We proudly present our 26 best broccoli recipes to make the most of this family-friendly vegetable. From warming broccoli and blue cheese soups to vegan-friendly dishes, we’ve got plenty of inspiring ideas for broccoli lovers to help get your 5-a-day.
We’ve put together some zingy salad recipes too, including broccoli with pine nuts and halloumi. Or for a delightful mid-week Chinese meal, why not try our crispy chilli beef with broccoli? Read on for more inspiring family-friendly lunch and dinner broccoli recipes…
If you love ordering chilli beef with broccoli in your local Chinese restaurant, then you must try this homemade version. Ready in just 20 minutes, it makes the best midweek supper.
Our broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly. Discover more frittata recipes here.
Broccoli and blue cheese soup is delicious but so simple to make. This is a great vegetarian recipe for using up odd bits of blue cheese along with broccoli and potatoes that have been loitering in your kitchen for a while. See more soup recipe ideas here.
This simple supper for two makes the most of Tenderstem broccoli. Cooked with crisp chorizo then dressed with sherry vinegar and olive oil, it only needs a poached egg to finish it off.
Our roast broccoli and feta flatbreads are quick and easy to make and vegetarian, perfect for a midweek meal. For other tempting cheese recipes, click here.
This recipe for chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower with harissa comes from Le Bab in London and makes a great veggie side dish. Find more cauliflower recipes here.
Filling vegetarian salad for two: on the table in half an hour, a main-course salad with halloumi, broccoli and red peppers. Sprinkle with pine nuts to serve. See some of our other halloumi recipes here.
Ditch the takeaway. These broccoli pizzas without tomato sauce are the best. Make your own pizza dough, then top with sausage, mozzarella, fennel and broccoli for a quick meal. Find more pizza recipes here.
Our recipe for rigatoni with broccoli pesto is a great twist on a classic pesto and a good way to use up broccoli. What’s more, it’s vegetarian and ready in just 20 minutes – perfect for midweek.
It’s a great way to get the kids eating their greens, too. For more ideas, see our best ever quick and easy pasta recipes.
A super-fast vegetarian meal made with bulgar wheat. With feta and broccoli, this is a substantial main-course salad that can be served as a side dish for four or a main for two. The garlic, lemon and olive oil is tossed through the mix with the other ingredients to make an instant dressing.
This recipe for roast broccoli with lentils and preserved lemon makes for a really easy midweek meal for one. It’s vegetarian, ready in under an hour and around 300 calories, but still delivers big, punchy flavours.
This is a simple but great way to cook young, perky heads of broccoli with a salty note from the anchovies. A fantastic side dish for lamb.
Delicate fiorello pasta is a great shape for a pasta sauce to cling on to, but any pasta shape you have in your cupboard will work here too. The pasta is served simply with broccoli, sizzling garlic and crisp prosciutto. Serve with lots of shaved Parmesan. A simple but delicious dinner.
Feeling healthy? This supergreen broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal.
Our spring salad with purple sprouting broccoli, peas and mozzarella is a quick and easy veggie meal for two, and it’s under 300 calories. For other healthy salad recipes, click here. Alternatively, check out our 15 best ever vegetarian salad recipes here.
This recipe for broccoli and peanut soba noodles is really easy to make and ready in 20 minutes or less. The fresh greens are a great combination with the noodles, while the roast peanuts add a crunchy texture to the dish. For more inspiration, see our best ever noodle recipes.
Broccoli soup is a wonderful winter warmer to quickly whip up when you need some green vegetables. If you have any leftover Stilton, you could use that here instead of the dolcelatte. This easy soup makes a great lunch.
This vegan-friendly recipe for griddled purple sprouting broccoli with peppers and walnuts is quick and easy to make and under 300 calories. It works well as a lunch or starter.
A zesty dish that provides a healthy vegetarian pasta for two. Using wholewheat pasta adds fibre without affecting the taste. Broccoli, chilli and lemon make the easiest homemade pasta sauce for a quick dinner.
Fancy an Italian recipe tonight? This recipe for baked gnocchi with broccoli, blue cheese and walnuts is really easy and ready in under an hour – perfect for a midweek meal. Blue cheese is lovely in this, but you can adapt it to suit cheeseboard leftovers if you like.
This dish packs in the flavour with anchovy sauce and chilli. Purple sprouting is a seasonal type of broccoli that comes in around March. It’s a very leafy long stem broccoli and only needs a simple sauce, like this pungent garlic and anchovy one. It makes a great side dish to an evening meal.
Our quick and easy veggie frittata is perfect for a speedy and healthy weekday supper – the added goat’s cheese gives it a more creamy texture and makes it feel like more of a treat. For more sweet potato recipes, click here.
A quick prawn noodle dish with a sweet soy dressing that tastes really fresh. Ketjap (kecap) manis is a thick, sweet soy sauce from Indonesia.
It’s far less salty than using soy and makes great dressings or dipping sauces. Major supermarkets stock it in the Asian section. We’ve got more prawn recipes here.
This broccoli and coconut soup with fried chickpeas is a modern way to enjoy broccoli soup. With creamy coconut, a kick of chilli and crunchy chickpeas, this will become your new favourite. Ready in under an hour, it makes enough to serve the whole family. It also makes a wonderful lunch.
Our easy soup recipe uses chorizo, broccoli and brown rice to create a warm and hearty meal. It is easy to make and suitable for freezing if you want to make a big batch for later. It can be made as a starter, dinner or lunch.
A mix of Turkish breakfast and an Indian snack, our recipe for broccoli fritters can be as spicy as you like. Dip the fritters into a poached egg for posh soldiers. This would make a wonderful lunch or starter.
Compiled by Emily Bright