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Croquettes are one of the most popular dishes in our country. The most popular are croquettes with meat, mushrooms, and also with cabbage and mushrooms. However, on Polish tables you can also find potato croquettes, croquettes with cheese, and even croquettes with spinach. Check how many calories the croquettes have and what their nutritional values ​​are.

Croquettesis a roller or cylinder-shaped vegetable or meat mass, rolled in breadcrumbs and / or wrapped in a pancake, and then pan-fried until golden brown. In Poland, the most popular are croquettes with meat, mushrooms, and also with cabbage and mushrooms.

Each nation has its own recipes for this dish, but the French were the first to create a written recipe for croquettes. The first recipe dates back to 1691 and was written by the French chef of King Louis XIV and included truffles, cream cheese and bread. Later, remnants of cooked meat, fish and vegetables were added to the stuffing.


  1. Croquettes - with meat, mushrooms and more
  2. Meat croquettes - calories, nutritional values ​​
  3. Croquettes - are the croquettes he althy?
  4. Mushroom croquettes - how many calories do they have?
  5. Diet croquettes

Croquettes - with meat, mushrooms and more

Traditional croquettes consist of pancake dough with stuffing wrapped in it. They are rolled in egg, breadcrumbs and fried in fat until golden brown. They are usually served with red borscht.

In Poland, the most common stuffing for croquettes is:

  • sauerkraut with fried onions and spices
  • sauerkraut with mushrooms or mushrooms
  • minced meat (pork, veal, chicken, turkey) with vegetables
  • minced meat with sauerkraut, mushrooms with cheese and onion

However, croquettes are a dish whose preparation method differs from country to country. In India potatoes are stuffed with croquettes and served with stews.

In Indonesia, to prepare croquettes instead of pancake dough, mashed potatoes are used, stuffed with chicken meat. Then the croquettes are breaded and fried.

In BelgiumTwo types of croquettes are popular: croquettes served as an appetizer with potato stuffing and croquettes served as a main course filled with béchamel sauce and prawns.

And in Germany and Austria only potato croquettes are known, which are served as a side dish.

Dutch croquettes are filled with veal or beef. On the other hand, in Portugal, apart from beef and pork, fish and seafood are also used in croquettes.

Croquettes have a similar filling in the United States, while in Great Britain the most common croquettes are in a frozen form with potato filling.

Meat croquettes - calories, nutritional values ​​(per 100 g)

Caloric value240 kcal
Protein8.9 g
Fat13.1 g
- saturated fatty acids2.76 g
- monounsaturated fatty acids6.77 g
- polyunsaturated fatty acids2.63 g
Cholesterol73.6 g
Carbohydrates22.9 g
fiber1.2 g
Minerals (% of RDA for an adult)
Calcium39.2 mg (4%)
Sodium132.7.0 mg (9%)
Phosphorus113.1 mg (16%)
Potassium161.3 mg (5%)
Iron1.04 mg (10%)
Magnesium15.04 mg (40%)
Zinc1.3 mg (12%)
Copper0.06 mg (7%)
Vitamin B10.18 mg (14%)
Vitamin B20.196 mg (15%)
Vitamin B60.11 mg (8%)
Niacin0.97 mg (6%)
Vitamin B120.45 µg (19%)
Vitamin E2.08 mg (21%)
Foliates27.5 µg (7%)
Vitamin C0.94 mg (1%)
Vitamin A80.7 µg (9%)
Vitamin D0.42 µg (3%)

Nutritional value: own study,% of the recommended daily intake based on the IŻŻ Nutrition Standards, 2022

Croquettes - are the croquettes he althy?

100 grams of croquettes cover the daily requirement for an adult for vitamins and minerals only from a few to a dozen or so percent. croquettescroquettes with meat are characterized by a higher content of vitamins from group B than croquettes with vegetables.

Traditional croquettes have no he alth benefits due to their high fat content. This may contribute to an increased risk of overweight and obesity, and heart disease.

Croquettes are a dish that provides a lot of calories. It is worth knowing that croquettes with vegetable stuffing and those prepared without breading are less caloric, because they also contain less fat.

In addition, the caloric content of croquettes can be reduced by changing the thermal treatment - choose baking instead of frying. In addition, croquettes stuffed with poultry meat are less caloric than those stuffed with pork.

Croquettes prepared in the dietary version, with the use of wholegrain flour and he althy additives, can be included in the diet without any worries. Then they will be a filling and he althy dish.

Mushroom croquettes - how many calories do they have?

Caloric value165 kcal
Protein5.6 g
Fat7.4 g
- saturated fatty acids1.04 g
- monounsaturated fatty acids3.81 g
- polyunsaturated fatty acids2.01 g
Cholesterol49.2 g
Carbohydrates24.0 g
fiber1.8 g
Minerals (% of RDA for an adult)
Calcium36.5 mg (4%)
Sodium103.7 mg (7%)
Phosphorus122.8 mg (18%)
Potassium185.1 mg (5%)
Iron0.99 mg (10%)
Magnesium13.4 mg (34%)
Zinc0.68 mg (6%)
Copper0.18 mg (20%)
Vitamin B10.06 mg (5%)
Vitamin B20.32 mg (25%)
Vitamin B60.06 mg (5%)
Niacin1.9 mg (12%)
Vitamin B120.25 µg (10%)
Vitamin E1.7 mg (17%)
Foliates32.4 µg (8%)
Vitamin C2.46 mg (3%)
Vitamin A67.8 µg(8%)
Vitamin D0.88 µg (6%)

Nutritional value: IŻŻ database,% of the recommended daily intake based on IŻŻ Nutrition Standards, 2022

Diet croquettes

Croquettes can also be prepared in a dietary version, using wholemeal flour or buckwheat instead of wheat, thanks to which the croquettes will be richer in minerals and fiber. Additionally, it is worth frying pancakes in a pan without the addition of fat, thanks to which they will be less caloric.

Diet croquettes are best prepared without breading and baked in the oven. Croquettes filled with sauerkraut and mushrooms, mushrooms, vegetables, poultry and veal will be less caloric.

In addition, you can add vegetables to the meat stuffing. Vegetable sauces, such as tomato, salads and red borscht, will work great with dietary croquettes.

About the authorMarzena Masna, dietitian SOS Diet, dietary catering, WarsawA graduate of dietetics at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She gained professional experience in dietary clinics, the Nursery Complex of the Capital City of Warsaw and Warsaw hospitals for adults and children. She constantly deepens her knowledge by participating in conferences on proper nutrition, as well as diet-prevention and diet therapy of diseases. Currently, a dietitian at SOS Diet, dietary catering, where he deals with nutritional advice for clients, creating recipes, preparing the menu and supervising the quality of meals.

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