Broccoli is a staple in many homes across the country. Even when kids turn their heads to vegetables, it seems like broccoli is one veggie most kids will eat. Thank goodness!
Broccoli has vitamin C and vitamin K. If eaten raw, it has several B vitamins and minerals and manganese.
You lose nutrients if you boil broccoli. The best ways to prepare broccoli is to roast, steam, microwave or stir fry it, a personal favorite of mine.
The secret to this broccoli recipe is baking the broccoli! As opposed to steamed broccoli, broccoli that’s been roasted in the oven is sweeter and has a bit of caramelization, which gives broccoli a whole new flavor. This recipe is definitely a must-try!
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Get the recipe here for Magic Broccoli
Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets
Here’s another fun way to serve broccoli! These nuggets are made with broccoli and cheddar cheese, and the recipe is actually really simple. Kids are sure to love these yummy broccoli nuggets!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli and Cheese Nuggets
Baked Broccoli Tots
What kid doesn’t love tater tots? Well, now you can make broccoli tots! These tots taste slightly of broccoli, enough to get your children used to the taste and hopefully to enjoy broccoli!
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Get the recipe here for Baked Broccoli Tots
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
This beautiful quiche is sure to please your entire family! It’s flavorful, healthy, easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Serve this quiche for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner–you choose!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Recipe
Broccoli Cheddar Gratin with Crispy Onions
This broccoli recipe is a great twist on the classic green bean casserole! It’s impressive enough to serve during the holidays yet easy enough to make for a weeknight family meal. Plus, your little ones can help you make this scrumptious broccoli dish!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Cheddar Gratin with Crispy Onions
20-Minute Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli
Try this kickin’ broccoli recipe instead of ordering take out! Not only is it bursting with flavor, it also only takes 20 minutes to make. Of course, you can omit the sriracha to make this broccoli dish more appealing to your little eaters.
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Get the recipe here for 20-Minute Skinny Sriracha Shrimp and Broccoli
Copy Cat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
One of the most popular dishes at Panera is their broccoli cheddar soup – but you don’t have to go to Panera for it! This copy cat recipe is incredibly easy to make and very satisfying. Plus, it’s always a hit with the kids!
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Get the recipe here for Copy Cat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
Broccoli Cheese Casserole
This broccoli dish is warm and comforting. The oozy cheese in it makes it irresistible to kids. Serve it as a side dish during the holidays or as a quick dinner during the week!
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Get the recipe here for My Favorite Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Ham Broccoli Ring
This fantastic ring may look impressive, but it’s so simple to make with the help of premade dough. Kids will love pulling apart this ring and munching on this during lunch time or as a snack!
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Get the recipe here for Ham Broccoli Ring
Broccoli, Ham and Mozzarella Bake
Sometimes it can be difficult to serve veggies at every mealtime. This broccoli recipe is really a one pot meal, complete with ham, mozzarella, and – of course – broccoli. Don’t hesitate to serve this at brunch, lunch, or dinner!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli, Ham and Mozzarella Baked with Eggs
Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffle
This broccoli recipe is absolutely stunning, both in appearance and taste. Goat cheese gives this dish a very elegant and sophisticated taste, one that your whole family will love!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli and Goat Cheese Souffle
Broccoli Cheese Patties
This broccoli dish makes an awesome snack for kids. Baked patties containing broccoli, cheese, and bread are sure to satisfy your kids, and they won’t even mind that it’s broccoli!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Cheese Patties
Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Hand Pies
These hand pies are perfect for small hands (and big hands, too!). Packed with cheese, ham, and steamed broccoli, they’re very easy to make and can even be tweaked to your liking.
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Get the recipe here for Easy Puff Pastry Ham Cheese and Broccoli Hand Pies
Broccoli Parmesan Meatballs
Meatballs without meat?! Now hear me out. Trust me when I say that these “meatballs” are absolutely delicious. Sometimes we have to trick picky eaters into eating their veggies, and this is one of the yummiest ways to do it!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Parmesan Meatballs
These broccoli breadsticks are a low-card alternative to the real thing – and just as tasty. The broccoli causes the bread to turn green, but that just makes eating these breadsticks more fun!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Breadsticks
Raw Broccoli Hummus
Kids will have so much fun dipping veggie sticks and pita chips into this raw broccoli hummus! Broccoli is most nutritious when it is raw, and this is a great way to reap those fantastic health benefits.
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Get the recipe here for Raw Broccoli Hummus
Spanakopita is a Greek pastry, usually filled with spinach and feta cheese folded in layers of filo dough. This version has broccoli instead of spinach and is folded into rolls instead of triangles. They’re just as delicious though!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli Spanakopita
Broccoli, Baby Potato, and Comte Cheese Tarts
This gourmet broccoli recipe is easy enough for anyone to make. Serve at a party and blow everyone away! Comte cheese can be pretty expensive and hard to find; good alternatives are Gruyere, Swiss, or Emmentaler.
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli, Baby Potato and Comte (Gruyere) Cheese Tarts in Saltine Cracker Crust
Four Cheese White Broccoli Pizza
A twist on the classic four cheese spinach pizza, this pie has a mix of parmesan, provolone, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses topped with fresh broccoli florets. Save yourself some time in the kitchen by using pre-made pizza dough!
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Get the recipe here for Four Cheese White Broccoli Pizza
Mushroom, Broccoli, and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
All kids love pasta, and they will love this easy pasta recipe featuring broccoli too! Make eating veggies more hands-on for your children by letting them help you roll up these cute lasagna rolls.
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Get the recipe here for Mushroom, Broccoli and Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
12 Minute Chicken and Broccoli
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Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites
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Farfalle with Broccoli
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Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Burgers
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Broccoli Hash Brown Cups
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Broccoli Sweet Potato Cakes
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Crispy Broccoli Carrot Fritters
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Shanghai Beef and Spiralized Broccoli
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Spaghetti with Creamy Broccoli Pesto
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Power Packed Fruit and Veggie Muffins
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Broccoli and Carrot Biscuits
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Broccoli Brown Rice Casserole
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High Fiber Broccoli Smoothie
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