Broccoli Burgers

Broccoli Burgers
These easy toddler-friendly broccoli burgers are packed with vegetables, nutrients and a whole lotta flavour!

Broccoli burgers are a delicious, healthy dinner option and they are definitely a hit at our house. This healthy recipe makes itty bitty toddler-sized vegetable burgers but you can easily make them larger by rolling them twice the size.

Tip: cook extra veggies with dinner to put in the fridge and whip up a quick batch of these the next day.


  • 1 potato
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (plus a little extra to roll them in)
  • 1 egg


Dice potato and start cooking in a steamer

Meanwhile, finely chop broccoli and grate the zucchini and carrot.

When potatoes are a few minutes off being done, add broccoli, zucchini and carrot into the steamer.

Once veggies are cooked, mash well and put in the fridge to cool down a little.

Once cool, add cheese, breadcrumbs and egg. Mix well.

Roll tablespoon sized amounts into balls and roll in the extra breadcrumbs to coat.

Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and place burgers in, using spatula to flatten.

Fry on medium heat for about 3 minutes each side, until golden brown.


  • A zucchini contains more potassium than a banana.
  • Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked, but steaming this vegetable provides the most health benefits.
  • Carrots are packed full of beta-carotene, which our bodies convert into vitamin A. Carrots are one of the best sources of vitamin A. Vitamin A is good for your skin, bones, teeth, and vision. Beta-carotene is also what gives carrots their distinct orange colour.


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These sound really easy and yummy! I'm wondering how many it roughly makes?? Thanks
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
Hi Jacqui, this recipe should make between 24 - 36 mini burgers, depending on the size of the potato you use.
Yummy,just wondering if you have tried freezing these?
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
Hi Rochelle, yes these freeze very well. I recommend freezing them before you cook them. Flatten them into burger shapes, put them in a freezer safe container or bag, and separate layers with a piece of baking paper (so they don't all stick together). Defrost them as you need them and cook them up.
I made these but with a different variety of veggies (potato, mushroom, green peas, carrots) and added some onion and small amount of garlic for taste and parsley. It was fantastic! baby loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
That sounds absolutely delicious!
I just stumbled across this recipe from Pinterest and I am trying it tonight for my VERY picky two year old! Wish me luck. It sounds delicious!
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
Good luck! They were a big hit with my son :)
I like this recipe, but I would like to make it healthier by not frying it. Would you suggest 350° in the oven 10 minutes each side?
Simple Toddler Recipes Admin
Hello Marisa, I have never baked these in the oven but it sounds like a great idea. As the vegetables are already cooked, it's just the egg that needs to be cooked and the outside crisped up. I recommend baking for 10-12 minutes at 410 F (210 C) to cook the egg and crisp it up. Keep an eye on them and remove from oven when they turn a nice golden brown. Perhaps it would also be a good idea to brush the outside of the burgers with extra egg before cooking to help it crisp up nicely. Please post and let us know how they turn out!
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