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Broccoli Smileys

After lunch today I had some leftover mashed potato and broccoli.  I decided to get creative and make my own version of an old classic, potato smilies!  So here it is, a healthy take on one of my favourite childhood foods, broccoli smilies!


  • 300g mashed potato (leftovers is perfect!)
  • 200g broccoli
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 slices of bread made into breadcrumbs (Just toast then blitz in a food processor)
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Cook the broccoli (Steam or boil).
  • Put the  broccoli, mashed potato, cheese and cornflour in a food processor and blitz until well combined.
  • Put the mixture in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls (about a dessertspoonful each) and flatten slightly to make circles approx 1cm thick.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with the mixed herbs and black pepper.
  • Coat the circles in the breadcrumb mixture on both sides, make sure you don’t miss the edges!
  • Use a cocktail skewer to make a smiley face on each circle.
  • Cook in the oven for 30mins at 180ºc, until golden.

5 Replies to “Broccoli Smileys”

  1. Is the cheese a flavour thing or does it help them hold shape? My LG is diary free and not keen on cheese alternatives

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