Kid Approved Veggie Nuggets

Updated: Feb 8

for the adults, toddlers and babies in your family

These veggie packed #veggienuggets are one of my favorite ways to get my toddler to indulge in a variety of vegetables. My little guy loves broccoli so that is always an ingredient I use but it is so easy to swap veggies with the ones your kiddo likes or with veggies you have in the house, especially ones that may need to be used up. Just be sure to chop everything in similar size pieces.

Another reason I love making these nuggets is since I'm chopping and prepping an array of veggies I set some aside to mash up for the baby. Serious timesaver and everyone is eating the same. I don't like feeling like I'm making different meals for everyone. Let me know if you try these veggie nuggets out - for the your kids or adults in your life! They are for sure family pleaser xo Vinessa


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed

  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped into small bite size pieces

  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped into small bite size pieces

  • 2 eggs beaten

  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp tyme

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp basil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Meanwhile boil sweet potatoes until fork tender about 10-15 minutes. When sweet potatoes are done, drain and place in a large bowl - mash till smooth.

  2. To mashed sweet potato add broccoli, cauliflower, eggs, ricotta, breadcrumbs and all the spices. Mix to combine.

  3. spray hands with some cooking spray and form mixture into a nugget shape, I used a heaping tablespoon serving for each nugget. Place on prepared baking sheet about 1/2 in apart.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for a total of 20-25 minutes (flip halfway) or until desired crispiness is obtained.

Tag me on IG @vinessarae if you try any of my recipes out. I love to see what you guys are making!

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