Broccoli Cheese Bites


"These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them."


40 m servings 441 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 568 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with 1 cup boiling water. Return to a boil. Cook covered until firm but tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the broccoli. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken approximately 15 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper.
  5. Form the broccoli cheese mixture into balls and roll in the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated.
  6. Deep fry the balls until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I hated this recipe. It sounds easy and good but when I tried the recipe this evening, it was a major disaster!! They were more like broccoli blobs.

This recipe must be missing a step or ingredient or several. It was the biggest mess. I wish that I would have read the review before wasting my money and time.

I hate to say it, but this recipe was awful. Once I put these in the hot oil, they fell apart. The bread crumbs became separated from the broccoli balls, and turned into clumps of fried crum...

Good recipe but missing a step or 2. You guys need to make sure you freeze the bites for at least an hour before deep frying or else they will melt, I also eggwashed/breadcrumbed them after free...

I would like to customize this recipe but am unable to because I'm not a member. I thought I'd add some suggestions as it seems some tips/alterations would make this recipe a success. If keeping...

I have no idea why I didn't read the reviews before trying this. They made a mess, and no one wanted to ever eat broccoli again at my house. Maybe this recipe was missing a step or needed differ...

Despite all of the bad reviews about this recipe, I tried it anyways. I used Velveta cheese with bacon bits mixed in instead of plain cheddar thinking that would melt and form better. I dipp...

Good taste but sure messed up my deep fryer, what a mess. Clean-up twice the work as preperation.

This recipe wasn't awful but it wasn't great. I made it twice, once following the recipe exactly and the second time I substituted fresh broccoli in place of the frozen broccoli. The second ti...