Recipe By PTRICK
Published Apr 2nd
Prep 30m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 60 bites Calories 136.3

These are great little broccoli appetizers shaped into balls that are baked (not fried). They can also be made ahead of time and frozen. Can be served warm or cold. Always a hit with company.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped broccoli
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups dry bread crumbs
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • ¼ cup milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cook broccoli according to package directions. Drain, and cool.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, onion, parsley, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir in the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, margarine and milk. Mix in the broccoli last. Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes. It should thicken, but if not, add a little more bread crumbs. Roll the mixture into small balls, and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
  3. 3 Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 136.3
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Cholesterol 60.4 mg
  • Fat 8.1 g
  • Fiber 1.4 g
  • Protein 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 295.7 mg
  • Sugar 1.6 g


  1. Excellent! I followed advice of others and seasoned them more as well as flattened them a little. Great base recipe! I used fresh broccoli fresh parsley fresh onion plain bread crumbs and all sorts of seasonings. Will certainly make these again!
  2. These were great and toddler-approved. They don't scream "You're eating broccoli" and they're portable (in fact my oldest daughter wants them in her lunchbox). Be sure your broccoli is drained well. I simplified the preparation by chopping everything together in my food processor scooping balls of the "dough" with a cookie scoop and placing on - Read more ...
  3. "As is" these are a little plain. I would definitely dip them in some sort of sauce like a spicy honey mustard. They could also use more seasoning. I like the poultry seasoning flavor but think some garlic might kick it up a little. I think next time too I will turn them half way - Read more ...
  4. I found this recipe very disappointing. They are very bland and need something to spice them up. They also look very bland and unappetizing. Finally the recipe states they are good warm or cold. I would not recommend serving them room temp/cold. I will not make this recipe again.
  5. OK, I played with this recipe! For one thing I thought they were bland, so after I had baked three, to sample, I added a healthy dash of Hot Sauce. Sampled again and still thought they lacked something. So I tried them with salsa. I liked that. So I baked some more and flattened the - Read more ...
  6. Made thesew/cheddar since that's what I had. Very good and easy. Served some brown mustard ont he side for dipping/
  7. These are great! I used fresh broccoli and I am sure I had much more than the recipe called for so they were filled with broccoli. The breading mix just held them together. These were a big hit last night. However I will have to say they are NOT good when they get cold - - Read more ...
  8. These were a hit at my Christmas party. They are kind of like a meatless meatball...or as someone commented, like a little individual bite of stuffing without the turkey. I wasn't sure how the margarine would mix in with the rest of the ingredients, so I used a pastry blender to cut it directly into - Read more ...
  9. YES 5 stars! Be sure though to grease the cookie sheet very well as my first batch stuck a little. I also cut back on the onion just a tad and next time I'll use fresh onion as suggested by the other reviewer. I think too that if one doesn't have any plain bread crumbs - Read more ...
  10. Broccoli Bites. 5 stars I tried this recipe loved it but changed to fresh broccoli,fresh onion, and instead of poultry seasoning, I used Garlic seasoning,I added fresh caulflower as well as the broccoli and rolled them in dried breadcrumbs,they were terrific, I intend using this recipe at Christmas. Merry Christmas from AUSTRALIA.

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