Home Made Broccoli Croquettes

Broccoli croquettes are a delightful addition to any meal, offering a burst of flavor and nutrition in every bite. This recipe provides a tantalizing twist to traditional croquettes, infusing them with the goodness of broccoli and a perfect blend of herbs and spices. Not only are these croquettes delicious, but they are also suitable for those following the W-W program, allowing you to indulge without guilt.


  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup grated low-fat cheese
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Cooking spray


  1. Prepare the Broccoli: Start by steaming or boiling the broccoli until tender. Once cooked, drain any excess water and allow the broccoli to cool slightly.
  2. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked broccoli, grated cheese, breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Form Croquettes: Using your hands, shape the broccoli mixture into small croquettes or patties. Ensure they are compact and hold their shape.
  4. Coat with Egg: Dip each croquette into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are fully coated on all sides.
  5. Coat with Breadcrumbs: Roll the coated croquettes in breadcrumbs until they are evenly covered. This will give them a crispy outer layer when cooked.
  6. Cooking: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the coated croquettes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly greased with cooking spray. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Serve: Once cooked, remove the broccoli croquettes from the oven and allow them to cool slightly before serving. They can be enjoyed on their own as a snack, served as a side dish, or even as a main course with a side salad.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 2 croquettes
  • Calories: 120
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 8g

W-W SmartPoints: Each serving of 2 broccoli croquettes is 3 SmartPoints on the W-W program.

Conclusion: These W-W broccoli croquettes are not only delicious but also nutritious, providing a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack, a flavorful side dish, or a satisfying main course, these croquettes are sure to please. Plus, with just 3 SmartPoints per serving, you can enjoy them guilt-free as part of your W-W journey. Give this recipe a try and elevate your meals with these tasty broccoli croquettes!

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