These Crispy Baked Broccoli & Cheese Balls Are the Perfect Bite by Gwen Johnson

Appetizers
8 months ago
These Crispy Baked Broccoli & Cheese Balls Are the Perfect Bite

Kids and adults both love these crispy broccoli and cheddar cheese bites. Serve with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce. This recipe makes a fun appetizer or light lunch or dinner served with a salad

You'll need:

  • 2 cups chopped steamed broccoli (packed)
  • 1 cup panko
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil or coconut oil cooking spray

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Combine the steamed broccoli, panko, eggs, cheese, green onions and garlic in a bowl. Mix until well combined and mashed together. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Form broccoli mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Lightly spray the tops of the balls with olive oil spray. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven about 20-25 minutes, or until they begin to get brown and crispy. Serve. 

Variation: To mimic the classic broccoli rice casserole, add 1/2 cup of cooked white rice to the mixture. 

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Tribe
This looks yummy
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
I could see eating a bowl of these while binge-watching Netflix, LOL! Gwen Johnson
Tiffany Zook
Would Rice Krispies work to make it gf? Or Chex ?

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