Bennigan’s Savory Broccoli Bites (Copycat) Recipe

These delicious fried fun-sized broccoli bites are mixed with cheese and bacon to create a one-of-a-kind appetizer. This Bennigan original is a must-try and is simple to recreate.

Bennigan’s Savory Broccoli Bites (Copycat) Recipe

How To Make Bennigan’s Savory Broccoli Bites (Copycat)

Bennigan’s savory broccoli bites recipe makes an interesting appetizer. Savory fun-sized balls filled with broccoli, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins


  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched, drained, and chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • vegetable oil , roughly 5 to 8 cups, for frying

To serve:

  • tomato ketchup, or any dipping sauce of your choice


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg and milk then set aside.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well at the center of the flour mixture, then pour your liquids. Fold until evenly incorporated.
  4. Add your broccoli, cheese, and bacon. Fold once more until evenly incorporated. Set aside.
  5. Preheat your oil ready for frying then prepare a basket lined with paper towels.
  6. Shape your mixture into 2 ounces of balls either using spoons or an ice cream scoop. Deep fry roughly 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Drain onto your lined basket, then serve immediately with 3 tablespoons of your favorite dipping sauce per serving.


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 300mg
  • Calories: 379kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 114mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 261mg
  • Protein: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 1411mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 675IU
  • Vitamin C: 41mg
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