Our Favorite Ways to Cook Broccoli

Break away from the steamer and give your broccoli some bite

Broccoli is a vegetable worth craving. A far cry from limp, insipid steamed broccoli as part of school lunch, properly cooked broccoli recipes are crunchy side to accompany your meal. Broccoli florets can be added to a beef and broccoli stir-fry raw, but if you want to cut down on the cooking time you can blanch them first. Broccoli recipes get a big boost in richness from its natural pairing of cheddar cheese. From a simple stir-fry to steamed broccoli done right, we’ve rounded up our favorite broccoli recipes.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

Sirio Maccioni, the well-known restaurateur of Le Cirque fame, has been acknowledged for creating this dish. Get the recipe for Pasta Primavera »

Sirio Maccioni, the well-known restaurateur of Le Cirque fame, has been acknowledged for creating this dish. Get the recipe for Pasta Primavera »

Spaghetti Primavera

Spaghetti alla Primavera
Spaghetti alla Primavera Todd Coleman

Comforting and creamy spaghetti primavera is easy to whip up in a flash. Use the freshest broccoli and tomatoes for a stunning add of color and flavor to a simple dish. Get the recipe for Spaghetti Primavera »

Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli

Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli
Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli Farideh Sadeghin

This simple stir-fry is flavored with soy sauce, ginger, and rice wine. Get the recipe for Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli »

Steamed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Steamed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and a splash of champagne vinegar add a bright punch to a simple side dish of steamed broccoli. Get the recipe for Steamed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts »

Sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and a splash of champagne vinegar add a bright punch to a simple side dish of steamed broccoli. Get the recipe for Steamed Broccoli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts »

Kellie’s Broccoli Casserole

Kellie’s Broccoli Casserole

Kellie’s Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli and cheddar are a classic pair; their mellow flavors marry in this creamy casserole, a weeknight staple. Get the recipe for Kellie’s Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Strascinati (Broccoli with Garlic and Hot Pepper)

Broccoli Strascinati (Broccoli with Garlic and Hot Pepper)
Broccoli Strascinati (Broccoli with Garlic and Hot Pepper) Todd Coleman

This dish, which pairs beautifully with pork chops, can be made with regular broccoli, broccoli rabe, or romanesco. Get the recipe for Broccoli Strascinati (Broccoli with Garlic and Hot Pepper) »