15+ Simple Sauces for Broccoli (with Recipes)

Do you love broccoli but want to take it up a notch? Look no further! These 15+ creamy and delicious sauces for broccoli will elevate your veggie game and leave your taste buds wanting more. Whether you’re making steamed broccoli or roasted broccoli, you’ll find a great sauce pairing here!

Looking for ways to spice up your broccoli?

Whether you’re looking to add a bit of zest or a creamy kick, sauces are a great way to add loads of flavor!

Check out these 15+ unique and delicious sauces that will take your broccoli from bland to flavorful. From tangy lemon butter to creamy bearnaise sauce, these sauces will leave your taste buds wanting more and are sure to become staples in your recipe rotation.

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

The BEST Sauces for Broccoli

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… 
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This Broccoli & Cheese recipe is a quick & easy side dish. Fresh, steamed broccoli topped with a homemade, creamy cheese sauce. Great for BBQs or potlucks!
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Spoonful of creamy garlic sauce.
This 5-minute Creamy Garlic Sauce is an easy go-to sauce you can serve with broccoli, pasta, chicken, and so much more. The flavors are rich and savory, and will keep you coming back for more!
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Broccoli with Garlic Sauce. Crispy tender broccoli coated in a glossy thick garlicky sauce with umami flavours! Ready in just 10 minutes.
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Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This roasted red pepper based Spanish sauce is delicious with grilled or roasted broccoli!
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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Parsley Hollandaise Sauce
Simple and delicious roasted broccoli is elevated with the addition of bright, beautiful lemon hollandaise sauce in this savoury side dish recipe.
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Spoon stirring yellow herb sauce in small white bowl
This lemon butter dill sauce recipe, made with dry white wine and fresh dill, is the upgrade your next fish or chicken dish craves! Switch up your go-to weeknight dinner recipes with this 10-minute sauce or add it to your favorite veggies for a quick, healthy snack.
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Platter of grilled broccolini
This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It’s a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 
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Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Perfect to be paired with broccoli, this Bearnaise Sauce Recipe is flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
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Spoon drizzling kecap manis into bowl.
Kecap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce) is a popular Indonesian condiment you can use as a glaze, dressing, marinade, dipping sauce, and more. So sweet and aromatic, this 3-ingredient sauce is easy to make and a must-have in your fridge!
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Fluffy toum in bowl with spoon
With only four ingredients, you can make your own whipped, creamy and delicious Toum, a traditional Lebanese garlic sauce, at home!
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Restaurant ranch dressing in small glass jar with spoon.
This Restaurant Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
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Chimichurri sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Chimichurri Sauce recipe is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor.
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This garlic aioli is creamy, garlicky & ready in just 5 minutes! It’s an easy sauce made with fresh garlic, egg yolk, olive oil & lemon juice.
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Sun dried tomato pesto in small white bowl with spoon.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (Pesto Rosso) is delicious tossed with broccoli. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients in 5 minutes! 
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How to make ahead and store

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

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Collage of sauces for broccoli.

15+ BEST Sauces for Broccoli

Do you love broccoli but want to take it up a notch? Look no further! These 15+ creamy and delicious sauces for broccoli will elevate your veggie game and leave your taste buds wanting more. Whether you're making steamed broccoli or roasted broccoli, you'll find a great sauce pairing here! Try this Basil Tahini Sauces. It's creamy and packed with flavor!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people



Basil Tahini Sauce



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan and toss with garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.
  • Remove the broccoli from the oven and toss with the lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Basil Tahini Sauce

  • In a high powered blender, combine all ingredients.
  • Blend on high until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.
  • Add up to ¼ cup more water (blending again to incorporate) until you get the thickness you like. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 


Basil Tahini Sauce can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. 
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Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 174.7mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2.8mg

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