Broccoli Cheese Balls

by 247tasty

Prep Time: 1 Hr | Cook Time: 15 Mins | Total Time: 1 Hr 15 Mins | Yield: 8 Servings

Crispy and cheesy, these Broccoli Cheese Balls are the perfect appetizer to serve today! You will not be disappointed with these treats at all! Try this recipe now!


2 1/4 c Panko crumbs, divided
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 heaping c fresh broccoli florets
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Vegetable or Canola oil
1 c shredded Colby cheese
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz. Velveeta, cut into small chunks


Prepare the broccoli florets and steam them. Allow them to cool completely and chop them finely. Put them into a large mixing bowl.

In the bowl with the chopped broccoli, add egg, 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, and cheese. Stir everything until well incorporated.

Make 12 to 14 small balls out of the mixture, then put them onto a clean plate. Place it in the fridge and let the balls, chill for half an hour.

Add flour into a bowl, beat eggs into another, and Panko breadcrumbs into the last bowl.

Place a Dutch oven on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Add 2 inches of oil and allow it to become hot.

Coat each broccoli ball with flour, egg, and crumbs. Shake off any excess.

Add 4 coated broccoli balls into the hot oil, then cook all sides for a few minutes until golden brown. Move them to a clean plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil. Repeat the process with the rest of the broccoli balls.

Serve and enjoy!


You can add crumbled bacon to the broccoli mixture if you prefer. Bacon gives a nice texture and flavor to them!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 322 kcal

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