Simple, easy, and wonderful! My family members love this recipe so much. Always, they ask me to prepare it for them every day. But, for me, I like it during the weeknight. Try it, you’ll love it!

Broccoli Cheese Balls are also suitable for holiday parties or gathering game days. Present them to your kids after their arrival from school. Sure, they will think that you are the coolest mom in the world ever. With Cheese and fried Mac, these Broccoli Cheese Balls are the top snack for your kids.

Truly, my mother is professional in cooking, always wonder how she can bake these Broccoli Cheese Balls without any form of meat, as a result, they come very deliciously.

On the outside and on the inside are crispy, Kinds of Cheese used in this recipe give these balls a special taste. Really, they are wonderful and irresistible.

Recipe Infos:

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 heaping cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Velveeta, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/4 cups Panko crumbs, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable or Canola oil


Steam broccoli until slightly softened. Let cool.

Finely chop broccoli. You want the pieces to be 1/4-inch or less. Place in a large bowl.

Add cheese, red pepper flakes, 1/4 cup Panko crumbs, and 1 egg to the bowl with broccoli. Stir well.

Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls using about a rounded tablespoon for each ball. You should get 12-14.

Place balls on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Place flour in a bowl.

Place the 2 lightly beaten eggs in a second bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon water.

Place the remaining 2 cups of Panko crumbs in a third bowl.

Pour about 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot. Heat oil to 375 degrees. For best results use a thermometer.

Remove broccoli balls from the refrigerator, coat in flour, dip in egg mixture, and then coat in Panko crumbs.

Fry about 4 balls at a time cooking until golden brown on all sides.

Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.


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