What's In Season: 11 Healthy and Delicious Recipes Featuring Superfood Broccoli

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired February 19, 2016

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you, but what might not be as obvious is how delicious it can be in a variety of dishes! Read on for 11 creative and delicious ways to serve this nutrient-dense veggie that the whole family will approve of!

No. 1: Stir-Fry Beef with Broccolini and Tangerine or Blood Orange

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This easy and delicious recipe is one of our “make your own take-out” specialties. Boatloads of orange flavor is infused into the dish via blood oranges and regular oranges. Use broccolini, or regular broccoli.

No. 2: Graham Elliott’s Shaved Broccoli Salad

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For this dish, Graham shreds broccoli to make a salad base, then adds pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan, slivered almonds and a honey-dijon dressing. Simple and super healthy.

No. 3: Grilled Pinwheel Steaks and Roasted Broccoli

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These pinwheel steaks are bursting with intense flavor. Roll skirt steaks with lemon zest, herbs and spices, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano, tie, slice and grill. Serve with flavor-packed oven-roasted broccoli. Delish!

No. 4: Roasted Cauliflower Broccoli Pasta Bake with White Cheddar

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Crispy pancetta is folded into a creamy white cheddar cheese sauce, with roasted cauliflower and broccoli. Stir in al dente pasta and top with crunchy, buttery bread crumbs.

No. 5: Michael Symon’s Cheesy Broccoli Gratin

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This simple but delightful side starts with sauteeing broccoli in a hot pan, then adding cream, nutmeg and garlic and letting it cook a bit. Mix in some gruyere cheese, then top with thinly sliced scallions and toasted panko breadcrumbs. Delish!

No. 6: Jeff Mauro's Roasted Broccoli with Asiago and Pine Nuts

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Jeff’s casserole features roasted broccoli, pine nuts and Asiago cheese cooked in the oven until the top is crispy. Delish!

No. 7: Curtis Stone’s Broccolini-Mushroom Casserole

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This dish is inspired by a green bean casserole, but with broccolini (or broccoli if you prefer). Curtis makes his own mushroom cream sauce, and tops with Parmesan and panko for a crunchy cheese topping, yum!

No. 8: Katie Lee’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Dinner doesn’t get easier than this, folks! Katie just sautees some onions, adds broccoli and continues to sautee, then adds chicken stock. Simmer for 10 minutes, then puree in batches or use an immersion blender to blend right in the pot. Then, put back on the heat and melt in two cups of cheddar cheese. Done! Perfect easy weeknight dinner.

No. 9: Grant’s Five-Ingredient Crispy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

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This heavenly garlic dish couldn’t be easier to make. You just pop some broccoli on a baking sheet, and put a rack of chicken over the top. Coat the chicken with roasted garlic and a little parmesan, then bake! Done!

No. 10: Dr. Travis Stork's Broccoli and Turkey Salad

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If you want your kids to eat their broccoli, this tasty wrap featuring a delicious herbed dressing will do the trick. Make the salad the night before, and all you have to do in the morning is assemble the wrap! Dr. Stork uses a healthy brown rice tortilla for added nutritional value.

No. 11: Bob Harper's Turkey Clean Joes Recipe

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This open-face turkey Joe starts with ground white-meat turkey, which is cooked with a healthy homemade sauce and boosted by the addition of broccoli.

What is your favorite way to prepare broccoli? Share below, and check out how easy it really is to make Katie Lee’s soup below:

Katie Lee's 4-Ingredient Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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