All the Broccoli cheese recipes you could ever need, like this broccoli and cheese frittata
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Every Broccoli and Cheese Recipe You Could Need

A combo for the ages
All the Broccoli cheese recipes you could ever need, like this broccoli and cheese frittata
Lesya Dolyuk/Shutterstock

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.

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole
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Broccoli and cheese is probably best known for coming together in one of the all-time best casserole recipes, and it's hard to beat this side dish. It uses butter, mayo and cream of mushroom soup in addition to cheddar cheese, so it's ridiculously rich.

For the Broccoli Casserole recipe, click here.

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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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.

For the Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe, click here.

Penne With Broccoli

Penne With Broccoli
Courtesy of Eggland's Best

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.

For the Penne With Broccoli recipe, click here.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Courtesy of Perdue

Looking for one of the best ways to use leftover chicken? A cheese and broccoli casserole is a great go-to.

For the Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole recipe, click here.

Cauliflower or Broccoli Gratin

Cauliflower or Broccoli Gratin
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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.

For the Cauliflower or Broccoli Gratin recipe, click here.

Vegetable and Cheese Frittata

Vegetable and Cheese Frittata
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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.

For the Vegetable and Cheese Frittata recipe, click here.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole With Crispy Fried Onions

Broccoli Cheese Casserole With Crispy Fried Onions
Courtesy of French's

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?!

For the Broccoli Cheese Casserole With Crispy Fried Onions recipe, click here.

Impossibly Easy Quiche

Impossibly Easy Quiche
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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.

For the Impossibly Easy Quiche recipe, click here.

Macaroni and Cheese Primavera

Macaroni and Cheese Primavera
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Macaroni and Cheese Primavera recipe, click here.

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole

Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole
Courtesy of Julie Gransee from Lovely Little Kitchen

Tater tots are the crunchy element in this broccoli cheese casserole, and honestly, that’s all you need to know about this dish.

For the Cheesy Broccoli Tater-Topped Casserole recipe, click here.

Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Muffins

Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Muffins
Courtesy of Phil's Fresh Eggs

One of the all-time best egg recipes, these healthy broccoli, ham and cheese muffins are a great grab-and-go breakfast for those busy weekday mornings.

For the Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Muffins recipe, click here.

Slow Cooker Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiche

Slow Cooker Crustless Broccoli Cheese Quiche