Broccoli and cheese is one of those famous food duos, right up there with eggs and bacon, peanut butter and jelly, and rice and beans. But, unlike its peers, broccoli and cheese doesn’t always have the best reputation, despite broccoli being America’s favorite veggie. You know what we’re talking about: those bland freezer meals that fall flat on their promises of flavorful Alfredo with roasted broccoli or perfectly steamed florets with a cheddar sauce. These products are, shall we say, not great.
It’s time we give broccoli and cheese its due, and these 12 recipes allow this combo to shine like that star it is.
The best part of going to Panera Bread isn’t the bread, of course. It’s the soups! Recreate their classic broccoli cheddar soup at home in under an hour for one of the best restaurant meals you can make at home.
Pasta, broccoli and cheese work remarkably well together, but you don’t have to resort to convenience freezer meals to get this combo. This easy pasta bake comes together in 45 minutes.
Looking for one of the best ways to use leftover chicken? A cheese and broccoli casserole is a great go-to.
A classic side dish usually made with potatoes, cauliflower or broccoli gratin pairs with just about any main dish, and these veggies offer a more nutrient-packed alternative to spuds.
Frittatas are wildly underrated and one of the best ways to use leftovers. You can toss whatever green vegetable you have on hand into this breakfast dish, but you know what green guy is on our mind: broccoli.
There are dozens of ways to make broccoli and cheese casseroles, but one of the best ways to take this dish to the next level is to add a classic holiday ingredient to the top: crispy fried onions. Green bean casserole, who?!
Do you have a box of biscuit mix but don’t want to use it to make biscuits? Well, there are loads of recipes that use biscuit mix, including this super easy quiche recipe. This brunch staple required six ounces of the vegetable of your choice, like broccoli.
Want to sneak some vegetables onto your kids' plates (or your own)? Add plenty of broccoli to an ooey, gooey mac and cheese recipe, which is also generously seasoned with Italian spices.
Tater tots are the crunchy element in this broccoli cheese casserole, and honestly, that’s all you need to know about this dish.
Courtesy of The Magical Slow Cooker
This easy no-crust quiche is one of our favorite slow cooker recipes, and the whole thing is low effort and ready in 2 hours or so. This dish has two whole cups of shredded Colby Jack, but if that isn’t enough for you, consider these recipes for cheese lovers.
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