side dish. Fresh broccoli florets, coated in mayonnaise and then breaded with parmesan cheese, almond flour, and spices, then baked until golden brown. Serve them up with a variety of dipping sauces like marinara sauce, ranch dressing or yum yum sauce.

a white serving platter with crispy broccoli and a wooden spoon. Served with 3 different dipping sauces.

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Ingredients in Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites

Ingredients laid out in individual bowls - broccoli, dipping sauce, mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, cheese, almond flour, spices.

Ingredients Notes

  • Broccoli: Broccoli is the star of the show for these Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites. I recommend using fresh broccoli. Frozen broccoli is too wet and the breading will not stick.

  • Almond flour: I recommend using a super fine almond flour or a blanched almond flour.

  • Parmesan cheese: When it comes to cheese, freshly grated it always the best option.

  • Mayo: The mayo helps the breading stay on the broccoli and also adds a delicious creaminess to the broccoli bites when you bite into them.

  • Spices: These are seasoned with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. It makes them incredibly flavorful.

How to Make Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites

a bowl with mayo and mayo coated broccoli florets.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  Set up two shallow bowls. In one, place the mayonnaise, and in the other, whisk together the almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Coat each broccoli floret in the mayonnaise.

a bowl with almond flour and broccoli florets that have been coated in mayo.

STEP 2: Next, coat each broccoli floret in the low carb breading mixture until evenly coated all around.

broccoli florets that have been coated in mayo and then rolled in a low carb breading and placed on a parchment lined sheet pan.

STEP 3: Line the coated broccoli florets in a single layer across the baking sheet. It may be necessary to use two baking sheets so as not to crowd the broccoli. If your tray is too crowded, the broccoli will end up steamed instead of crispy. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the breading is golden brown and crispy and the broccoli is crisp tender.

broccoli florets that have been coated in mayo and then rolled in a low carb breading and placed on a parchment lined sheet pan.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Storage: Store leftover parmesan broccoli bites in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

  • Reheating: I recommend reheating these in the oven or in an air fryer to get them nice and crispy again.

  • Spice it up: To kick things up a notch, when the broccoli bites are finished cooking, toss them in some buffalo sauce.

  • Nut free: You can easily make these nut free by swapping out the almond flour for an equal amount of crushed pork rinds.

  • Use cauliflower: These are also delicious made with fresh cauliflower florets. Simply swap the broccoli for cauliflower and follow all the same steps.

a white serving platter with crispy broccoli and a wooden spoon. Served with 3 different dipping sauces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can these be made in an air fryer?

Yes! To make these Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites in an air fryer, line them in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray and cook them at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Can these be made nut free?

Yes! To make these Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites nut free, simply substitute the almond flour with crushed pork rinds.

a white serving platter with crispy broccoli and a wooden spoon. Served with 3 different dipping sauces.

What to Serve with Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites

  • Keto Yum Yum Sauce

  • Chive Blue Cheese Dressing

  • Tzatziki Sauce

  • Three Cheese Marinara Sauce

  • Avocado Ranch Dressing

a white serving platter with crispy broccoli and a wooden spoon. Served with 3 different dipping sauces.

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a white serving platter with crispy broccoli and a wooden spoon. Served with 3 different dipping sauces.

Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites



  • Author:
    Kyndra Holley

  • Total Time:
    35 minutes

  • Yield:
    4 servings

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


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This quick and easy Crispy Parmesan Broccoli Bites recipe is the perfect low carb snack, appetizer or side dish. Fresh broccoli florets, coated in mayonnaise and then breaded with parmesan cheese, almond flour, and spices, then baked until golden brown. Serve them up with a variety of dipping sauces like marinara sauce, ranch dressing or yum yum sauce. 


Ingredients


Units

  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (try my homemade recipe)
  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour (I use this brand)
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Yum Yum Sauce, for serving
  • Ranch Dressing, for serving
  • Marinara Sauce, for serving


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  2. Set up two shallow bowls. In one, place the mayonnaise, and in the other, whisk together the almond flour, parmesan cheese, baking powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Coat each broccoli floret in the mayonnaise and then coat it in the breading. Line the coated florets in a single layer across the baking sheet. It may be necessary to use two baking sheets so as not to crowd the broccoli. If your tray is too crowded, the broccoli will end up steamed instead of crispy.  
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the breading is golden brown and crispy and the broccoli is crisp tender.

Notes

  • Net carbs per serving: 4g
  • Storage: Store leftover parmesan broccoli bites in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • Reheating: I recommend reheating these in the oven or in an air fryer to get them nice and crispy again. 
  • Spice it up: To kick things up a notch, when the broccoli bites are finished cooking, toss them in some buffalo sauce.
  • Nut free: You can easily make these nut free by swapping out the almond flour for an equal amount of crushed pork rinds.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer Recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 245
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Keywords: keto snacks, keto appetizers, vegetarian keto recipes, low carb broccoli recipes, keto broccoli recipes, parmesan broccoli bites, crispy broccoli, crispy broccoli poppers, vegetarian keto

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