27 broccoli recipes
Get your greens with our nutritious recipes, from warming soup with croutons to a cheesy gnocchi bake and protein-rich fajitas
Whether you prefer long-stemmed broccoli or the chunkier variety, check out our ways to use this nutritious green vegetable. You'll find spicy noodles, stir-fries, pesto pasta, baked broccoli cheese and lots more.
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When is broccoli in season?
Broccoli is at it's best from June to October. Although you can find it in the supermarket all year round.
Why we love broccoli
Broccoli is a brassica vegetable, along with cauliflower, brussels sprouts and kale. Broccoli is incredibly versatile – it works wonderfully added raw to salads, blended into soups, roasted until lightly charred, tossed into spicy Asian-style dishes or enjoyed with creamy, cheesy sauces. Plus, it can be budget-friendly if you stick to a head of broccoli (long-stem varieties do tend to cost a little more).
Health benefits of broccoli
Studies suggest that eating broccoli may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve eye health. It's believed to help balance hormones and, as it supports a healthy gut, can help to improve your body's defence against infections.
Easy broccoli recipes
Seasonal broccoli is combined with plenty of veg and flavoured with soy, ginger, garlic and chilli to make this zingy stir-fry dish.
See all our vegetarian stir-fries.
Think cauliflower rice, and then some. Packed with protein and low in calories, this speedy broccoli rice dish is full of exciting texture and flavour, with punchy chilli, zingy lime, crunchy veg and peanuts.
Give our classic egg fried rice a go.
Swap cauliflower for broccoli and combine with tangy blue cheese in this comforting baked side dish, perfect for Sunday lunch.
Try our classic cauliflower cheese.
If you haven’t tried broccoli in a sarnie before, now’s your chance. The green veg goes soft, squidgy and deeply satisfying in this salty, chewy focaccia, ideal for a springtime lunch.
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The trick here is to steam the broccoli in seasoned olive oil and pasta water until mushy. It emulsifies into a wonderful sauce. It sounds weird but it really works.
Next on the menu: creamy salmon pasta.
Make broccoli the star of this easy stir-fry recipe. Pad thai is quick to make for an easy midweek meal on the table in 25 minutes.
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Blue cheese goes really well with the broccoli here, but you can adapt it to suit cheeseboard leftovers if you like. The recipe is really easy and ready in under an hour – perfect for a midweek meal.
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Check out this super simple broccoli frittata recipe, it’s seriously cheesy yet surprisingly low in calories.
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Whip up this soup for a green veg fix. If you have any leftover stilton, you could use that here instead of the dolcelatte.
We have plenty more soup ideas, too.
Slather hunks of tender chicken breast in a sweet honey and sesame sauce and pair with long-stem broccoli. This easy stir-fry makes for a quick, protein-rich meal.
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Use broccoli as a centrepiece and scatter with spring onions, salted peanuts and crispy onions for an umami-rich, vegan entertaining dish.
Got a bottle of kecap manis in the cupboard? Use it to make sticky soy aubergines on gingery peanut fried rice.
No need to order from your local Chinese takeaway when you can rustle up this flavoursome beef stir-fry in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is not only quick and easy to make, it’s also low in calories, too.
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Crisp and crunchy, this low-calorie salad pairs broccoli with creamy kefir dressing, while the toasted walnuts add a satisfying bite to the greens.
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This one-pot pasta recipe is not only low calorie but low cost, too. It's simple and easy to put together; plus it's packed full of punchy flavours. If you don't have fusilli in your cupboard then wholemeal rotini works just as well.
You'll love our sausage and fennel one-pot pasta.
Cosy, nourishing and packed with veg, this warming vegetarian soup recipe comes topped with golden-brown sourdough croutons.
Or try our easy tomato soup.
Try this Japanese chicken curry with broccoli and mushrooms. Add white miso and soy sauce to your curry sauce for an umami-rich midweek meal.
Next, check out our chicken katsu curry.
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 quick and easy pasta recipes.
Put leftover roast lamb to great work in this speedy noodle dish. Packed with sweet honey, salty soy and spicy harissa, it's full of complementary flavours.
See all our easy noodles recipes.
This 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.
Next, try our delicious chorizo risotto.
Feeling healthy? This super-green broccoli pasta bowl recipe is easy, vegetarian, and ready in just 20 minutes – ideal for a midweek meal.
Fill your tortillas with our high-protein mix of sirloin steak, long-stemmed broccoli and roasted red peppers for a quick entertaining idea.
Check out our chicken fajitas.
Ready-made hollandaise makes a great base for this broccoli puff pastry tart. Add smoked salmon or ham once it comes out of the oven, or serve topped with a poached egg for an impressive brunch or perfect Friday night treat with friends.
This recipe for chargrilled broccoli and cauliflower with harissa comes from Le Bab in London and makes a great veggie side dish.
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Six ingredients and just 20 minutes is all it takes to make a speedy, low-calorie pasta dinner for two.
Make your own sauce for this dish with our homemade pesto.
This broccoli soup, with fried chickpeas, creamy coconut and a kick of chilli, will become your new favourite. Ready in under an hour, it makes enough to serve the whole family. It also makes a wonderful lunch.
Make our sweet potato and chickpea curry.
A impressive side when you have vegan friends over for a festive feast. The sauce is made from almonds, roasted red peppers and garlic.
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This vibrant veggie dish is served with a creamy makhani sauce, with the mustard oil adding a nutty and hot flavour. This recipe comes from London's Soho restaurant, Gunpowder.
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