Cooking with Broccoli
Don’t miss out on our favorite ways to incorporate more broccoli into your healthy diet.
Although notably one of the least favorable members of the vegetable family, broccoli is a great source of nutrition. Whether sautéed or used in a spicy rice bowl, these recipes might just create a broccoli-lover out of everyone.
A flavor-packed solution for your busy weeknights, Cheesy Penne with Broccoli is a kid-pleasing dish that’s ready in just 20 minutes.
This dish makes great use of broccoli stalks in a riff on carpaccio, which is traditionally a dish of thinly sliced raw meat. This standout salad will win over the entire family. You can use a mandoline to make easy work of slicing the broccoli thinly and evenly.
Kids like the chewy gnocchi, sweet broccoli, and crunchy nuts in this easy-to-make pasta dish. Look for shelf-stable packaged gnocchi with the dried pasta, and to cut costs, swap in chopped almonds or pecans for pine nuts.
Crushed red pepper brings the heat in this Spicy Chile and Garlic Broccoli recipe. Serve this healthy side with lean beef or chicken for a well-rounded and delicious meal.
The whole family will love this cheesy chicken and broccoli rice dish. Don't leave out the almonds–they add flavor and crunch to this one-dish meal. Serve with cremini mushrooms sautéed in butter and white wine and seasoned with fresh thyme.
Although this recipe yields a large amount, leftovers keep well for a couple of days; top with noodles just before serving so they stay crisp.
Though this Asian stir-fry requires a bit of time and preparation, it will mix up your traditional weeknight dishes in a way your family will definitely enjoy.
Count on having dinner on the table in about 40 minutes, and serve this soup the moment it's done for the best results. In fact, if you wait, you'll find it gets thicker with time. If you have leftovers, you will want to thin the soup with a little chicken broth or milk to the desired consistency.
A classic French dish, potato gratin combines with the American favorite, broccoli-cheese casserole, for a tasty twist on both. Make sure all the potato slices are about the same thickness so they cook evenly.
Chicken and rice dishes are common family meals. This one gives new life to leftover grilled chicken. Slightly browning the broccoli deepens the taste of the dish.
Broccoli remains crisp-tender in this recipe, though you can substitute any leftover cooked vegetables. Assemble the casserole the night before. Cover, refrigerate, and bake in the morning.
Vegetable lasagna is a crowd-pleaser and a classic make-ahead dish. You can use precut onions, matchstick-cut carrots, and broccoli, in addition to precooked noodles, to speed up preparation.
Crisp Italian bread rounds out the menu with this shrimp salad. Using bagged broccoli florets cuts several minutes of preparation time.
Using bagged broccoli florets and preshredded carrots all but eliminates the prep with this vegetarian entrée. If you want to add meat, use chopped chicken or thin strips of flank steak.
This top-rated shrimp-and-broccoli pasta recipe is super simple, making it perfect for busy weeknights. Dress up the meal with a glass of light pinot noir.
In this linguine dish, sliced garlic gives off a mellower flavor and becomes part of the terrific texture. Unlike the light amount of sauce served with most pastas, when combining clam sauce and linguine, there should be a little extra broth.
Broccoli florets add texture to this creamy pasta dish. If you like, add a dash of crushed red pepper with the shrimp. When shopping for shellfish, look for the Marine Stewardship Council stamp to ensure you’re making a sustainable choice.