20 Broccoli Recipes That Even Picky Eaters Will Love
Long are the days where we have to smother our florets in cheddar cheese. We’d like our broccoli front and center, right where we can see it and taste it. We collected delicious broccoli recipes that even picky eaters will love. From Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon to Broccoli Tots, we have all the tasty recipes that showcase our affinity for this green veggie. Cook up these pretty little florets for a healthy accompaniment to any meal.
Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe
Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy stir fry needs to be on your weeknight rotation.
Baked Broccoli Tots
Recipe: Baked Broccoli Tots
Broccoli Tots are the healthier yet equally delicious version of classic tater tots.
Recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Soup
Cue the nostalgia factor, this creamy soup instantly brings us back to our childhood days.
Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Parmesan Croutons
This vibrant and hearty soup was made for those long winter months.
Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp with Broccoli
Throw together this tasty meal in a pinch by using bagged, precut broccoli florets.
Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad
Even the picky-eaters of the group will be lining up for seconds for this Crispy Chicken-and-Broccoli Salad.
Simple Whole Roasted Chicken with Broccoli-Mushroom Rice
Looking for an easy one-pan dinner? Try this savory chicken and vegetable dish.
Roasted Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad
This tangy broccoli salad is filled with flavorful ingredients from Honey crisp apples to crispy bacon.
Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon
A little bit of turmeric enhances the color here; it's a bit of a trick that makes you perceive the sauce as cheesier than it actually is.
Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole
"The old-school version of this recipe uses canned soup and often calls for frozen broccoli. My new twist is made with fresh, wholesome ingredients. It takes just a smidgen of more time, but the results are absolutely extraordinary." —Contributing editor Virginia Willis.
Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe
You can prepare these kabobs up to two days in advance. All that's left is popping them onto the grill just before you're ready to serve.
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
Recipe: Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake
Cheese-filled tortellini and a chopped pecan topping add extra flavor to this kid-friendly Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake, while broccoli and red bell pepper contribute pops of color throughout this one-dish meal. Add even more fun color by using colored tortellini. The unlikely pairing of ingredients like white wine and pecans will impress guests, while the delicious buttery crackers and grated Parmesan cheese will please even the pickiest eaters. Make this casserole dish for a potluck group or your family and receive rave reviews from all. One reviewer said that she enjoyed it so much, that she immediately emailed the recipe to her girlfriends.
Recipe: Peanut-Broccoli Stir-fry
Vegetarian or not, you'll love this healthy and satisfying meat-free dish for its delicious sauce: a flavorful combination of creamy peanut butter, fresh ginger and sweet chili sauce.
Queso-Broccoli Potato Chowder
Recipe: Queso-Broccoli Potato Chowder
Refrigerators and freezers cannot cool soups quickly enough to be food safe. Speed up the cooling process by placing the pot of soup in a bath of ice water in the sink. Stir soup often to help release the heat. Even your kids won't be able to resist this broccoli chowder. Sautéed ham and creamy Cheddar cheese create a savory base.
Broccoli Salad Dip
Recipe: Broccoli Salad Dip
Spin the old-school salad into a dip, and pair with everything from crudités to pretzel rods.
Lemony Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Recipe: Lemony Broccoli Rabe Pasta
Broccoli rabe, a bitter, almost-spicy descendant of wild mustard, is actually more closely related to turnips than broccoli. Blanching, before sautéing, mellows out its bitterness and locks in the bright green color.
Broccolini with Pecans and Cane Syrup Vinaigrette
Easy, in-a-pinch substitutions: Use molasses for cane syrup and broccoli florets in place of fresh Broccolini. Pomegranate seeds add a festive touch.
Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad
This easy version of broccoli salad features frozen broccoli plus cauliflower and chopped carrot for added color and crispness.