Broccoli Fritters

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 27, 2023
These cute cakes offer a fun and kid-friendly way to use broccoli. They’re tasty as a side dish paired with any meat. Or serve them with salsa and a dollop of fat-free sour cream for a festive appetizer. —Tracy Eubanks, Ewing, Kentucky


  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salsa, optional


  1. Place broccoli in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam until crisp-tender, 3-4 minutes. Coarsely chop broccoli and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, cheese, flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Stir in broccoli.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium heat. Drop battered broccoli by heaping 1/8 cupfuls into oil; press lightly to flatten. Cook in batches until golden brown, 3-4 minutes on each side, using remaining oil as needed. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with salsa .

Broccoli Fritters Tips

What can you serve with broccoli fritters?

Salsa is great for dipping, but feel free to serve them with your favorite dip or toppings. Try a dollop of sour cream and sliced green onions, Tzatziki sauce, or even spicy mayo! Broccoli fritters can make easy appetizers, a delicious breakfast with a fried egg, or the perfect side to a juicy steak or grilled chicken.

How do you store broccoli fritters?

Store cooled fritters in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To extend their freshness, freeze cooled fritters in single layers and thaw as needed. To reheat, place broccoli fritters on a greased sheet tray and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until hot.

How else can you cook broccoli fritters?

Consider baking these fritters! To bake in a cast-iron skillet, preheat the skillet in the oven at 400°F. Once the skillet is hot, carefully remove it from the oven. Add 1 Tbsp. oil and drop the broccoli batter as directed. Place skillet in the oven and bake fritters for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, use a greased sheet tray but cook fritters longer as the pan won’t be preheated.

Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Associate Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 fritter: 67 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.