Broccoli Cheese Balls – The Ultimate Appetizer

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Broccoli cheese balls are made with a simple combination of broccoli, cheese, bread crumbs, shallots, garlic, eggs, salt, and pepper. They outcome of these simple ingredients is out of this world. I often make them up for parties but have been know to make them up as a snack for myself. These tasty little treats are ready in about half an hour.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 94
Best Season: Summer


I use old, sharp cheddar cheese, but you can use the cheese of your choice. Panko bread crumbs are always my go to but Italian will do nicely too. When I made these, I didn't have shallots on hand, so I used red onions which sufficed just nicely. Make them up and your family and friends will just love them. Give them a try and let us know what you think.



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  1. Boil broccoli until soft. Drain and set aside in a mixing bowl. 

  2. Add cheese, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. 

  3. Scoop and heaping tablespoon, place it onto your palm and shape into a ball. 

  4. Place them over a greased wire wrack. Bake or air fry at 300 F for 20 - 25 minutes. 

  5. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 94kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.9g10%
Cholesterol 4.6mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 7.2g3%
Protein 3.2g7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Keywords: broccoli, cheeseballs, appetizer, vegan

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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