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Broccoli Meatballs

Broccoli Meatballs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 250 g purple broccoli rinsed
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 30 g ricotta cheese
  • 30 g Pecorino cheese grated
  • 40 g breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the potatoes in a pot and cover them with water. Add a pinch of coarse salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and cook until tender.
  • In another pot, add broccoli and water, and cook until tender. Drain broccoli and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  • Peel the potatoes and place them in a large mixing bowl with broccoli. Mash everything with the potato masher.
  • Add chopped walnuts, ricotta, salt and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Form small balls and coat them with breadcrumbs.
  • Place the balls on the baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Additional tips

  • Serve broccoli meatballs as a toothpick appetizer with some tasty sauce like honey-mustard or red chilli sauce.
  • You can also fry broccoli meatballs in vegetable oil. Remember to place them on kitchen papers to remove the excess oil.
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