Are veggies a tough sell at your dinner table? Say goodbye to veggie battles with our Cheesy Broccoli Fritters recipe! Crispy, cheesy, and packed with nutrients, these fritters are a game-changer for even the pickiest eaters. 

Gone are the days of pleading and bargaining—now, everyone will be asking for seconds. With this irresistible vegetable side dish in your arsenal, you’ll be making it on the regular!

Five cheesy broccoli fritters stacked on top of each other.

What Are Cheesy Broccoli Fritters?

These cheesy broccoli fritters always have everyone racing to the dinner table with big smiles! These golden nuggets of wholesome goodness are like mini flavor bombs exploding with cheesy goodness and wholesome broccoli. 

With a crispy, golden exterior and a creamy, cheesy center packed with tender broccoli florets, these are a flavor bomb that’ll have you reaching for seconds (and maybe even thirds)! Whether you’re serving them up as a tasty snack, a side dish, or even the main event, these fritters are guaranteed to steal the show and have everyone begging for more.

Ingredients You Need

  • Broccoli florets – These vibrant green beauties are the real MVPs, giving our fritters a hearty, veggie-packed base for all of the cheesy goodness.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – The tangy flavor of cheddar brings a little zing to the party and makes every bite irresistibly cheesy.
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – Picture melty, gooey goodness—that’s what mozzarella brings to the table! 
  • All-purpose flour – Think of flour as the glue that holds everything together. It’s the secret ingredient for achieving that perfect crispy exterior while keeping our fritters nice and sturdy.
  • Beaten large eggs – These eggs are the unsung heroes of our fritters, binding everything together and giving our fritters the perfect texture.
  • Dried oregano – Oregano brings that Mediterranean flair, adding a pop of flavor that’ll have you coming back for seconds.
  • Paprika – Paprika adds a touch of warmth and depth to our fritters, giving them that extra flavorful oomph.
  • Salt – A pinch of salt is like the conductor of flavor—it brings out the best in all of the ingredients, ensuring our fritters are perfectly seasoned and downright delicious.
  • Black pepper – Spice things up a bit! Black pepper adds a subtle heat and a hint of peppery goodness.
Four cheesy broccoli fritters cooking in a skillet.

The Easy Way to Make Broccoli Fritters That Are Super Cheesy

  1. Prepare the broccoli. Place florets in a steamer for several minutes, then drain and dice into small pieces. 
  2. Combine with other ingredients. Add the broccoli to a large mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients and toss until well combined. 
  3. Make the fritters. Add the mixture to a heated and prepared skillet in spoonfuls. Flatten the mixture to form a patty. 
  4. Fry. Cook until crispy and browned on each side before transferring to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  5. Serve. Place on a serving plate alongside your favorite dips

Variations

  • Spiciness – Add diced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes to the batter for a fiery twist. Top with a dollop of sriracha mayo for extra heat!
  • Italian-Inspired – Swap the oregano for Italian seasoning and mix in some diced sun-dried tomatoes and chopped fresh basil. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
  • Tex-Mex Twist – Add chopped green chilies, corn kernels, and a dash of cumin to the batter. Serve with avocado crema and salsa for a south-of-the-border flair.
  • Mushrooms – Sauté chopped mushrooms with garlic and thyme until golden brown, then mix into the batter. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Greek-Inspired – Swap the cheddar and mozzarella for crumbled feta cheese and add chopped spinach and diced roasted red peppers to the batter. Serve with tzatziki sauce for dipping.
  • Buffalo Flavor – Mix in buffalo sauce and crumbled blue cheese to the batter for a tangy, spicy kick. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Can I Store Leftovers? 

We think these are best snacked on when fresh, but if you need to store them, you can! 

To refrigerate, just place these in an airtight container for 3-4 days. 

Freeze the fritters for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. You can also store them in resealable freezer bags — just separate them with parchment paper

More Irresistible Veggie-Based Recipes

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A plate of cheesy broccoli fritters with dipping sauce.

Cheesy Broccoli Fritters Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Make these cheesy broccoli fritters in less than 30 minutes for a flavor-filled, nutrient rich side dish, appetizer, or snack!

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions 

  • Steam the broccoli florets for about 4-5 minutes until they are tender but still crisp. Drain any excess water and chop the steamed broccoli into small pieces.
    4 cups broccoli florets
    Steamed broccoli in a pot.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped broccoli, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, all-purpose flour, beaten eggs, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
    1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 2 large eggs, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, Pinch of black pepper
    Cheesy broccoli fritters batter in a small bowl.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or a small amount of oil.
  • Spoon the broccoli mixture into the skillet, forming small patties with about 1/4 cup of the mixture for each fritter. Flatten them slightly with a spatula.
    Four cheesy broccoli fritters in a skillet.
  • Cook the fritters for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • Once cooked, remove the fritters from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
    A plate of cheesy broccoli fritters.
  • Serve the broccoli fritters warm as a delicious appetizer or side dish. You can enjoy them as they are or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 977mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1796IU | Vitamin C: 164mg | Calcium: 391mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This are great! So easy. Next time I think I will add some diced white onion for a little extra crunch.