Baked Broccoli Patties

These baked broccoli patties with cheese are an awesome, healthy and delicious dinner side dish. Another great way to get kids to eat their veggies (see also Crispy Baked Zucchini Sticks). This recipe is a must try!
Baked Broccoli Patties


  • 16 ounces broccoli (I used frozen, defrosted, see instructions if you use fresh)
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs (better to use Panko)
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
30 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 6 patties | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


1. Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a small skillet, heat oil and saute onion and garlic until soft (about 7 minutes). Set aside to cool.
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2. If you use defrosted broccoli, remove excess moisture with paper towels (for fresh broccoli, blanch it for 2 minutes). Chop into bite size pieces. Transfer to a large bowl.
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3. Add breadcrumbs, lightly beaten eggs, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, onion and garlic to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste (not too much since cheese already has salt). Mix until combined.
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4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if using foil, brush it with some oil).
5. Form the mixture into patties. To shape perfect patties use a lid (mine comes from a large mayonnaise jar). Cover the lid with plastic wrap (this will help to easier remove the patty). Fill it with the mixture, pressing it down lightly. Flip the patty out and repeat with the rest of the mixture.
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6. Transfer patties to the prepared baking sheet.
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7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
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8. Flip and bake for another 10 minutes.
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Products I recommend for this recipe

Frozen Broccoli

Frozen Broccoli
Panko Bread Crumbs

Panko Bread Crumbs
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Shredded Cheddar

Shredded Cheddar
Grated Parmesan

Grated Parmesan




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Flavor is wonderful!

Guest December 29, 2020 9:14 PM
I made these as per the recipe with the exception of sprinkling the tops with sweet smoked paprika. My only problem is the cakes tended to fall apart. So should I add another egg to make them hold together?


Guest December 15, 2020 2:24 AM
I used rolled oats as a substitute for breadcrumbs and they turned out beautifully. Thanks for the recipe!

Broccoli patties

Guest November 2, 2020 8:58 PM
I made this recipe and put it in an 8x8 pan. It came out delicious. Do you think spinach would work in this recipe

Absolutely delicious!

Guest September 29, 2020 8:33 PM
These are so good and easy. I save and collect all the little tiny pieces from frozen broccoli, and use them when I have enough pieces. Made these twice. I add the drained raw frozen broccoli shreds to the onions while they're cooling. Then beat the eggs into my bowl, and then add all the other ingredients. Delicious with plain Greek yogurt mixed with Trader Joe's garlic dip. We love them!

Great recipe

Guest September 8, 2020 1:00 PM
Love the hint from the mayo jar lid to shape them. Thank you. I already have a similar recipe and this can be Keto friendly. I just substitute pork rinds for the Panko crumbs. You can use this recipe with other veggies too like zucchini, cauliflower or potatoes. I also sometimes add lemon or lime juice and a little chili paste.


Guest August 1, 2020 3:58 PM
I made this but was too lazy to make into patties so I put the mixture into an 8x8 square pan. I used the air fryer at 375 for 13 minutes. This was fantastic!

Great for kids!

Guest July 23, 2020 1:17 PM
I never write reviews, but I feel like I must on this one! I made a batch for my one year old and twin three year olds. I baked them the night before and reheated in the air fryer. They were a big hit with everyone! I made them exactly as the recipe states, except I ended up with 12 patties, so mine must have been much smaller.

Broccoli patties

Guest March 3, 2020 4:30 PM
This is a great recipe. I make a crumbly mixture of the bread crumbs and cheeses and add a few dried herbs like basil and oregano. I don't blanch the broccoli but add it to the fried onions and garlic, mix in in well, and leave it covered for a minute or so. I also add a pinch of cayenne to the frying and do everything in olive oil over low heat. If the final mixture is too dry I just add an egg. Parchment paper is definitely superior to foil. I bake them for less time at 350, just enough to firm them. I then freeze them with a parchment separator for each. They are quick to thaw and fry golden brown. Two heads of broccoli make 10 patties.

Guest January 15, 2020 3:42 PM
These are yummy

Broccoli patties

Guest October 13, 2019 1:09 PM
WOW! I made them for the third time so much better. My family liked them better this time. Oops I did not use the oven, cooked on top. Much quicker.

Delicious broccoli burgers so easy could make blind folded

Guest September 28, 2019 11:12 AM
These were great! I will make each week. The foil wasn’t good, as they stuck even though I buttered and oil oil... the parchment paper was excellent. No sticking what so ever. Next week I’ll try tomato sauce on. I might also add mashed beans for more protein though the cheese is great for protein.i hate clean up. I used one bowl , one frying pan onions/garlic and a measuring cup. Thank you so much for posting. (:

Guest August 24, 2019 11:10 AM
I used parchment instead of foil and had no trouble.

Guest June 5, 2019 2:39 PM
Hi there this is a great recipe and they taste delicious.. just one issue.. they stick to the foil when I try to flip them

Guest March 27, 2019 4:43 PM
Great recipe! My grandsons friends loved them for his birthday party

Guest March 3, 2019 10:57 PM
What a great recipe, thank you! I used an onigiri case and make triangle patties, looks and tastes fantastic!

Broccoli patties

Guest January 11, 2019 1:12 PM
Ok...Yum...these are absolutely delicious and filling...I served them with homemade tatziki sauce...😋😋😋

Broccoli patties

Guest January 5, 2019 6:57 PM
I saw a version with broccoli and cauliflower on The Kitchen...I'm going shopping in the morning...can't wait to try them...


Guest July 28, 2018 2:42 PM
Could you use riced broccoli instead?? This does look delicious.

Guest July 23, 2018 1:47 PM
love these baked patties as a healthy snack - I could definitely dig into these!

Holly Bowen

Guest July 23, 2018 8:24 AM
Yum! Such a fun twist of veggies and such a delicious way to get them in for the day!


Guest July 23, 2018 8:13 AM
This looks like a delicious healthy alternative and I cant wait to try it!


Guest July 23, 2018 12:11 AM
These incredibly delicious. Great healthy meal.

Guest July 22, 2018 10:10 PM
These look tasty and delicious. I’m sure that my kids will gobble these up.

Kelly Anthony

Guest July 21, 2018 3:26 PM
This is such a fun idea for broccoli! I've never seen anything like, but totally want to try! YUM!


Guest July 21, 2018 12:14 PM
Broccoli is our favorite veggie, always looking for other ways to cook and serve it. These look so good and can't wait to give the recipe a try.

Samantha H.

Guest July 21, 2018 9:52 AM
Totally delicious! I’m going to try this for sure, maybe with a crema on top, kind of like latkes with sour cream.


Guest July 21, 2018 9:34 AM
These look and sound delicious. I would use them for brunch, or dinner. What a great meatless burger option.

Jacqueline Debono

Guest July 21, 2018 5:25 AM
I love broccoli and these patties are such a creative and delicious way to eat it. Def one to try! Thanks for sharing!

Stine Mari

Guest July 21, 2018 4:59 AM
What a great way of getting kids to eat more veggies! I love side dishes like these, and a little cheese makes it even more comfort-y. Love it

Love it

Guest May 7, 2022 2:48 PM
I made it and I LOVED IT LOL I added my own spices- used the lid to make the Pattie’s however I boiled two potatoes and mashed them down and added it to the broccoli mix before baking It added some texture in my opinion- made it easier to combine together

alenatrs May 9, 2022 10:18 AM
I'm glad you loved these broccoli patties! Thank you for sharing your additions! - Alena

Easy and delicious

Guest February 28, 2022 4:52 PM
This recipe is so easy. You can add whatever you want. I make it sometimes and add cauliflower I add mushrooms, kale, whatever I have! I don’t use as much cheese keep it really low fat and I love them

alenatrs February 28, 2022 9:40 PM
That's awesome! Thank you for sharing your tips! - Alena


Guest June 5, 2021 6:43 PM
I've made these so many times and they never disappoint. Fan favourite of all ages. I make a sriracha mayo sauce to accompany. YUM YUM YUM! Thank you!!!

alenatrs June 5, 2021 10:45 PM
So glad to hear that! Thank you for your awesome review! - Alena

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