Harry is a good eater and I know I’m lucky. He is great eating his vegetables now but up until a few months ago if I put a lone piece of broccoli on his plate he would throw it on the floor in disgust. Sneaking vegetables into a recipe like these veggie cheese balls, alongside serving them in their usual form meant I knew Harry was getting enough healthy goodness from his vegetables, even if he didn’t realise he was eating them! The fact that it meant I used up leftover veg and didn’t waste anything was an added bonus too!
I had some veggies to use up today so decided, as usual, to have a little play around in the kitchen. I ended up making these veggie cheese balls and Harry loved them! They are healthy, delicious and are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
This recipe made a batch of 15, enough to make Harry a tasty snack and some for the freezer too!
How to make veggie cheese balls
- A large handful of vegetables (Whatever you have lying around is fine! I used peas, broccoli and cauliflower)
- 100g grated cheddar cheese
- 1 slice of bread made into breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
- Black pepper to taste
- Cooking spray
- Cook the vegetables. (Steamed or in boiling water.)
- Put the vegetables in a clean cloth and squeeze to get rid of the excess water.
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor.
- Blitz until the ingredients are well mixed.
- Shape teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on a lightly greased baking tray. (I use fry light to grease the tray.)
- Bake in the oven at 180°c for 20 minutes.
- Enjoy! Harry liked his as an alternative to dough balls or garlic bread with spaghetti bolognese, or just on their own as a tasty snack!