215 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4

I have made this recipe for parties before, and they seem to go quite quickly. These are great warm or cold.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place broccoli in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Uncover, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.

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  • In a large bowl, mix broccoli, stuffing mix, Parmesan cheese, onion, eggs, margarine, pepper, and garlic salt. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator approximately 1 hour, until moisture has been absorbed.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Roll the chilled mixture into 1 inch balls, and arrange on a medium baking sheet.

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until browned.

Nutrition Facts

71 calories; 5.1 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 186 mg sodium. 4.2 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Fabulous. Made this as a side dish and we loved it. I did however increase the Parmesan Cheese to 1 cup and used fresh broccoli instead of frozen. I will be using this recipe often not only as a side but for appetizers as well. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious. Puts a whole new light on eating the dreaded broccoli. Thanks for sharing this recipe Heather.
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2008
I had such hope for these but they just weren't a hit here.
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215 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 111
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Fabulous. Made this as a side dish and we loved it. I did however increase the Parmesan Cheese to 1 cup and used fresh broccoli instead of frozen. I will be using this recipe often not only as a side but for appetizers as well. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious. Puts a whole new light on eating the dreaded broccoli. Thanks for sharing this recipe Heather.
(119)
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2006
These are really delicious! I modified based on the reviews I read here: more parmesan cheese (3/4 cup) less onion only 4 eggs half the butter and double the stuffing. GREAT results. I think it needed the extra stuffing to bind up the wet ingredients and make them keep their shape. Once you take the mixture out of the fridge to make the balls give it a good stir to really get the wet ingredients mold-able. The flavor is great. Really delicious and a big hit with my family.
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Easy and a big hit at a party! I couldn't find chicken flavored stuffing so I used herb stuffing. Was wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
I cannot believe how good these are!! I only made them because I had half a box of stuffing that needed using up but they are SO good that I'm going to make them for Thanksgiving dinner next week (and plenty of other times too)! The only changes I made were to use extra-sharp Cheddar (I mistakenly thought I had Parm) and also fresh brocc (I can't stand the frozen stuff). Although they were pretty easy to form into balls you could easily just spread the mixture in a dish and bake as directed. I'm also thinking of making them with broccoli and cauliflower. This is a fantastic recipe. Thanks so much Heather!
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2005
These were pretty good but my family has always made them with two 10 oz. packaged of chopped spinach and no onion and I like those better. Also I baked a few of these before letting them sit and not only was the stuffing still hard but they leaked. Letting the mixture sit is definitely a vital step.
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2009
This was my first time trying these and I'll be making them again for sure but I'm going to experiment a bit. This time out I subbed the parmesan for sharp cheddar which was yummy. My only concern is that they were to "egg-y" Next time less egg adn butter. I'll also be sauteeing the onion and experimenting with adding various seasonings and possibly sauteed mushroom. The flavor was OK it just seemed to be missing something. I think these are a great nibbler I just want to tweak them to be a bit more flavorful.
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2005
Easy and delicious! I saved myself a dish and some time by just covering the frozen broccoli in a large bowl w/ saran wrap and microwaved for 7 minutes then let it drain and cool in a collander while I mixed the ingredients in that same large bowl. I used 16 oz. of chopped broccoli 3/4 cup Parmesan and 1.5 pkgs. of the stuffing but kept the eggs and margarine the same. I subbed 1/4 cup dried minced onions and did garlic powder not garlic salt at 3/4 tsp. I made the balls slightly larger so I ended up with 26 total. Everyone at a potluck gobbled them up and one person asked for the recipe. For something that looks like "nothing special " it sure turns out great.
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2004
Very good! I doubled the stuffing and the broccoli...kept the wet ingredients the same....except I decreased the butter to 1/2 c. I was able to make 80- 1 inch balls that I scooped out with a cookie scoop.....I scooped them onto a cookie sheet and froze them...then put them into freezer zip lock bags for easy use. I did make 20 of them tonight and they are delicious. Thanks for a tasty appetizer!
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
This recipe has been a hit every single time I've made them. I was afraid my husband would not like them because he is picky about vegetables but he absolutely loves them. The only thing that I do different is that I mince about 1/4 of an onion and I tell others to use as much onion according to their taste preference. You can also even use two boxes of stuffing and they still turn out delicious!
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