Cooked right, broccoli is delicious and nutritious veggie that easily goes well with a lot of recipes. Not only is it tasty, but it’s known to fight inflammation, reduce blood sugar, boost immunity and increase heart health. Talk about a super food! For the following recipes though we focused on comfort. Each one is a meal in a bowl that’ll have you feeling full and satisfied, even if you’ll still want to go back for seconds! Give them a try this week and see which you like the best.
Broccoli Walnut Pasta
There’s something magical that happens when you caramelize certain vegetables. They go from being somewhat plain to taking on the most interesting and delicious flavors and textures. One of my favorite veggies to do this with is broccoli as it takes on such a great flavor when you let it brown in the pan for a bit. This broccoli walnut pasta recipe has this wonderful flavor, enhanced with some of the most classic flavors in Italian cooking. Get the recipe here!
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
In my opinion, quiche is a highly underrated dish. It’s easy to make, filling, and highly versatile. You can load it up with meat and cheese or take the lighter route with veggies and herbs. So many choices– it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. For this recipe I decided to go for a classic: broccoli and cheddar. A combination that’s well known and well loved. With a full cup of heavy cream and a big spoonful of mayo, the texture here is oh so rich and creamy. And a heaping amount of fresh broccoli florets ensures that you’re getting your veggies in too! Get the recipe here!
Broccoli Gouda Soup
There’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot soup that has some real substance, especially on a cold day. Broccoli cheese is one of my all time favorites and this take on the classic has gouda instead of cheddar for a rich flavor. Get the recipe here!
Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
Stuffed chicken breasts are one of my newest favorites for the dinner table. They look (and taste) impressive, but don’t take much more work than just making plain chicken breasts. Plus, the flavor is unbeatable. These broccoli cheese stuffed chicken breasts combine the classic flavors of cheddar and broccoli for a filling and delicious dinner. Add some rice or salad on the side and you’ve got a complete meal sorted in no time. Get the recipe here!
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Pie
Like a lot of kids one of my favorite ways to eat broccoli growing up was cheesy broccoli rice. It’s a simple, but very satisfying combination. If you ever wanted this dish as the main attraction at dinner then look no further than this cheesy broccoli rice pie. Get the recipe here!
Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
When I was a kid, my stepmom invented a dish that was basically a ploy to get us to eat some sort of vegetable. She even named it after us — Kristy and Katie Dish. (Clever, right?) It changed a bit every time she made it but it always featured pasta, a veggie, and a protein tucked into a bechamel sauce, topped with a nice blanket of cheese, and baked. We loved it. (And it wasn’t a lot of vegetables but it did get us to eat some. For what it’s worth, my favorite combos were zucchini/bacon and hot dog/broccoli). While I happily eat my veggies now, it’s something I still make for my own family to this day. This Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole takes its inspiration from that same dish but makes it a little cheesier and relies on shredded chicken for the protein. (I don’t know about you but I always seem to have leftover chicken.) Totally family friendly and totally delicious! Get the recipe here!
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