Broccoli Cheese Balls

I consider myself incredibly fortunate as a mother to witness my daughters not only eating broccoli but actually enjoying it. I’m always exploring different methods to incorporate this nutritious vegetable into their diets, and these Broccoli and Cheese Balls are a successful attempt. I really love the way they turned out, and not only they have broccoli but I also include oats to enhance their nutritional content.

These healthy broccoli and cheese balls are really easy to prepare, and you can serve as they are with a dipping sauce, or use them in tortilla wraps, as a side dish or a great snack on the go. They also can be made as an healthy appetizer for parties and family gatherings. They keep well refrigerated for several days or frozen for later use.

How to make broccoli cheese balls

Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Start by grating the cheeses using the small holes of the grater. Then, cut the broccoli florets into very small pieces and transfer them to a large bowl.

To the bowl of broccoli, add the grated cheese, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, oats, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Crack 2 eggs into the mixture and mix everything together until well combined. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add another egg to help bind everything together.

Using an ice cream scoop or your hands, take equal portions of the broccoli and cheese mixture and shape them into balls. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one. Sprinkle a bit of vegetable oil over the top of each ball to help them brown nicely in the oven.

Bake the broccoli and cheese balls in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until they are slightly golden and crispy on the outside.

Once they are done baking, serve the cheesy broccoli balls with your favorite dipping sauce or enjoy them as a delicious side dish alongside your favorite meal. Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results. Enjoy!

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Broccoli Cheese Balls

Broccoli Cheese Balls

5 from 2 votes
These broccoli and cheese balls are really easy to prepare, and you can serve as they are with a dipping sauce, or use them in tortilla wraps, as a side dish or a great snack on the go. They also can be made as an healthy appetizer for parties and family gatherings. They keep well refrigerated for several days or frozen for later use.
Servings 35 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup (50g) Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Parmesan cheese
  • 1 head (300g) broccoli florets
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup (60g) ground rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (30g) breadcrumbs
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Grate cheeses using the small holes of the grater.
  • Cut broccoli florets in very small pieces and transfer to a large bowl.  Add cheese, onion, garlic, oats, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper into the bowl. Add 2 eggs and mix to combine. If still too dry add another egg.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to take equal portions of broccoli and cheese mixture and form into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit of vegetable oil over the top.
  • Bake for 25 -30 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 cheese ballCalories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 1.7gFat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 12mg
Calories: 28kcal
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli appetizer, broccoli cheese balls, broccoli recipes, cheese balls

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  1. Gloria Author says:

    Thank you Ella for this quick and easy nutritional healthy snack recipe 🙂 did this today and my little one liked them. It’s a new nice way to introduce veg esp broccoli to children. I even added cauliflower in this which I think worked out really well. Thanks once again 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes..cauliflower is a great addition, must try too:) Glad you and your little one enjoyed them

  2. marie Author says:

    These Baked Broccoli Cheese Balls are an outrageously delicious meat-free meal or fabulous bites to serve at a gathering.

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