28 Tasty Broccoli Recipes to Try

Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Tomato Butter and Tapenade
Photo: Photo by David Malosh / Prop Styling by Amy Wilson / Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero

Whether you're looking for a way to use up broccoli stems or want to quickly roast some florets, these broccoli dishes have got you covered. For a main course, try Greg Vernick's roasted broccoli steaks, served with tapenade and a homemade tomato butter. Broccoli makes for a delicious soup, too—Justin Chapple's version, topped with crispy broccoli florets and croutons, is especially satisfying. Read on for even more broccoli recipe ideas.

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Broccoli with Preserved Lemon Yogurt

Broccoli with Preserved Lemon Yogurt
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To make broccoli special, chef Laurent Tourondel cuts it into steaks and roasts it in the oven, then serves it with a cool and tangy yogurt sauce.

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Aioli-Glazed Charred Broccoli

Aioli-Glazed Charred Broccoli

Aioli-coated florets get gorgeously bubbly and browned on a grill or under the broiler, almost like instant broccoli casserole. Chef Helene Henderson says to serve the broccoli piping hot.

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Flash-Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs

Flash-Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Crumbs

The genius idea here is pulsing sliced pepperoni with bread crumbs to add a ton of extra flavor and a great crunch to broccoli.

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Broccoli Carpaccio with Grapes and Watercress

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This super healthy broccoli salad is topped with a tangy yogurt-based dressing.

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Roasted Garlic-Parmigiano Broccoli

Roasted Garlic-Parmigiano Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe requires just seven ingredients: unsalted butter, garlic cloves, freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, salt, freshly ground pepper, broccoli, and extra-virgin olive oil.

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Broccoli, Shiitake and Red Onion Roast

Broccoli, Shiitake and Red Onion Roast

Marcia Kiesel's roasted vegetable dish is simple but hearty, and it's ready in under an hour.

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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw
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Cut into long thin strips with a fine julienne peeler, sweet and crunchy broccoli stems are perfect in a fresh-tasting slaw with carrots, scallions and salty sunflower seeds.

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Creamy Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Crisps

Creamy Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Crisps
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For an ingenious twist on the classic combination of broccoli and melted cheddar, Barbara Lynch serves a warming broccoli soup with cheddar crisps. Try making the crisps with Mimolette, an orange-hued semihard cheese from France, which has a milder, nuttier flavor than cheddar. The soup is equally good with cauliflower or celery root in place of the broccoli.

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Grilled Broccoli and Bread Salad with Pickled Shallots

Grilled Broccoli and Bread Salad with Pickled Shallots

"Grilling over an open flame is my favorite way of cooking," says Charlie Parker. "It gives food so much flavor without the need for butter."Here, he serves lightly charred broccoli and ciabatta cubes in a twist on an Italian bread-and-tomato salad.

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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pine Nuts

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pine Nuts

This weeknight recipe comes together in just three steps.

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Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Chris Kronner created this salad with ingredients from Scribe Winery's garden. It offers an amazing array of flavors: sweet roasted broccoli, bitter escarole, salty anchovies, and sharp cheese.

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Roasted Broccoli with Ancho Butter

Roasted Broccoli with Ancho Butter

If you want to make this recipe in advance, it can be prepared through the third step and refrigerated for up to three days.

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Sesame-Coated Chicken with Broccoli

Sesame-Coated Chicken with Broccoli
© Lucy Schaeffer

In this quick dish, Marcia Kiesel coats chicken pieces with sesame seeds before sautéing, then coats them in a spicy ginger-garlic sauce.

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Orecchiette with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Orecchiette with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Balsamic vinegar adds a hint of sweetness to this savory sauce.

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Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad

Broccoli Matchsticks and Kale Salad

This delicious, healthy salad makes use of sweet broccoli stems.

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Baked Broccoli Ravioli

Baked Broccoli Ravioli

Bill Telepan's fresh free-form ravioli are filled with broccoli and cheese, then boiled and baked until crisp at the edges.

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Warm Broccoli and Barley Pilaf

Warm Broccoli and Barley Pilaf

People tend to cook barley more in the winter than in the summer. But once it's been toasted in a saucepan with some butter and boiled (only 20 minutes), barley is a terrific showcase for super fresh vegetables, like the broccoli Grace Parisi uses here.

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Roasted Broccoli with Brown Butter Fish Sauce

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.

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole with Sausage

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This easy gluten-free broccoli-and-rice casserole is a one-dish meal that's just right for a chilly night.

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Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies

Charred Broccoli with Blue Cheese Dressing and Spiced Crispies
© John Kernick

Chicago chef Stephanie Izard amps up broccoli with a punchy vinaigrette, creamy blue cheese dressing and an irresistibly crunchy, butter-toasted Rice Krispies topping.

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Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Tomato Butter and Tapenade

Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Tomato Butter and Tapenade
Photo by David Malosh / Prop Styling by Amy Wilson / Food Styling by Maggie Ruggiero

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.

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Broccoli and Beer Cheese Cocottes

Broccoli and Beer Cheese Cocottes Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

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

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Warm Crab in Garlic Cream with Charred Broccoli

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Chef Jeremiah Langhorne uses an open-fire hearth at The Dabney to lend a rich smoky flavor to his dishes. The char on the broccoli helps replicate that flavor at home.

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Charred Broccoli Salad

Charred Broccoli Salad

This quick salad is our new favorite way to eat broccoli—and it's delicious hot or cold. Charring brings out depth, and the miso dressing is packed with flavor from rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic.

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Broccoli Stems with Lardo & Fresh Coriander Seeds

Broccoli Stems with Lardo
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This part of the vegetable has a reputation for being fibrous and tough—but when cooked the right way, it becomes tender and toothsome.

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Coriander-Roasted Broccoli

Coriander-Roasted Broccoli
© Abby Hocking

Chef Joseph "JJ" Johnson likes roasting broccoli, but he gives it his own spin by adding a fragrant and delicious oil spiced with coriander, cumin, and garlic.

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Roasted Broccoli with Broccoli Stem Vinaigrette

Roasted Broccoli with Broccoli Stem Vinaigrette
Charissa Fay

Roasting broccoli gives it a wonderful sweetness and crunch, making it a welcome side dish to any meal. Add in garlic and the spicy heat of crushed red pepper, and you've got a dish that will make even the biggest broccoli skeptic ask for seconds. The stems need not go to waste—they're just as delicious as the other parts of the broccoli. "This is a stem-to-floret dish," exclaims TV personality Alex Guarnaschelli.

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Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Crispy Broccoli Florets and Croutons

Broccoli-Spinach Soup with Crispy Broccoli Florets and Croutons
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Given this soup's supremely silky texture, you'll think it's made with cream, but that texture actually comes from a potato pureed into the broth. For contrast, Food & Wine's Justin Chapple tops the soup with crispy broccoli florets and croutons.

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