Broccoli Cheese Bites

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


30 mins


10 mins


40 mins




10 servings


  • 5 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 ½ cups dry bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


Instructions Checklist

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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

441 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 30g; fat 28.1g; cholesterol 47.5mg; sodium 568.3mg. Full Nutrition

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