Broccoli + cheese = winning combo, amirite? From broccoli with cheese sauce to broccoli cheese soup, this combo has been kicking ass and taking names since it was first concocted. Unfortunately, preparations usually include some type of flour or breadcrumb, which as we know, are not keto friendly. This recipe sidesteps the ketosis-busters while still maintaining the flavor combo we all know and love.
If you're anything like me, you eat a lot of broccoli. It's so good for you, so easy to cook, and so friendly to your macros that you just can't help yourself. But let's admit it...we're all kind of sick of broccoli, right? It's not that it doesn't taste good, it's just that we have it all. the. time. But wait, before you banish broccoli to the back of your fridge (or freezer) for good, try this recipe. It'll help you fall back in love with one of your trusty dinner sidekicks all over again.
Serves 4 as a side dish
- 10-12 oz broccoli, chopped and steamed (about 2 crowns if using fresh)
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper.
- In your food processor, pulse steamed broccoli 3-4 times until chopped into small pieces. Put these pieces in your mixing bowl.
- To the mixing bowl, add the cheese, almond meal, eggs, and salt, and mix thoroughly. Taste the mixture (just a bit! The eggs won't kill you) to determine salt level -- if necessary, add more.
- Drop mixture in large spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto lined baking sheet. When finished, flatten each spoonful until it resembles a patty. Amount of patties will depend on the amount of your spoonfuls :)
- Bake in oven for 12 minutes, then flip. Bake 12 minutes more.
- Remove from oven and remove patties to cooling rack or plate to cool. Enjoy!
Time saving tip: Use steam-in-bag frozen broccoli for this recipe. Frozen vegetables are often as or more nutritious as fresh (depending on where and when your store sourced their produce), and steaming them in the bag is less mess for you to clean later!
I hope you enjoy these patties as much as I did -- they're kind of a staple in my house. You can mix this recipe up by subbing cauliflower for the broccoli or pepper jack for the cheddar, both of which I've done based on what I've had on hand. If you try them, let me know!