Crispy Broccoli & Cheese Fritters are mindblowing delicious! They only require 8 ingredients and have a low-carb, keto option! This is an appetizer you are going to want to sink your teeth into!

Eating fritters is one of my favorite appetizers. They have a crispy exterior, and they’re filled with lots of ooey-gooey cheddar and parmesan cheese. The seasonings are so delicious combined with the broccoli and other ingredients.

My only problem is that I always want to eat more because they’re so yummy. Once you taste them you’ll understand my desire to eat more of them!

What You’ll Need To make Crispy Broccoli & Cheese Fritters

  • Broccoli: You will need around three cups of florets. They’re the perfect flavor and make this dish so incredible.  
  • Eggs: The eggs are important because they help to bind the other ingredients together. They make it, so the fritters don’t fall apart when you flip them over.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese: I love the flavor of using shredded cheddar cheese. It’s best if you can shred the block of cheese yourself, or you can also buy a prepackaged if you’re in a hurry. You can swap out the cheddar cheese for any other variety of cheese you like.
  • Parmesan cheese: I enjoy using parmesan cheese because it is a little bit salty and enhances the overall flavor of the fritters.
  • Garlic: Minced garlic is so terrific in these broccoli and cheese fritters. You can always add more or less if you want to.
  • Flour: You can use regular all-purpose flour or to make it low carb, or keto, you can use almond flour. It’s a very versatile recipe.
  • Seasoning: I prefer to use Cajun seasoning, and every once in awhile, I will add in taco seasoning. You could also swap that for your favorite spice blend.
  • Oil: You can use an oil of your choice to fry the crispy cheese fritters.

How To Make Broccoli & Cheese Fritters

Making fritters is super easy, even if you’ve never done it before. They are great, even if you are a beginner.

Start off by first blanching the broccoli florets in a pot of boiling water. They just need to cook for 2 minutes or until they’re cooked through. Drain them well in a colander and slice them into small pieces like you would broccoli rice.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl, then mix in the cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, flour, spices, and the freshly cooked chopped broccoli. Mix well until the ingredients are fully combined.

Using a nonstick pan, you’ll need to heat the oil over medium-high heat. Place 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and flatten it out with a spoon. You want each other fritters to be half an inch thick. You’ll need to cook the fritters for two to three minutes on each side. They should be golden brown when they are done. Repeat the process until all of the fritters have been made.

You can serve the broccoli cheese fritters with any of your favorite sauce has such a sour cream, Greek yogurt, Sriracha mayo, or any other of your favorite dipping sauce. I like to serve them with this spicy mayo.

How Do You Store Leftover Fritters?

You will need to refrigerate any leftover broccoli and cheese fritters. Allow them plenty of time to cool down after cooking and place them in an airtight container. They will last up to five days in the refrigerator.

How Do You Reheat Fritters?

There are a couple of options when it comes to reheating these broccoli fritters. You could heat them up in your air fryer or toaster oven until they’re hot and crispy. Or you can add a little bit of oil to a skillet and heat them up just the way you made them in the first place.

Both methods are good, and we’ll give you a crispy exterior. You could microwave them, but the results are going to be less than appealing. When you microwave the fritters, they tend to become mushy or a little bit soggy.

Dipping Sauces

Here are a few of my favorite dipping sauces for these crispy broccoli & cheese fritters. YUM!

Spicy Mayo

Creamy Cilantro Sauce and Dressing

Honey Mustard Sauce

5 Minute Skinny Chipotle Sauce | Gimme Delicious

5 from 8 votes

Crispy Broccoli & Cheese Fritters {Low-carb | Keto Option}

Crispy Broccoli & Cheese Fritters are mindblowing delicious! They only require 8 ingredients and have a low-carb, keto option! This is an appetizer you are going to want to sink your teeth into!
Prep5 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Total15 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • Blanch broccoli florets in a pot of boiling water for 2 minutes or just until cooked. Drain well and cut into small pieces (almost like broccoli rice).
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, flour, spices, and chopped broccoli to the bowl. Stir until fully combined.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter and drop into the pan, gently flattening with a spoon, to about ½ inch thickness.
  • Cook each fritter for 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining Batter.
  • Serve with sour-cream, Greek yogurt, Sriracha mayo, or your favorite dipping sauce!



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 203kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 261mg, Potassium: 417mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1240IU, Vitamin C: 102mg, Calcium: 243mg, Iron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, broccoli, easy, healthy, low-carb
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  1. Tasty! Unfortunately, mine fell apart probably because I used pork rinds instead of flour so if I try this recipe again I will do a little more research to find a better way to use the pork rinds as a binder. In the meantime, I will cook the rest of the batter like hash browns.

  2. they turned out great! We had them as a main course, I’d like to know what would go well with them for a meal.

  3. Mine turned out exactly like yours! I ate waaaay too many…lol (that’s how good they are!). A definite keeper.
    Thank you for sharing!