If you’re looking for a super simple side dish recipe, crack broccoli is the way to go! It’s a speedy oven-roasted veggie recipe that’s easy to make and packed with flavor.
Roasting the broccoli in a mixture of olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, ranch seasoning, garlic and parmesan cheese delivers big flavors to your tastebuds. Add in toasted almonds and you’re in vegetable heaven!
Broccoli is a nutritious and tasty vegetable that has many different recipes you can make. It can be roasted, steamed, sauteed, or even eaten raw!
You can roast broccoli in the oven, which is my favorite way to cook it. It takes very little effort, and the results are delicious!
The secret is to toss the florets in a light coating of olive oil and lemon juice. Then roast them until they are crisp-tender and browned on the edges. Then sprinkle with a little more lemon zest and Parmesan cheese, and you have a scrumptious side dish or salad topper!
This roasted broccoli is a delicious and simple side dish to serve with any dinner recipe. It can be paired with Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash, Asian Lettuce Cups, Crock Pot Ham, Instant Pot Chicken, Fettuccine Alfredo, Asian Garlic Sesame Meatballs, and more!
A tangy dressing and crunchy toasted almonds balance the sweet and salty roasted flavor of this simple broccoli slaw. This easy, healthy, and vegetarian recipe is sure to become a go-to side dish.
It’s also a great way to use up leftover roasted veggies! If you have a big pan of roasted veggies to make ahead, you can easily toss it in this sauce and serve it with the crack broccoli.
This savory and creamy soup is vegan and gluten-free, making it a perfect choice for those who are following a plant-based diet. It tastes like that cozy, comforting bowl of broccoli cheese soup from a can, but 1000 times better!
For more great recipes like this, be sure to check out our collection of Vegetable Side Dishes, Broccoli Salads, and Broccoli Wraps. These healthy and delicious meals are perfect for lunches or dinners.
You can also try these broccoli recipes as a snack or appetizer. They are a great addition to a salad or as a tasty alternative to chips.
One of my favorite ways to prepare broccoli is to toss it in a little olive oil and garlic. Then roast it at high heat until it’s browned and crispy on the edges, then finish it off with some Parmesan cheese! This roasted broccoli is a delicious and healthy recipe that will be a new favorite.
Broccoli Side Dishes
The cruciferous vegetable that many people consider unappetizing is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. It’s also a versatile side dish that can be made in a variety of ways, including in a salad or on top of a main course.
Roasted broccoli is a simple and delicious recipe that you can serve as a side dish or use as a snack. In this dish, broccoli florets are tossed in olive oil and lemon juice, garlic, salt, and ranch powder then topped with Parmesan cheese and toasted almonds for a flavorful, healthy side dish.
Broccoli is one of the best vegetables to serve as a side dish because it’s easy to make and tastes delicious. It’s also low in calories, high in nutrients, and a good source of protein. You can pair it with a wide range of dishes, from grilled chicken to a bowl of pasta.
This quick and simple oven-roasted broccoli is full of flavor and comes together quickly. It’s perfect as a side dish for lunch or dinner.
Tossed in olive oil, lemon zest, and garlic, this easy roasted broccoli is ready in under 15 minutes. It’s a delicious way to use up extra broccoli, and it’s easy to prepare ahead of time for busy nights when you need something fast and easy to serve.
You’ll love the crispy charred broccoli tops of this crack broccoli recipe! This side dish is clean eating friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free. It’s also nut-free, so it’s a great option for a family who is allergic to nuts.
These roasted broccoli florets are tossed in a creamy garlic-herb dressing for an easy, quick, and wholesome meal. This side dish is a perfect accompaniment to grilled steak, meatloaf, or pork roast.
Another savory side dish that’s also low in calories and high in nutrients is a lemon-garlic butter shrimp dish. This dish is easy to prepare and makes a great alternative to the carb-heavy potato or macaroni salad that’s often served at potlucks.
A side of grilled salmon or beef is also an excellent choice for pairing with this tasty side dish. This recipe also features chile paste and dark sesame oil, which adds bold flavors to the vegetables.
Broccoli salad is a staple at cookouts and barbecues, but you can make it in a variety of ways. Some versions feature bacon, red onions, nuts (like almonds), seeds, and dried fruit, while others are lighter, incorporating Greek yogurt and honey.
A creamy dressing almost always tops a broccoli salad, with mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar often the main players. However, you can make a more lightened-up version by replacing some of the mayo with Greek yogurt or even adding some apple cider vinegar and poppy seeds to the dressing mix.
This recipe is a great way to get the nutrients your body needs in a quick and easy side dish or lunch! It’s a crowd-pleaser at potlucks and parties, and it’s made in just 25 minutes.
It’s also a great option for lunches at work, since it can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge for a few days. Just be sure to wash the broccoli florets well and toss them in the dressing a few times before serving.
The flavors in this salad are enhanced by the time it sits in the fridge, when the dates, almonds, and cheddar soak up the dressing. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional greens, especially if you’re on a diet.
For this recipe, you’ll need steamed broccoli florets, cubed cheddar cheese, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, and crumbled bacon. You’ll also need sliced red onion and a simple mayonnaise, sour cream, and white wine vinegar dressing.
Start by slicing the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Many major grocers sell already-chopped broccoli florets, so you can save yourself a bit of prep time by using them instead.
Next, add the shredded cheddar to the bowl with the other ingredients, and toss again. You may need to repeat this process a few times before the broccoli is completely coated.
If you like this salad, be sure to try my other broccoli salad recipes! You’ll be surprised at how much flavor you can pack into a little green. You can use this easy broccoli salad recipe as a main course or as a side dish, and it’s delicious with just about anything!
Broccoli wraps are a healthy and delicious option that is easy to make, satisfying and portable. They’re also a great meal prep recipe for busy weekdays and can be frozen for later.
This broccoli and chicken salad wrap is full of fresh, flavorful ingredients and is a perfect low-calorie lunch. It’s high in fiber and can be made ahead so you’ll have a nutritious, fast meal on hand whenever you need one.
In this broccoli salad wrap, romaine lettuce is tossed with fresh, crunchy broccoli, chunks of cooked chicken and a light pesto-flavored yogurt sauce for an easy, wholesome lunch. You can also replace the yogurt with a lemon-flavored mayonnaise for a tangy twist on the classic.
Another scrumptious and healthy alternative is this crack broccoli recipe, which features a creamy vegan jalapeno cheese spread. This makes a tasty side dish or can be used as a dip for chips, sandwiches and more.
A simple, savory and delicious recipe that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters! It’s also an ideal recipe to serve to your family.
The best part about this broccoli recipe is that it only takes a few minutes to prepare and bake! It’s also a great way to use up any veggies you have on hand, including cauliflower and brussels sprouts.
You can also cook the broccoli in an air fryer for a similar result. It’s much faster to do this method than frying or boiling the broccoli in water and it is healthier as well since you are not using oil.
This is a great recipe to use with softer vegetables like cauliflower, green beans or mushrooms as they will cook more quickly and have a crispier texture. Harder vegetables like carrots and parsnips will need to be cooked in a traditional oven or on the stove top.
These roasted broccoli wraps have a kick of spice from the chile powder and garlic powder that gives them the perfect flavor. If you prefer, you can skip the chile powder and just add some paprika to the mixture.