Spring Produce: Best Broccoli Recipes

Feast on vibrant green broccoli in pastas, salads, soups and more this spring.

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Armando Rafael Moutela ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC All Rights Reserved

Broccoli and Bow Ties

Toss steamed broccoli and tender bow ties in a buttery sauce made with lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic. Stir in toasted pine nuts and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan for nutty flavor and crunch.

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Broccoli Gratin

The key to this decadent gratin is all in the layering: Sprinkle sharp cheddar on top of crisp yet tender broccoli before pouring on a buttery sauce. A final layer of cheese and breadcrumbs is all it needs before baking. You'll know it's finished when the gratin is bubbly and the breadcrumbs turn light brown. 

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Treat the sliced red onion to an ice water bath in order to temper its strong flavor before combining with crisp bacon and raw florets of broccoli and cauliflower.

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Simple Cream of Broccoli Soup

This basic, comforting cream of broccoli soup gets a flavor boost from an ordinary pantry ingredient: nutmeg.

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Broccoli with Walnut Romesco Sauce

This simple side or appetizer is loaded with flavor. Dip the tender broccoli florets in romesco, a traditional Spanish nut- and red pepper-based sauce.

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