Cheesy Broccoli Snack Bars

Indulge in a savory twist on the classic brownie with these Broccoli and Feta Brownie Bars. This inventive recipe melds the earthy, green notes of fresh broccoli with the sharp, salty tang of feta cheese, while the creamy mozzarella and robust pecorino add layers of depth and richness to each bite. The result is a satisfyingly gooey and cheesy bar, packed with complex flavors and textures that transform the humble brownie into a savory masterpiece. Ideal as a snack during a busy day, a unique side dish for dinner parties, or even a light standalone meal, these bars are guaranteed to captivate and satisfy anyone eager to try a bold new take on familiar flavors.


  • 7 oz broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp oil (for sautéing)
  • 4 scallions, diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled into large pieces
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp grated pecorino cheese


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Begin by heating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a square baking dish with a bit of olive oil or cooking spray.
  2. Cook Broccoli and Scallions: Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the broccoli florets and scallions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender and the scallions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, lightly beaten eggs, and olive oil until well combined.
  5. Combine Ingredients: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Fold in the cooked broccoli and scallions, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and chopped dill.
  6. Pour and Bake: Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle the top with grated pecorino cheese.
  7. Bake: Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Serve: Allow the bars to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.


These Broccoli and Feta Brownie Bars reinvent the concept of a brownie by swapping out sweetness for a rich, savory explosion of flavors. Combining the distinct taste of broccoli with the creamy sharpness of feta and mozzarella cheeses, each bar is a symphony of textures and tastes. The addition of fresh dill enhances the freshness of the vegetables, tying the flavors together in a harmonious blend that complements a variety of dishes. Whether served alongside a crisp salad, as a hearty addition to a soup meal, or enjoyed on their own as a novel appetizer, these bars offer a delightful twist that is both nourishing and indulgent.