Say hello to a delightful recipe that’s designed to win over even the pickiest eaters – Broccoli Cheddar Patties! These flavorful bites pack the goodness of nutrient-rich broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheese. Get ready to serve up a kid-friendly dish that transforms vegetables into a scrumptious and nutritious recipe your children will happily devour.

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I’m an obsessive magazine reader. In fact, my constant jones for magazines is almost as bad as my lifelong addiction to cookbooks. At any given time you can find at least a dozen magazines, just within reaching distance, piled high on my night table. One of my favorites is Los Angeles Magazine and when their Farmer’s Market edition arrived in the mail this month, I was like a baby being given a huge piece of candy.

One of the best articles in the issue was an apples to apples comparison (no pun intended) of shopping at an everyday chain grocer, an upscale chain grocer and a farmers’ market for the same amount of vegetables for a roast vegetable dish. The goal of the experiment was to see not only which vegetables cost the least, but also tasted the best.

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It probably comes as no surprise to you that I wouldn’t have written this post unless the farmers’ market was the hands down winner! It won handily, for both cost and flavor! That made me especially happy since I frequently confront the misperception that farmers’ markets are more expensive than super markets.

At this time of year when you can easily find things like potatoes, broccoli and cheese to make this delicious side dish, I hope you can find them where you’re able to get the freshest produce possible!

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Broccoli Cheddar Patties

Say hello to a delightful recipe that's designed to win over even the pickiest eaters – Broccoli Cheddar Patties! These flavorful bites pack the goodness of nutrient-rich broccoli and the irresistible allure of cheese.
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Place the potato cubes in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 8 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli to the steamer pot and steam the vegetables for an additional 2 minutes, or until they are fork tender. Then, remove everything from the pot and allow them to cool.
  • Mash the potatoes in a large bowl and chop the broccoli florets into bite-size pieces.
  • Add the broccoli, cheese, panko, salt, egg, garlic and onion powder to the bowl and combine.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup of panko in a separate bowl
  • Using an ice cream scoop or 2 tablespoon measure, roll the mixture into balls, coat them in the panko and then shape each one into a small patty.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat, place the patties in the skillet and press down with a spatula to flatten a little.
  • Pan-fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden.
  • To Freeze: After Step 6, place the patties on a baking sheet and freeze for one hour. Transfer the patties to zipper bags and label. Defrost when ready to use and cook following step #7.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 850mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. My 16 month old only has 2 teeth so these are perfect for her and she absolutely loves them. I just made your mashed potato cakes for her to try when she wakes up from her nap so I am hopeful she will like those also…

  2. My baby loves these, and I make them often. but I was wondering can you use sweet potato? I figured I would change it up a bit since she likes sweet potato.

  3. Have you tried to air fry these? I am obsessed with my air fryer and want to have a few more recipes for it

  4. Love these! I’ve been making them for years but am only now paying attention to the nutritional info. Can you confirm what a service size is? Thanks!

  5. […] If Norman could type, I’d make him post this review himself but alas he isn’t quite able to do so yet. Baby bear is at the stage where he isn’t as into purees as he used to be but he also can’t always have what I’m having either. Since he only has two teeth we have to be somewhat selective on our food choices for him. Enter my Pinterest “Toddler Food” board and Weelicious. […]

  6. i put parchment paper on a baking sheet and sprayed with oil from a mister, and then sprayed the patties once i placed them

  7. These are great! I cook them in my ‘george foreman’ grill- like a sandwich press. Then I don’t have to turn them and they seem to stick together better.

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  10. Thank you for this recipe! You are a genius when it comes to toddler meals. Mine normally flips out over even normal things kids love like rice, potatoes, and corn. He lives on chicken nuggets and sunbutter/jelly sandwiches, which is not what I strive for at all. But you know what? He ate these and loved them, and therefore, I love you for making day have one less fight over food and for getting something healthy in his little body. I am telling every mommy I know about your website. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  11. Thank youuu so much for the recipe. My picky 18 month old took this and said “yummy!”. Please keep recipes like this coming.

  12. I used my microwave steamer and pureed the broccoli so my picky eaters couldn’t see it. And I used frozen to I used frozen broccoli. They turned out great and my picky 2 year old and hubby are eating them!

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  22. Did you change this recipe? I remember making them a few months ago and baking them..I don’t remember the recipe requiring potatoes either..I just wanted to tell you that they came out amazing!!! YUM! They are SO good! thank you!!

  23. Hi Victoria! While low fat is actually not healthy I wouldn’t use the oils this recipe calls for. Those choices ARE unhealthy. If you were to use expeller pressed coconut oil, you would be using a truly healthy oil that is loaded with health benefits and is in no way fattening while staying true to the feel and flavor of this recipe. Good luck 🙂

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  25. I also had a hard time forming patties at first — I added chickpea flour and it solved the problem.

  26. These were really tasty, but I had a very hard time with them falling apart and sticking to the pan. I think next time I’ll add more panko in Step 4.

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  29. I think a few seconds in the microwave would be okay! Too long and they’ll probably get rubbery, though.

  30. I was wondering, can these be reheated? I want to make these and send with my one-year-old to preschool. They only have a microwave. . . what do you think?

  31. Great recipe–thank you! I didn’t coat them in the extra panko (my son’s been off breading lately) and he loved them. What a relief since he’s been pushing away almost everything this week!!

  32. Do you think The eggs can cook through ?just worry for my 14 months toodler if the egg not cook well
    Thanks

  33. Thank you Catherine! My 2 & 4 year old boys love these patties! Even the husband ate a few 🙂

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  35. Can you freeze them after the final step? We had leftovers and I wanted to see if you had tried it that way?

  36. I haven’t tried an egg replacer in this recipe. The egg holds it all together so I bet 1 tablespoon of ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons of water would work!

  37. My son is allergic to egg. Do you recommend replacing it with something specific? Can’t wait to try these 🙂

  38. Thanks so much for this recipe! These were soooo good, my husband and I finished the last batch before the kids even got to try any. Whoops. I’m making them again tonight and promise not to eat them all this time. (BTW – found you on Pinterest). Thanks again!

  39. Yes! If you look at the bottom of the recipe directions there is instructions for freezing! I changed it to say, “To Freeze” so it is easier to see! 🙂 Freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for 1 hour (until they are frozen through) then transfer to a zippered baggie or other freezer appropriate container. When ready to cook the, defrost (I like to let them defrost in the fridge. If you put them in there in the morning they should be ready by dinner time) and cook according to the recipe directions!

  40. Amazing! I just made these and they taste SO good! Even the picky eater of the family likes it 🙂 just add a little salt when they’re done and they taste like sonic’s cheesy tots

  41. Amazing! I just made these and they taste so good! Even the picky eater of the family likes them 🙂

  42. Hi there…,first just want to say thank you for sharing this receipe. I just try it and it was delicious! But i added salmon and turn out perfect 🙂 It’s easy to make and i think it’s something that everyone would love,

  43. Can I replace the potato with rice? or add rice? This recipe reminds me of my Grandma’s “Green Rice”… It would be fun to eat it in patty form 🙂

  44. What a great recipe. Never witten a review before but you can’t go wrong with this one. I am making this right now as an appetizer for a get together tonight! YUM!

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  46. My one year old triplets love these- I don’t have alot of time and this is perfect-easy, quick, and I can make them ahead and freeze them! Thank you:)

  47. My daughter (just turned 1) generally eats whatever I give her- with the exception of broccoli. For some reason, she shoves it away every time. But she just devoured these! Thanks.

  48. Just made for lunch today for me and my girls (3 1/2 & 2). They are so yummy! My 3 1/2 year old ate hers and also helped me do the panko breading. My 2 year old was being a picky pants, so no go. I will definately try these again, especially if I EVER have leftover mashed potatoes. 🙂

  49. Had these for dinner last night with corn on the cob on the side. They were all devoured in minutes. Fantastic.

  50. Just made these for lunch for my 16 month old daughter. She didn’t want them at all. But I have a feeling she wasn’t very hungry. Will save for dinner tonight and try again. I thought they were yummy. I did only get 9 1/2 out of this though, not 12. And that was using an ice cream scoop that wasn’t completely full.

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  53. Made these yesterday for lunch for my one year old and myself. I added some chopped spinach and very finely chopped mushrooms for extra veggie variety and some Parmesan cheese (I used a little less grated cheddar than was called for). They were fantastic!

    My little guy has been starting to turn up his nose at veggies (I think he’s had a few too many treats over the holidays) but he devoured these as fast as they were coming out of the pan.

    How do you get yours so thin though? When I tried to flatten them the edges crumbled and fell apart in the pan. They ended up more like flattened nuggets (didn’t hurt the flavor at all but I’m wondering what I was doing wrong).

  54. We love them! We have also made it with sweet potatoes and leftover mash potatoes. They came out great.

  55. We just made these tonight and they were awesome! My 2 year old loved smashing the potatoes and stirring the ingredients. He even enjoyed eating them, which really surprised me since he doesn’t like potatoes of any kind! Thanks for all the awesome recipes.

  56. Made those for my boys for dinner tonight, my 11-month-old loved them, he ate almost 4!, and my picky 3-year-old took few bites. My husband and I thought they were tasty and I loved that they were easy and quick to make. We’ll make them again soon!

  57. Made it last night and it was delish
    I used a Yukon gold potato instead of a Russet
    Also I combined some salsa and sour cream for a dipping sauce…Cant wait to make it again!

  58. Made these last night and called them crabby patties. Kiddos loved them! Even my seven yr old who has refused to eat potatoes thus far his entire life ate these patties up without blinking. Awesome.

  59. With 3 heads of broccoli in the garden that must be eaten pronto… I will make this for lunch tomorrow and some to freeze. They sound fab!

  60. So I made these yesterday with caulifower and my little guy loved them! He never eats vegetables, so it was a big success! They were kind of falling apart though when I fried them, any idea why and how to avoid it? Thanks

  61. Making them as we speak,,,, I was out of bread crumbs so I toasted up a bunch of bread ends and ran them through the food processor hope they work just as good.

  62. i have found that a great way to mince up the broccoli for these kinds of recipes it to just use a box grater and grate the broccoli florets. then you actually don’t even need to pre-cook them, the bits are small enough to cook in the frying pan.

  63. can i omit the cheese. My daughter has a dairy allergy… we use vegan gourmet cheese for pizzas but it is highly processed, so i dont like to use it often. thanks!

  64. I just made these delicious. I tweaked it a little I happen to have mozzerella cheese on hand so I used that instead. They turned out delicious. I think my kids are going to love them.

  65. Interesting. Will definitely try this one. My boy also loves your Broccoli and Carrot Orzo recipe. I make that once in a while, especially in a pinch since it’s so easy.

  66. Oh, do those look yummy! These will definitely be on our menu this week. All of my daughter’s favorite veggies too!

  67. You can also take 1 tbsp of flax seeds and puree it with 2-3 tbsp of water to make a puree that replicates beaten egg. I haven’t tried it in this recipe, but it’s worth a shot.

  68. I would also love a recommendation for egg replacement- we have an egg allergy in our house as well

  69. I have a child with an egg allergy but would love to try this recipe…any suggestions for an egg replacement?

  70. These look like a good way to get my kid to eat broccoli, something her normally wont touch.

  71. Perfect! I was just looking online to see what I could cook for dinner tonight and I just happen to have all of these ingredients in the house! Thank you!

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