Broccoli cheese balls

Kids and adults love the crispy broccoli and cheddar cheese. This fan-favorite recipe is here in 30 seconds — and for good reason! These crunchy broccoli and cheese balls make an irresistible appetizer or side dish.

The shopping list for these baked broccoli cheese balls is short and simple: broccoli, panko, eggs, cheddar cheese, green onions, and garlic. Steam broccoli until tender, then add panko breadcrumbs, eggs, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and fresh garlic. Roll to balls and placing on a baking sheet. Quickly spray the balls with non-stick cooking spray (this helps with slicing). Bake until hot and crunchy, about 20 minutes.

This easy broccoli cheesecake recipe makes a fun appetizer with ranch dressing or your favorite dip, or a light lunch or dinner served with a salad. You can’t be wrong. 

Type of cuisine: American

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Total duration: 35 minutes

Servings: 8


°2 cups steamed broccoli (packed)

°1 cup of panko

°2 eggs

°1 cup grated cheddar cheese

°3 chopped green onions

°2 minced garlic cloves


Combine steamed broccoli, panko, eggs, cheese, scallions, and garlic in a bowl. Mix until well blended and mashed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Form the broccoli mixture into balls and place them on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Lightly spray the surface of the balls with olive oil. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned and crispy.

A different take: To mimic the classic broccoli rice casserole, add 1/2 cup cooked white rice to the mixture.

Enjoy !

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