15 Broccoli Recipes

A delicious collection of broccoli recipes from food bloggers | gimmesomeoven.com

Hey everyone, it’s Hayley with this week’s roundup (how is it Sunday again already)?

Let me be clear, I was not one of those kids who hated broccoli. As long as I can remember, I’ve liked it, and could never relate to those kids who’d scrunch up their faces at the sight of it. However, I should mention there as a brief period of time where broccoli and I took a break. When I was younger, my dad would make my sister and I eat raw broccoli with almost every dinner. And see, raw broccoli is very different than cooked broccoli — it’s practically a different vegetable! “It’s the healthiest vegetable you can eat!” he’d proclaim. To make it semi-palatable, we’d have to dip it in generous pools of Thousand Island Dressing or Ranch, which was really more like eating salad dressing with a side of broccoli. But he’d allow it.  (Oh, the lengths parents will go to get their kids to eat certain things.) Luckily the mandatory raw broccoli eating period of my childhood was just a phase though, and we became fast friends again (in its wonderful cooked form, of course).

A few years ago I discovered the glorious merits of roasted broccoli, and since then I’ve never turned back. It’s my favorite way to eat those marvelous tiny trees. When my husband and I roast it, we toss it with olive oil, some slivers of garlic, chili flakes, a sprinkling of salt, and sometimes a squeeze or two of lemon. And we get giddy when it sticks to the pan, and some of the smaller pieces get extra toasty. Oh yes — we call it “carbon broccoli.”

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So I have to say — my dad was right. Broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, and it just so happens to be in season right now! So today we’re sharing 15 exciting ways to enjoy this cruciferous veggie.  From the classic broccoli and cheese soup, to broccoli tots, to a pasta with broccoli pesto, even a “magic” broccoli dish, and more — we hope that you find something that makes you want to get to choppin’ broccoliiiiiii stat.  Enjoy!

Broccoli Tots | thetwobiteclub.com

Broccoli Tots | The Two Bite Club

Burnt Broccoli Salad with Crispy Capers | wholeheartedeats.com

Burnt Broccoli Salad with Crispy Capers | Wholehearted Eats

12-Minute Chicken and Broccoli | gimmesomeoven.com

12-Minute Chicken and Broccoli | Gimme Some Oven

Broccoli Soup with Tahini, Lemon and Pine Nut Za'atar | mydarlinglemonthyme.com

Broccoli Soup with Tahini, Lemon and Pine Nut Za’atar | My Darling Lemon Thyme

Creamy Roasted Garlic Shells with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Broccoli | bevcooks.com

Creamy Roasted Garlic Shells with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Broccoli | Bev Cooks

Magic Broccoli | recipetineats.com

Magic Broccoli | RecipeTin Eats

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli Pesto | gimmesomeoven.com

Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli Pesto | Gimme Some Oven

Broccoli Stem Noodles with Ginger-Sesame Dressing | alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Broccoli Stem Noodles with Ginger-Sesame Dressing | All Day I Dream About Food

Spinaroli Pizza | thebrewerandthebaker.com

Spinoccoli Pizza | The Brewer and the Baker

Broccoli Tabouli | iquitsugar.com

Broccoli Tabouli | I Quit Sugar

Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce | gimmesomeoven.com

Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce | Gimme Some Oven

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Whole Grain Mustard Croutons | gatheranddine.com

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Whole Grain Mustard Croutons | Gather & Dine

Easy Ginger Beef Broccoli Stir Fry | leelalicious.com

Easy Ginger Beef Broccoli Stir Fry | Leela Licious

Broccoli Chicken Mac & Cheese | gimmesomeoven.com

Broccoli Chicken Mac & Cheese | Gimme Some Oven

Chickpea Broccoli Salad with Dijon Maple Dressing | myplantbasedkitchen.com

Chickpea Broccoli Salad with Dijon Maple Dressing | My Plant Based Kitchen

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Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven

Hayley Putnam lives to eat, and loves writing, particularly about food! She contributes to Foodie Crush, and also bakes and blogs for her own little nook of the food blogosphere, Tiptoes in the KitchenShe lives in Greensboro, N.C., with her husband Jay and their four-legged furry daughter, Luma.  You can also find Hayley on Pinterest and Instagram.

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5 comments on “15 Broccoli Recipes”

  1. I loooove broccoli. I am so gonna try all the recipes in here.

  2. I’m a broccoli fanatic, too! Loved it as a kid as well, though I did require copious amounts of cheese on mine back then. No cheese needed these days. Just lots and lots of broccoli! Thanks for sharing such a great round-up!

  3. Hi,  I just wanted to let y’all know I have made the 12 minute Chicken and Broccoli about 10 times now.  I must really like it!
    Yes, I do.  Not only is it delicious, but it really is 12 minutes or less to make it.

    • Thanks for sharing Tricia — we’re so glad to hear you’re a fan of that recipe! :D