Appetizers & Snacks, Side Dishes

Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Bites

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 20 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 14

These Cheesy Bacon Broccoli Bites are a great appetizer for a party. Feel free to skip the bacon to make these vegetarian.

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Milk/Dairy, Eggs

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 bag (10.8 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, defrosted
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Medium Bowl
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    Push in the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the bottom of the pot. Spray the tray with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, add the broccoli and egg and mix until evenly coated. Add the remaining ingredients and mix with your hands until fully combined. Form the mixture into 12 to 15 bite-sized balls, approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons each. Ensure at least 1 piece of broccoli is in each bite.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to AIRFRY/STOVETOP. Select AIRFRY, set temperature to 350°F, and set time to 15 minutes (unit will need to preheat for 5 minutes, so set an external timer if desired). Press START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    When the unit is preheated and the time reaches 10 minutes, place the broccoli bites on the tray. Close the lid to begin cooking.

  • Step 5

    After 5 minutes, open the lid and toss the broccoli bites with silicone-tipped tongs to ensure even cooking. Close the lid to continue cooking.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, serve broccoli bites hot.