Broccoli Cheese Patties Recipe

Broccoli cheese patties are a fantastic way to enjoy your vegetables, turning the humble broccoli into something special with the addition of cheeses, breadcrumbs, and spices. These patties are perfect as a side dish, a vegetarian main, or even as a snack. Here’s how to make them:


  • 1 teaspoon butter: For sautéing the garlic and onion, adding a rich flavor.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced: Adds a punch of flavor.
  • 1/2 onion, chopped: Provides a sweet, aromatic base.
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli, defrosted: The star of the dish, packed with nutrients and flavor.
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs: Helps bind the patties together and adds texture.
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese: Adds a creamy, tangy flavor.
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese: Brings a salty, nutty taste to the patties.
  • 2 eggs, beaten: Acts as a binder for the patties.
  • Salt and pepper: To taste, for seasoning.
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil: For frying the patties, giving them a golden and crispy exterior.


  1. Prep the Broccoli:
    • Make sure the frozen broccoli is completely defrosted. Drain any excess water and chop into small pieces. For a finer texture, you can pulse the broccoli in a food processor.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, sautéing until the onion is translucent and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  3. Mix the Patty Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, breadcrumbs, sharp cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and the cooled garlic and onion mixture. Add the beaten eggs, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. If the mixture feels too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs until you can easily form patties.
  4. Form Patties:
    • Using your hands, form the mixture into patties. Depending on your preferred size, this recipe should make about 8-12 patties.
  5. Cook Patties:
    • Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. In batches, fry the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy. Ensure not to overcrowd the pan to allow for even cooking.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the broccoli cheese patties hot, with your choice of dipping sauce or as a side to your main meal.


  • Serving Suggestions: These patties pair beautifully with a tangy yogurt dip, marinara sauce, or as a complement to a light salad.
  • Storage: Leftover patties can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the stove for the best texture.
  • Freezing: You can also freeze the formed, uncooked patties between layers of parchment paper for later use. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking as directed.

Enjoy your Broccoli Cheese Patties, a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal that even the pickiest eaters will love!

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