Delicious Broccoli Cheese Balls Recipes

Delicious Broccoli Cheese Balls Recipes

Last update: 15 January, 2020

The art of cooking can be very creative and versatile. There are no limits nor barriers when it comes to cooking. In this article, there are 2 broccoli cheese balls recipes which are perfect for people who like to take their cooking to the next level.

To make these dishes you will need two main ingredients, broccoli and cheese. The first is high in vitamin C and contains a lot of dietary fiber, also it’s a source of selenium, phosphorous, and potassium.

As for the cheese (depending on which type you use), this dairy product is important for a balanced diet and is rich in calcium, folic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin B, and protein.

Children will love this recipe because it looks completely different from most other recipes you might cook.  So, step out of your usual cooking routine and try this fun dish. The good thing about being creative with foods is that it gets picky children to try new foods they normally wouldn’t eat. This recipe will definitely leave you with empty plates.

You can serve any kind of side-dish with this meal, such as rice, pasta, or quinoa. You can also serve it as an appetizer for lunch, dinner, or with a sandwich.

Broccoli Cheese Balls Recipes

1. Broccoli Cheese Balls

Chopped broccoli next to a pan

Despite what you may have thought, this recipe is quite simple. It’s just like making meatballs except with broccoli and cheese. So, don’t miss this opportunity to surprise everyone.


  • 1 head of broccoli
  • ½ cup of cream cheese (110 g)
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese (200 g)
  • 1½ glasses of water (300 ml)
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs (100 g)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ½ cup of wheat flour (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of salt (30 g)
  • ¼ glass of vegetable oil (50 ml)


  1. First, wash and chop the broccoli. Don’t use the stalk.
  2. Then, but a pan of water on the heat until it reaches a boil.
  3. Add the chopped broccoli and cook until they’re soft. Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.
  4. Then, mash the broccoli and mix it with the cheese, salt, and just a little Parmesan.
  5. Mix until you get a smooth mixture.
  6. To prepare the outer layer of these broccoli balls, mix a little Parmesan cheese with the bread crumbs in a pan. Put the eggs in another pan and the wheat flour in another pan (3 pans in total).
  7. Roll a ball from the broccoli mixture and dip it into the eggs, then dip into the wheat flour, back into the egg again, and finally into the cheese and bread crumb mixture.
  8. Finally, fry the broccoli balls in a large pan until they turn golden. Allow them to cool and serve.

2. Broccoli Balls with Cheese and Carrot

Cooked broccoli in a bowl

Since the healthier a dish is, the more interested you are. So this recipe is much healthier than the last one because it has carrots. Carrots are an essential food that you should always have at home.


  • 2 cups of chopped broccoli, without the stem (200 g)
  • 1 ½ glasses of water (300 ml)
  • ½ cup of carrots (50 g)
  • ½ cup of cream cheese (110 g)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • ½ cup of corn flour (50 g)
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of salt (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (30 ml)


  • First, put the broccoli and the carrots in a pan of water and boil over a medium heat until they become soft.
  • Then, allow them to cool a little and mash. Add the cream cheese, Parmesan, salt, and pepper to make a paste.
  • Next, make small balls out of the paste, and dip them into the egg, then the flour them, then dip them into the bread crumbs.
  • Afterwards, pour a little more oil over them before putting them in the oven (you can grate a little carrot on the tray if you’d like).
  • Finally, place the tray in the oven and let them cook at 180 ºC for 20 minutes, until they turn golden. Serve and enjoy some delicious broccoli and carrot cheese balls!


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