25+ BEST Broccoli Recipes: Quick, Easy + Healthy

Broccoli lovers rejoice! Here are 25+ flavor packed broccoli recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to salads, and more. They’re all super tasty (and healthy too)!

Broccoli is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be eaten raw, roasted until it’s crispy, turned into a sauce, or added to soups.

Some of the most popular broccoli recipes on my blog include this Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup and this Broccoli Pesto Sauce. But there are so many great options!

Keep reading to discover some new favorite recipes featuring broccoli…

PS – Be sure to check out these 25Best Sides for Broccoli and 15+ Broccoli Sauces too!

Easy Broccoli Recipes

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This Broccoli Walnut Pesto is a healthy-ish way to indulge in a big bowl of pasta. This homemade broccoli pesto with fresh basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil and lemon is rich, creamy and delicious. Swirl it together with your favorite pasta and top it with some extra parmesan and walnuts for a delicious nutty flavor & crunch.
Broccoli Pesto
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This Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup comes together from scratch in minutes. Made entirely in the Instant Pot with wholesome ingredients and plenty of cheese, this recipe delivers classic broccoli and cheese soup with the push of a button!
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Overhead shot of roasted broccoli next to bowl of basil tahini sauce.
This Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Basil Tahini Sauce will seriously knock your socks off. Who knew that veggies could taste so good! Warning: You will want this sauce on everything… 
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic & Basil Tahini Sauce
Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad (Mayo-Free!)
Creamy Vegan Broccoli Salad (Mayo-Free!)
Get the RECIPE from Minimalist Baker
Broccoli Cheddar Melts: Quite possibly one of the simplest meals, lunch or dinner in under twenty minutes. Plus you have your whole grains, your greens, and even some protein from the cheese, yum!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This broccoli rice recipe is easy to make in a food processor. Sauté it and serve it as a healthy side dish, or stuff it into burritos, bowls, and more!
Get the RECIPE from Love and Lemons
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Broccoli & Bacon is an unforgettable side dish! Pan fried broccoli and crispy bacon are baked in a cheesy garlic sauce.
Get the RECIPE from Cafe Delites
Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Cobbler: A mix between the coziest bowl of broccoli cheddar soup and a savory biscuit topped cobbler. A perfect family friendly meal fit for any night of the week.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
A quick and easy broccoli stir-fry with ginger and sesame, this recipe is ready in under 30 minutes. Enjoy as a side for almost any meal!
Get the RECIPE from Simply Recipes
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe – the best broccoli ever! Perfectly roasted broccoli with crunchy garlic Parmesan coating.
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Simple Cream of Broccoli Soup
This cream of broccoli soup recipe is a classic soup that’s so much better homemade! It’s silky, creamy, and uses no fancy ingredients for a comforting meal.
Get the RECIPE from Salt + Lavender
Whole Wheat Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pizza.
Whole Wheat Lemon Roasted Broccoli Pizza: like eating a salad with a little cheese and a side of whole wheat bread!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
This creamy broccoli salad is full of chopped broccoli, red onion, cranraisins, bacon and sunflower seeds all coated in a sweet creamy sauce!
Get the RECIPE from Like Mother Like Daughter
We’re all in on sheet pan dinner recipes, and this vegetarian sheet pan gnocchi with roasted broccoli pesto is on heavy rotation. Quick and easy, it’s a serious weeknight win.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
A delicious and cheesy twist on a classic favorite, these broccoli tots will fly off of your table. They are the perfect side or appetizer for any meal!
Get the RECIPE from The Recipe Critic
What’s green, filling, and delicious all over? This green curry Buddha bowl! Thanks to it’s exotic green curry sauce, this meat-free and veggie-packed dish is the healthiest thing you’ll ever love.
Get the RECIPE from The Modern Proper
This easy roasted miso broccoli recipe is SUCH a delicious vegetable side dish. Broccoli is roasted until it’s crispy and lightly charred, then tossed in the most luscious, umami-flavoured miso sauce. All you need are 6-ingredients and 30-minutes to make it!
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This easy Broccoli Cheese Casserole recipe is creamy, savory and all kinds of delicious! Made with fresh broccoli, seasoned cheddar and cream cheese sauce, this side dish is ready in 30-minutes and ALWAYS a crowd favorite!
Get the RECIPE from Diethood
Beef and Broccoli is an easy, 1-pan, 30-minute meal that is loaded with fresh broccoli, tender nutrition-packed beef, and the best stir fry sauce. 
Get the RECIPE from Natasha’s Kitchen
If you love to pluck the darkest, crispiest veggies right from the pan, Air Fryer Broccoli is for you!
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This is the best broccoli you'll ever eat. Roasting is such a delicious way to prepare veggies, and broccoli absolutely transforms when cooked in a hot oven. They turn golden brown, the stalks turn tender, and their flavor is enhanced. When roasting any vegetables, it's super simple: don't be afraid of oil & salt! Don't skimp, and toss the vegetables so that they're properly coated in oil and seasoning. 
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Creamy Broccoli Cheddar Casserole with Garlic Butter Pretzels. A mix between the coziest bowl of broccoli cheddar soup and a savory biscuit-topped cobbler. This dish is creamy, filled with broccoli, and topped with salted pretzel rolls. Cook everything together in a big skillet, add cheese, and finish this off in the oven. Simple, but so delicious. The perfect weeknight casserole!
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Here’s a modern spin on wild rice casserole! It’s broccoli cheese flavor, easy to make, and a healthy spin that’s heavy on whole foods.
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This Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli Salad has got to be one of my favorite ways to serve up broccoli.
Get the RECIPE from Half Baked Harvest
Kid-Approved Broccoli Fritters. Healthy + delicious!
Get the RECIPE from Clean Food Crush

How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these broccoli recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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25+ Easy Broccoli Recipes

Here are 25+ flavor packed broccoli recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to salads, and more. They’re all super tasty (and healthy too)! Try this Broccoli Pesto Pasta. It's a healthy-ish way to indulge in a big bowl of pasta.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people



  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 3 Tablespoons salt and broccoli. Cook until bright green and barely tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer broccoli to a food processor or blender, using a slotted spoon; leaving the boiling water in the pot.
  • Add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, and drain pasta.
  • While pasta cooks, add parmesan, basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice to the broccoli in the food processor or blender. Season with salt and pepper, then process until smooth.
  • Toss pasta with broccoli pesto, adding reserved pasta cooking liquid as necessary to coat evenly. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Divide among serving dishes and top with lemon zest, parmesan, walnuts, and a drizzle of olive oil. Enjoy.
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Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 3595mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg

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