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
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