The Best Broccoli Recipes You Haven't Tried Before
Healthy broccoli recipes
It may not be as trendy as avocados or as beloved as comfort food faves like sweet potatoes, but there are a lot of reasons to fill your plate with broccoli. This nutrient-packed cruciferous veggie is a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C and filling fiber and will set you back a mere 33 calories per cup. An enzyme in broccoli may even help slow down the aging process. Here, creative, healthy, and totally delicious broccoli recipes you should try, from egg dishes to creamy soups to flavor-packed stir-fry.
Broccoli, Roasted Garlic, and Potato Soup
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This thick, savory dish is an unexpected alternative to butternut squash soup. Want to quickly make this soup again in the future? Roast two heads of garlic and freeze the extra for next time.
Ingredients: Garlic, avocado oil, yellow onion, fresh broccoli, russet potato, salt, low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, apple cider vinegar, black pepper, raw honey, plain whole-milk yogurt, fresh parsley
Roasted Broccoli Salad With Celery and Apple
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The combination of roasted broccoli with crisp apple and celery is surprisingly delicious. Top this veggie dish with roasted chicken or salmon for a complete meal.
Ingredients: Fresh broccoli, avocado oil, salt, black pepper, cayenne, fresh lemon juice, Dijon mustard, celery, red apple, slivered almonds
Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust
Try this recipe: Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust
A satisfying, cheesy comfort food meal that's still healthy? Yes, it's possible. Start (or end) your day with a slice of this protein-packed, grain-free quiche.
Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray, sweet potato, avocado oil, yellow onion, broccoli, cayenne, eggs, unsweetened almond milk (or another milk of choice), salt, black pepper, sharp cheddar cheese
Broccoli Egg Foo Yong
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This one-dish dinner stars broccoli, plus other good-for-you ingredients like ginger and eggs. The takeout favorite is packed with protein and veggies and takes just 20 minutes to whip up.
Ingredients: Eggs, grapeseed oil, broccoli slaw, scallions, ginger, garlic, black pepper, tamari or soy sauce, sesame oil
Broiled Beef and Broccoli
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This Asian-inspired, low-carb dish can be on the table in just 30 minutes. As a bonus, it's packed with protein and fiber, and shiitakes are powerful cancer fighters (plus they boost heart health, brain function, and immunity).
Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, light brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, flank steak, broccoli florets, shiitake mushrooms, extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic Turkey-Broccoli Stir-Fry
Try this recipe: Garlic Turkey-Broccoli Stir-Fry
Takeout cravings taking hold? This dish has lean protein from turkey tenderloin, plus good-for-you veggies like broccoli and immune-boosting garlic. Plus, it's only 262 calories per serving. What’s not to love?
Ingredients: Sesame oil, turkey tenderloin, less-sodium chicken broth, garlic, cornstarch, crushed red pepper, salt, red bell pepper, broccoli florets, water chestnuts, low-sodium soy sauce
Broccoli Steaks With Parmesan Bread Crumbs
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Load up on plenty of fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals with this delicious broccoli steak recipe. By cooking the entire stalk, you'll reap the nutritional benefits of both the florets and the stem (which isn't usually the case with most precut or frozen broccoli meals). French bread crumbs add satisfying crunch.
Ingredients: French bread, fresh broccoli, butter, Worcestershire sauce, grapeseed oil, thyme, Parmesan cheese, pepper
Celeriac Pasta With Baby Broccoli
Try this recipe: Celeriac Pasta With Baby Broccoli
Use your spiralizer to create satisfying (and low-carb) celeriac noodles. In summer, you can substitute in-season zucchini noodles for the celeriac (start with 2 1/2 pounds of zucchini).
Ingredients: Celeriac, salt, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, ricotta salata, baby broccoli
Orecchiette With Chickpeas and Broccoli Rabe
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This satisfying pasta dish is packed with monounsaturated fats from the chickpeas and olive oil. For extra fiber, choose whole-grain pasta.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, chickpeas, garlic, crushed red pepper, broccoli rabe, chicken broth, orecchiette pasta, salt, fresh Parmesan cheese
Broccoli and Beef With Oyster Sauce
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This healthier version of a takeout favorite requires just 25 minutes of prep. Want to skip the protein entirely and just load up on veggies? There's so much texture and flavor in this dish that you probably won't miss the meat.
Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, dry sherry, cornstarch, sugar, black pepper, flank steak, chicken broth, oyster sauce, sesame oil, peanut oil, broccoli, scallion, garlic, red pepper flakes, jasmine rice (optional)