12 Things You Can Cook with Frozen Broccoli
Believe it or not, frozen broccoli is more than just a great add-in for pasta dishes and stir-fry. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes for using up this freezer staple, including casserole, quiche, soup and even pizza.
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Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole
This cheesy broccoli casserole is rich and creamy because it starts with a roux. The combination of butter and flour (cooked in the pan until nice and browned) helps the chicken stock and heavy cream thicken up and create the perfect sauce.
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20-Minute Crispy Pierogies with Broccoli and Sausage
This is a kid-friendly twist on the classic Italian combination of broccoli rabe and sausage. We discovered that cooking mini pierogies pot-sticker style in a hot skillet saved time (no waiting for water to boil) and left them both crispy and tender.
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Ham, Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata
This easy ham and cheese frittata, spiked with some healthy broccoli (from the freezer!), works as a centerpiece for brunch, a quick and simple lunch or for dinner, served alongside a green salad.
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All you need is a bag of frozen broccoli and a few other basic ingredients (like onion, potato, garlic, chicken broth and cream) to turn create this creamy and comforting soup. Even better, it’s ready in under an hour!
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Chicken Ramen Noodle Dump Dinner
Low maintenance and packed with flavor, this creamy casserole transforms ramen noodles and frozen broccoli into a satisfying dish, perfect for dinner any night of the week.
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Broccoli Tot Chicken Pizza
Marcela doubles down on the frozen broccoli in her veggie-loaded chicken pizza. She uses frozen broccoli tots to make the crust — and tops the pizza with thawed, chopped florets.
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Turkey Bacon and Broccoli Quiche
A turkey bacon lattice topper adds an impressive element to this classic quiche combination. Using a prepared crust and frozen broccoli makes it super easy to pull together.
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This is a surprisingly low-fat version of the classic tuna casserole you grew up with. Studded with good-for-you frozen broccoli and topped with breadcrumbs, it’s the healthy casserole you’ll make again and again.
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One Recipe, Two Meals: An Easy Baked Potato Bar
There’s no better way to get your little ones to eat their green veggies than by serving them up inside a tender baked potato, along with mounds of sour cream and Cheddar cheese!
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Mini Broccoli Quiches with Prosciutto Crusts
Frozen broccoli is the perfect veggie for these flavorful egg cups. It stand up well to cooking, complements the savory prosciutto and onions — and adds a nice pop of color!
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Loaded Baked Potato Tots
Inspired by the crave-worthy deliciousness of a loaded baked potato, this shortcut recipe is packed with flavor. Frozen potato tots are thawed and mixed with Cheddar, bacon and, you guessed it, frozen broccoli. After they’re baked in the oven, drizzle them with sour cream and top with chopped chives.
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Cheesy Popcorn Shrimp Potato Nests
Hash brown cups are filled with a creamy, broccoli-Cheddar sauce, then topped with popcorn shrimp for a kid-friendly snack that’s also great for parties.
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