20 Ways to Eat More Broccoli Tonight

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Broccoli is an easy choice when you’re looking for something green to round out a meal. It’s equally great frozen from a bag as it is fresh; it’s generally a vegetable everyone can agree upon.

But it’s also easy to fall in the same old pattern with broccoli — steamed with a little butter and salt, perhaps? Break free of your broccoli rut. Yes, you should absolutely roast it or shave it into a crunchy salad, but did you know you can make pesto with it too? Here are 20 inspiring ways to bring more broccoli to the table.

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Snack smarter with these veggie-filled crackers that are crispy and extra cheesy. While perfect all on their own, they are also great dipped into hummus.

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This recipe is proof that it takes no more than five minutes to make steamed broccoli more interesting. Here it’s tossed with a flavorful mix of harissa, golden raisins, and almonds.

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Here’s a classic broccoli recipe to always have in your back pocket. A little tangy rice vinegar balances out the earthy roasted flavors of this simple side.

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This lightened-up version of a classic broccoli slaw dotted with slivered almonds and currants is a nice crunchy side dish to enjoy alongside meat or fish.

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You can thank briny, salty feta and olives for bringing life to this pasta salad that can be enjoyed cold, warm, or hot.

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If you have yet to get to know bagged broccoli slaw, prepare to fall in love. This grocery store convenience makes for a salad that maintains its crispness for days and is a snap to prepare.

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Roasting the broccoli before adding it to the soup pot makes for a version of this classic soup that has far more depth of flavor than most.

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This is a recipe that’s made for leftovers. Last night’s spaghetti and cooked broccoli come together to form a satisfying, brunch-worthy frittata.

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This colorful grain bowl is packed with flavor, thanks to spicy gochujang-spiked broccoli, miso-flavored shiitake mushrooms, and tangy kimchi.

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When you’re finally tired of crunching down on florets, blend steamed broccoli into a creamy pesto with plenty of parsley, garlic, and feta. While wonderful tossed with pasta, it’s also great as a sauce for chicken or fish, or even just swiped on crusty bread.

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This is serious comfort food — potatoes, cheese, and bacon all loaded into one rich casserole. Luckily, the broccoli florets make it just virtuous enough to call it dinner.

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This easy take-out inspired dinner comes together faster than the delivery guy can get to your door, thanks to quick-cooking pork loin cutlets.

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Pan-frying the tofu before adding the other ingredients keeps the cubes firm and crisp when tossed together with the tender broccoli and sweet, spicy sauce.

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This stovetop casserole comes together all in one pot, thanks to quick-cooking orzo and broccoli that stays a little crisp.

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Get the kids involved when assembling this cheesy, veggie-packed pizza that’s loaded with every color of the rainbow. Bringing the green is broccoli, of course. It’s our favorite way to eat our veggies and have pizza too.

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This simple recipes makes four freezable portions that you can pull out and take to work when you need a satisfying packed lunch.

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This recipe showcases how incredible frozen broccoli is — it can be roasted just like fresh, resulting in crispy, caramelized florets that are just as tender.

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This Thai red curry is substantial enough on its own, thanks to the broccoli and squash, but if you want to add a little protein to it, feel free to toss in cubes of tofu or shredded chicken.

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Chicken and broccoli are long-time companions. Here they are brought together with toasty croutons that soak up all the flavor of the dish and make it even more of a crowd-pleaser.

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The secret ingredient in this dish is definitely cream cheese, which not only creates a creamy sauce for the pasta, but also adds a nice, gentle tang to it. If you roasted broccoli earlier in the week and have some stalks to use up, this is a great place to do it.

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