Broccoli Cheese Bites recipe

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5 cups vegetable oil for frying
1 (16 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
4 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 ½ cups dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Info

440.5 calories
carbohydrate: 30 g
cholesterol: 47.5 mg
fat: 28.1 g
fiber: 3.1 g
protein: 17.6 g
saturatedFat: 11.4 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 568.3 mg
sugar: 3.2 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with 1 cup boiling water. Return to a boil. Cook covered until firm but tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the broccoli. Allow the mixture to cool and thicken approximately 15 minutes.

  4. In a medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Spread the mixture onto a large piece of wax paper.

  5. Form the broccoli cheese mixture into balls and roll in the bread crumb mixture until thoroughly coated.

  6. Deep fry the balls until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Recipe Yield

10 servings

Recipe Note

These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them.

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