Healthy Broccoli Recipes

Find healthy, delicious broccoli recipes including steamed broccoli, roasted broccoli and broccoli soufflé. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Pureed Broccoli Soup

Rating: 4.55 stars
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In this easy broccoli soup recipe, broccoli cooks together with onions, celery, garlic and fresh herbs and is puréed into a delicious creamy soup. Try this healthy broccoli soup alongside grilled cheese sandwiches or as a starter for a simple dinner.

Sauteed Broccoli & Kale with Toasted Garlic Butter

Rating: 5 stars
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In this easy vegetable side dish, broccoli and kale are drizzled with a butter, garlic and crushed red pepper sauce. Serve this healthy recipe alongside roasted chicken, turkey or ham--or on top of your favorite whole grain, such as quinoa or farro.

Broccoli with Balsamic Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars
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Just a touch of butter adds silkiness to the balsamic sauce that coats broccoli and meaty mushrooms in this easy broccoli side dish recipe.

Beef-Broccoli Stir-Fry

Rating: 5 stars
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Reduced-sodium soy sauce and beef broth limit the sodium in this stir-fry, keeping it healthy and fresh-tasting.

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This 20-minute meal delivers a faster, lighter and more flavorful takeout alternative. It's chock-full of fresh, crispy veggies and juicy chicken pieces, and it reheats well for meal-prep lunches. If you like heat, sub Sriracha for some of the ketchup.

Skillet Broccoli-Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Broccoli—just like pasta—makes a tasty pairing with sharp Cheddar. Here, we've combined all three ingredients in a homey casserole that's baked in a cast-iron skillet. Replacing some of the pasta in the dish with vegetables makes it more nutritious and helps you cut down on carbs.
By Joy Howard

Honey-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Carrots & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars
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In this easy and healthy dinner recipe, sweet and savory baked honey-garlic chicken thighs come with a side of veggies that cook on the same sheet pan as the chicken. The honey-soy-garlic marinade for the chicken does double duty as an irresistible sauce to drizzle over everything. Lining your baking sheet with foil will protect your pan from the sticky honey-soy-garlic sauce, so cleanup will be a breeze too. If you can't find small carrots, cut medium carrots in half lengthwise.

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 3 stars
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This one-pan chicken-and-broccoli recipe comes out of the oven all browned, cheesy and bubbling like a casserole, but is really prepared more like a skillet meal on the stovetop. Serve with a crunchy green salad.

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Rice with Broccoli

Rating: 3.5 stars
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This dish is sure to be a kid favorite that adults will crave, too. Broccoli and cheese is a classic pairing for a reason, and when served with rice and umami-rich mushrooms, the combo is even more comforting. Garnish with shaved Parmesan and additional kosher salt and black pepper, if desired.

Loaded Broccoli Casserole

We take the traditional loaded baked potato toppings—bacon, Cheddar cheese and sour cream—and toss them with roasted broccoli instead. The result is a cheesy side dish that will have everyone rushing to eat their vegetables.
By Carolyn Casner

Ham and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Prepare this easy ham and broccoli casserole the evening before, and in the morning just pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast.

Easy Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

Rating: 4.55 stars
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Protein-packed omelet muffins, or baked mini omelets, are a perfect breakfast for busy mornings. Make a batch ahead and freeze for the days when you don't have time for your typical bowl of oatmeal. You can also serve these fresh with fruit salad for a simple weekend brunch.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Broccoli Casserole
Up your cheesy broccoli side dish game with this from-scratch recipe for healthier broccoli casserole. A homemade light and luscious cheese sauce add richness while a crispy whole-wheat breadcrumb topping adds texture.
Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Quiche
Take quiche to the next level by baking it in a hash brown crust in this healthy brunch recipe.

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars
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The vibrant combo of cheese, cilantro, chili, and lime--inspired by Mexican street corn--makes this salmon sheet-pan dinner burst with flavor.