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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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