For the Love of Broccoli

The scary green vegetable that once haunted our childhoods managed to make a comeback as a rather lovably delicious friend. Check out these recipes devoted to one of the best and most patient of the vegetables, broccoli.
By: Anna Becker / 11/27/2018 / Recipes

1. Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pasta with Raisins and Breadcrumbs

We're kicking our list of best Broccoli recipes off with our favorite weeknight pasta dish, Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pasta with Raisins and Breadcrumbs. The key is the crunchy breadcrumbs for delicious texture. This recipe super easy to make and sure to become a staple.

2. Pepperoncini Shrimp & Broccoli with Creamy Lemon Herb Dip

Looking for a dish to transport you to the seaside? Seems oddly specific, but if you are, our Pepperoncini Shrimp & Broccoli with Creamy Lemon Herb Dip is the recipe for you. We lightly fry up the shrimp in spicy pepperoncini and garlic infused oil and serve it along side some perfectly cooked broccoli. This recipe makes for a great starter or easy side dish if you half the recipe.

3. Broccoli and Black Olive Pizza with Cherry Tomato Sauce

Broccoli is certainly an under-rated pizza topping. That's why for this recipe, we're putting broccoli at the front and center. Beyond the toppings, the key to a good pizza is really in the sauce. Our recipe uses cherry tomato sauce for a perfect naturally sweet flavor. This one is great for any night of the week.

4. Cheesy Broccoli Pizza Pockets with Romaine-Parmesan Salad

So maybe you're starting to get the sense that we really like to combine broccoli and pizza. You're right! Our Cheesy Broccoli Pizza Pockets with Romaine-Parmesan Salad are a favorite for all ages and palates. Be sure to cook this one for your ideal night in.

5. Roasted Chicken & Broccoli with Cheddar Rice Casserole

Our Roasted Chicken & Broccoli with Cheddar Rice Casserole is something of a classic. We love it for the tangy cream cheese rice casserole. For this recipe, we bake the broccoli and chicken together with some olive oil, salt and pepper.

6. Broccoli-Cheddar Soup with Peas & Garlicky Ciabatta

We saved the best broccoli recipe for last... Broccoli-Cheddar Soup. This is must-have winter recipe. We add peas and mascarpone to make it extra creamy and give it a bright color. Don't forget the garlicky ciabatta to dunk into the soup!