Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches

When I was working on this recipe, I realized that I’ve done a lot of broccoli cheddar recipes. I’ve already made broccoli cheddar soup, baked broccoli tots, chicken, broccoli and cheddar risotto, and my curried chicken, broccoli and cheddar casserole. It’s one of my absolute favorite combinations in the world since I was a kid. I refused to eat my broccoli if it wasn’t smothered in cheddar! This week I took my love for it to the next level. I’ve talked a lot about how much I adore any kind of pancake. It is kind of how Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec feels about her waffles. So two of my favorites combined in these incredible broccoli cheddar griddle cake sandwiches. They were also super simple to make.

I prepared the broccoli for the griddle cakes first. To really bring out their flavor, I roasted them with lots of olive oil and seasoning. It was such a fantastic base for the griddle cake batter! Then I put the broccoli in my food processor to grind it all into a fine crumb. That way the griddle cakes didn’t fall apart because the pieces were too big.
The rest of the batter for the broccoli cheddar griddle cake sandwiches came together quickly after that. I stirred the finely ground broccoli with an egg, Greek yogurt, cheddar, finely chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce and lots of seasoning. There was a whole lot of flavor going on!
My beloved electric griddle cooked the broccoli cheddar griddle cake batter to perfection. I made sure to grease it with butter first to help brown them a little. I also used a quarter cup measure to make them all a uniform size. That made 8 perfect little cakes!
At this point, the griddle cakes were fantastic on their own as a side. I made them into very low carb and nutritious sandwich “bread” though! I smeared two of the cakes with a little Dijon, then put a little turkey and avocado in the middle.

Oh my goodness, these broccoli cheddar griddle cake sandwiches were such an amazing, healthy lunch! I loved using the cakes as the sandwich bread for a low carb option. It was also so much fun to combine two of my favorite food things into one dish! I hope you all love these as much as I did. xoxo

Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
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Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These broccoli cheddar griddle cake sandwiches are such an amazing, lean meal! The cakes are easy to make with turkey, avocado and mustard in the middle. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Broccoli, Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches, Sandwiches
Servings: 4
Calories: 315 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE BROCCOLI CHEDDAR GRIDDLE CAKES
  • 1 head broccoli
  • olive oil as needed
  • Lawry's seasoned salt as needed
  • freshly ground black pepper as needed
  • 1 whole onion finely diced
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 dash worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter for the griddle
FOR THE SANDWICHES (if desired)
  • Dijon mustard as needed
  • 8 thin slices deli turkey
  • 1 whole avocado pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. First, prepare the broccoli. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Cut the broccoli into manageable pieces and transfer them to a baking dish. Then drizzle the olive oil generously on the broccoli, as well as big pinches of the seasoned salt and black pepper. Stir it all together well, then roast it for 8-10 minutes. Let it cool for a minute, then transfer the broccoli to a food processor to very finely process it into almost a crumb. Then pour it into a large mixing bowl with the onion, egg, Greek yogurt, flour, a big pinch more of seasoned salt and pepper, Worcestershire, parsley, tarragon, cayenne pepper and cheddar. Set the batter aside.
  2. Pre-heat an electric griddle to 350 or a griddle pan over medium high heat. Grease the griddle with the butter, then scoop 1/4 cup portions of the batter onto it to cook on the first side. The recipe yielded 8 total with that measurement and I cooked them all at once. Let the pancakes cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they get slightly brown and cooked through. They can be served as is at this point if you wish as a side, or you can make them into 4 sandwiches total. Smear Dijon on one side of two pancakes, then place two slices of turkey and a couple of avocado slices in the middle. Enjoy for an amazing lunch or light dinner!
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.6g27%
Saturated Fat 5.7g36%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 647mg18%
Carbohydrates 18.9g6%
Fiber 4.9g20%
Sugar 7.4g8%
Protein 22g44%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches
Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches

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14 thoughts on “Broccoli Cheddar Griddle Cake Sandwiches”

  1. No shame in having multiple broccoli and cheddar recipes! It’s a fantastic combination haha I’ll have to try out this recipe. We’re in desperate need of some variety in our home right now!

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