Broccoli Recipes



If you’ve only been eating plain, steamed broccoli, you're missing out. There are many ways to prepare this tender ingredient that will make you forget that you're actually eating your vegetables. Chef Charlie Parker of Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco loves to grill his broccoli over an open flame: "It gives food so much flavor without the need for butter." If flames aren't your thing, F&W's guide also has ideas for broccoli salads, slaws, soups, casseroles and more.

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Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Tomato Butter and Tapenade

At his Philadelphia restaurant, Chef Greg Vernick treats broccoli like a steak, roasting it at a high temperature on a preheated pan to achieve a lightly charred crust. Cooked on the same pan, umami-packed tomatoes blend up into a super-quick sauce enriched with just the right amount of butter.

Broccoli and Beer Cheese Cocottes

An update on the classic broccoli-cheese casserole, these individual servings of bubbly lager-spiked Red Leicester cheese sauce over broccoli with crunchy croutons are crowd-pleasers.

Roasted Broccoli with Brown Butter Fish Sauce

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Flash-roasted broccoli and onion stand up to the salty one-two punch of capers and fish sauce. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes 

Broccoli Stems with Lardo & Fresh Coriander Seeds

This part of the vegetable has a reputation for being fibrous and tough—but when cooked the right way, it becomes tender and toothsome.Reprinted from Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. Copyright 2017 by Grand Central Life & Style. Published by Hachette Book Group (hachettebookgroup.com)Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes

Coriander-Roasted Broccoli

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Joseph “JJ” Johnson, the chef at The Cecil in Manhattan’s Harlem neighborhood, likes roasting broccoli, but he gives it his own spin by adding a fragrant and delicious oil spiced with coriander, cumin and garlic. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes 

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Broccoli-and-Cheddar Soufflé

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Chef Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, Oregon, loves adding broccoli to her soufflé for flavor, but the secret to this soufflé’s great color is a little bit of spinach in the mix.Slideshow: Savory Soufflé Recipes

Grilled Broccoli Rabe with Salsa Rossa

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New York City chef Andrew Carmellini blanches and then grills broccoli rabe so it's tender and slightly charred. He serves it with a killer sun-dried tomato and roasted red pepper sauce that gets an appealing kick from pickled hot peppers. Slideshow:  More Broccoli Recipes 

Shaved Broccoli and Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese

The combination of creamy goat cheese, fresh herbs, thin and crunchy vegetables with rich olive oil, lemon, and a little salt is addictive. If you have a mandoline, it's great to use it here. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes