Savoring Greens: Broccoli Cheese Patties

Welcome to a delightful exploration of flavor and nutrition where we bring to light the humble yet vibrant dish of Broccoli Cheese Patties. These patties are not just another recipe; they are a celebration of what happens when healthful greens meet the indulgent melt of cheese, all wrapped up in a crispy, golden exterior. Perfect for those seeking to add more vegetables to their meals in a deliciously inventive way, this dish promises a culinary experience that’s both satisfying and nourishing.

Ingredients List

  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli, defrosted
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Preparation Method

  1. Prep the Broccoli: Start by draining the defrosted broccoli thoroughly. Chop it into small pieces, or for a finer texture, pulse it a few times in a food processor. The key is to remove as much moisture as possible to prevent the patties from becoming too soggy.
  2. Sauté the Aromatics: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, sautéing until they are soft and fragrant. This will add a depth of flavor to the patties.
  3. Mix the Patty Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, sautéed garlic and onion, breadcrumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and eggs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything well until the mixture is homogenous.
  4. Form the Patties: With clean hands, shape the mixture into patties. If the mixture is too sticky, you can oil your hands slightly or add a bit more breadcrumbs to the mix.
  5. Cook the Patties: Heat a thin layer of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the patties, cooking them in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Fry each patty for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Drain and Serve: Once cooked, transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Serve hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish.


Broccoli Cheese Patties are a delightful and nutritious addition to any meal, offering a wonderful blend of flavors and textures that even the pickiest eaters can enjoy. They’re perfect for a quick lunch, a light dinner, or as a snack any time of the day. The crispy exterior, combined with the gooey cheese and tender broccoli inside, makes these patties a satisfying choice for both vegetarians and those looking to add more vegetables to their diet. Enjoy crafting these tasty patties and the burst of flavor they bring to your table.