Crispy Cheese Baked Broccoli

Enjoy this easy and delicious Crispy Cheese Baked Broccoli recipe! This recipe makes the perfect snack or appetizer for any meal.


  • 2 large heads of broccoli (chopped into bite size pieces)

  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs

  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese (refrigerated)

  • 3 egg

  • 1 tbsp. milk

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • ranch dressing for dipping (optional)

  • (can also add cayenne pepper to the breadcrumbs for a spicier version)


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium size bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together.

In a separate bowl, mix the Italian breadcrumbs, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and garlic powder together.

Dip each piece of broccoli in the egg mixture until well coated. and then dip them in the cheese and breadcrumb mixture until completely covered. In order to get good coverage, I sprinkle them well and then really push the broccoli into the bread crumbs to get them to stick.

Place the coated broccoli florets on your lined baking sheet, and bake for 18-25 minutes. It takes about 20 minutes in my oven, so just keep an eye on them! The baking time will partly depend on the size of your broccoli pieces.

Enjoy immediately.