Our Very Best Broccoli Recipes

From cozy soups to hearty stir-fries, it's clear from these recipes that broccoli is more than just a simple side dish (although we love it that way, too!).

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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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Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

A mixture of basil, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan makes a flavorful topping for Ina’s oven-roasted broccoli.

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Farfalle with Broccoli

Giada tosses pasta and vibrant broccoli with a simple yet bold sauce of garlic, anchovies and red pepper flakes.

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Beef With Broccoli

The ultimate in quick-fix cooking, Ree's 20-minute dinner is packed with the bold flavor of a double-duty sauce made with soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger. This salty-sweet mixture not only marinates the flank steak, but also serves as the base of the cooking liquid.

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Herbed Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

Broccoli and fresh herbs feel right at home when mashed with creamy potatoes.

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Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

Sunny’s hearty casserole combines rice and shitake mushrooms with frozen broccoli and Cheddar cheese. Though Sunny makes it as a special side dish, this comforting recipe is substantial enough to be served as a main course.

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Broccoli Cheddar Crescent Ring

Your favorite comfort soup finds a cozy home in crescent dough. This shareable ring is perfect as a vegetarian option for a big crowd.

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Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This simple weeknight stir-fry is comforting and satisfying. The broccoli stems are used to add textural contrast and also to help bulk up the dish, and why waste them?

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Broccoli-Ramen Slaw

Store-bought broccoli slaw and packaged ramen noodles come together in this easy cookout side, which requires just five minutes to prepare.

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Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheddar

This hearty and healthy weeknight dinner will please both kids and grown-ups, and it's made entirely in the Instant Pot®.

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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Roasting broccoli until it is tender and lightly browned will quickly become your favorite way to enjoy it. Simply toss with a few seasonings and pop into a super-hot oven for great results every time.

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Mac and Cheddar Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Rachael incorporates chunks of chicken and tender broccoli into her cozy and comforting macaroni and cheese.

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Roasted Broccoli Steaks

Perfect for vegetarians, these whole-roasted broccoli steaks are topped with feta, red onion and a blood orange vinaigrette.

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Simple Boiled Broccoli

Brighten up basic boiled broccoli with lemon wedges.

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Mini Chicken and Broccoli Pot Pies

Giada's pot pies are the perfect size for little fingers, but adults will enjoy nibbling on them too.

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Whole30 Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Rice

This protein-packed chicken and broccoli dish passes the Whole30 Program test (a nutrition plan that encourages you to choose whole food over processed, and eschews sugar, grains, dairy and legumes). Every part of the green cruciferous vegetable -- from stem to florets -- gets used. Stems become a no-carb rice, and florets are gently steamed.

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Potato, Sausage and Broccoli Frittata

Molly’s hash-inspired frittata is delicious served both hot and cold — perfect for a busy brunch party.

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Broccoli Salad

Trisha packs a ton of flavors and textures into this one salad. Coating the broccoli in a mayonnaise-vinegar mixture allows the diced bacon, onion, raisins and sunflower seeds to adhere, so you get a bit of salt, crunch and sweetness in every bite.

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Stir-Fried Broccoli Stems

Ree’s motto is waste not, want not — and it's easy to see why with recipes like this. She stir-fries her broccoli stems until browned, then punches up with the flavor with garlic, ginger and cilantro.

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Broccoli-Walnut Pesto With Pasta

Low in cholesterol and high in vitamins, broccoli packs this pesto with extra nutritional value. Using walnuts instead of the traditional pine nuts is less expensive, subtracts calories and adds fiber. Serve over whole wheat pasta, or try brown rice pasta for a gluten-free option.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Why use one type of cheese when you can use three? Ree opts for mild cheddar, sharp cheddar and Jack in her thick and creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup. You can splash in some chicken broth for thinning, if necessary.

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Sauteed Broccoli

This simple side is both easy and delicious, thanks to a clove of garlic and dried red chili flakes.

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Brie and Broccoli Quiche

You can’t go wrong with Ree’s five-star recipe. She starts with her perfect pie crust recipe, which she fills with layers of caramelized onions, broccoli and chunks of brie. A creamy egg mixture ties the whole dish together.

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