Spinach & Broccoli Cakes

I don’t know about you, but my toddler isn’t exactly Popeye, downing cans of spinach!  However, he does enjoy spinach when incorporated into a tasty recipe like this one!  Limited ingredients and prep time, packed with spinach and broccoli, and quite flavorful – even for us grown-ups!  This is a recipe everyone in the family can enjoy.  It will yield approximately 8 cakes.  Let me know how it turns out for you!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 medium leek
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A dash of black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Finely chop leek and add to small non-stick pan with olive oil
  3. Sautee leek and oil over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until softened
  4. Place broccoli in food processor and process until very finely chopped
  5. Place spinach in food processor and process until very finely chopped
  6. Add spinach, broccoli, and leeks/oil to medium mixing bowl
  7. In a separate bowl, beat egg thoroughly, then add to mixing bowl
  8. Add cheese and spices
  9. Mix all ingredients well
  10. Separate mixture into 8 equally-sized balls of approximately 1/8-1/4 cup in size
  11. Form into patties
  12. Place patties on a well-greased baking dish/sheet
  13. Bake on 375F for 20 minutes, gently flip patties, continue cooking for an additional 20 minutes
  14. Allow approximately 10 minutes to cool before removing from baking dish/sheet



Note: All recipes on this site are ones that have worked for our family now or in the past. I recommend that you always follow the feeding, nutrition, and safety advice provided by your doctors in addition to your own judgment regarding what is safe and appropriate for your child(ren). Our children are unique individuals and may have different needs depending on their age, development, medical status, etc.

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