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7 Broccoli Recipes Your Family Will Devour

25/02/2017 11:36 PM AEDT | Updated 26/02/2017 5:27 AM AEDT

Broccoli doesn’t have to be a boring, bland side dish. When you liven it up with flavor, broccoli can be the star of the meal. From Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry to Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Honey Butter, these recipes will have your family begging for more.

1. Chinese Vegetable Stir-Fry

There is much to love about this Chinese stir-fry: meaty shiitake mushrooms, crunchy broccoli, sweet bell peppers, and a gingery, garlicky brown sauce. Go ahead and buy your veggies ready-cut to minimize prep time. And, as with any stir-fry, be sure to have all of your ingredients ready before you start cooking. GET THE RECIPE

2. Roasted Broccoli With Chipotle Honey Butter

If you like your broccoli with a little kick, try tossing it in a sweet, spicy, and smoky chipotle honey butter before roasting. It's as delicious as it sounds -- addictive, even. Serve it with simply grilled salmon or steak and dinner is done! GET THE RECIPE

3. Garlicky Roasted Broccoli with Parmigiano-Reggiano

In this recipe, broccoli is roasted with olive oil and garlic until lightly golden, and then finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a squeeze of fresh lemon. GET THE RECIPE

4. Beef with Broccoli

No wok needed for this for this easy "takeout" dish of tender steak and crisp broccoli florets in a rich ginger and garlic sauce. Serve it with steamed rice and a family-friendly dinner is done. GET THE RECIPE

5. Orecchiette with Sausage & Broccoli

Not only is this dish quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole family eats it up, broccoli and all. GET THE RECIPE

6. Broccoli & Cheese Soup with Homemade Croutons

Topped with crisp homemade croutons, this creamy broccoli and cheese soup is a hearty meal unto itself. It will warm your bones from the inside out. GET THE RECIPE

7. Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cheddar & Almonds

Broccoli is even good raw — here it soaks up a creamy dressing, softening a bit but remaining crisp, and pairs beautifully with bits of salty bacon, tangy cheddar cheese and crunchy almonds. GET THE RECIPE

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