15 Comforting Broccoli and Cheese Recipes
Creamy cheese and tender broccoli are the perfect combination for a delicious dish, whether it's a side of cheese-coated broccoli spears or a main dish, like stuffed chicken. We've rounded up our best broccoli and cheese recipes that are sure to be a hit with everyone at your table. Even the pickiest eater in the family won't be able to resist these veggie-packed meals and sides.
Healthy Broccoli Cheese Bake
Along with broccoli, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions are back into this casserole, delivering a variety of veggies in each serving. The blend is then mixed with a creamy cheese sauce and topped with whole-grain breadcrumbs before being baked to golden perfection.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Irresistibly creamy and rich, this soup will warm you up on chilly evenings. You can follow reviewer COLOMA6's lead and prep it ahead to freeze for an easy meal that just requires a few minutes in the microwave.
Easy Broccoli-Cheese Casserole
This dish is excellent for breakfast or dinner. "For the longest time, my mum would make this amazing broccoli casserole," says thedailygourmet. "It is more like a crustless quiche, but has converted many broccoli haters into broccoli lovers!"
Broccoli Cheese Cornbread
Basic cornbread gets an upgrade with this flavorful recipe. Chopped broccoli, an onion, and cottage cheese are mixed in for bold taste and a creamy texture. Can't get enough cheese? Several reviewers suggested sprinkling a light layer of shredded cheddar over the cornbread before baking.
Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken
"This cheesy broccoli chicken is the perfect comfort food on a cold day," says recipe creator France C. "By buying thin-sliced chicken cutlets, you save yourself the work of slicing them yourself, however feel free to cut regular-sized chicken breasts if you prefer. Slice in half horizontally, then pound thin to about a 1/4-inch thickness."
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
Dress up your next batch of macaroni, whether homemade or store-bought, with this simple recipe. The dish has an Italian-inspired twist thanks to fresh tomatoes and basil, with broccoli and chicken to round out the meal.
Broccoli Cheese Pie
A whole head of broccoli goes into this savory pie recipe. It can easily be served at breakfast (as a quiche lookalike) with some hash browns or at dinner with a simple side salad.
Broccoli Blue Cheese Strata
Although broccoli and cheddar are a classic pairing, this super savory strata has a layer of blue cheese dressing to create an irresistibly creamy dish.
Broccoli and Four Cheese Calzones
Broccoli teams up with four cheeses — Parmesan, provolone, mozzarella, and ricotta — for extra decadent calzones that the whole family will love. Don't forget to serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.
Broccoli Cheese Layer Bake
Four ingredients are all you need for this ultra simple casserole. Chopped broccoli is mixed with croutons, plus cream of cheddar and cream of chicken soups, then popped in the oven until bubbly and hot.
Quick and Simple Broccoli and Cheese
"Definitely quick and definitely simple — a classic combination for a great side dish," says reviewer Jillian. "Not to mention it's a great way to camouflage a healthy veggie in case you have picky eaters in your house!"
Broccoli Noodles and Cheese Casserole
It doesn't get much easier than this baked pasta dish. Hearty noodles combine with cottage cheese, broccoli, and cheddar cheese for a comfort food dinner that everyone will enjoy.
Broccoli, Rice, Cheese, and Chicken Casserole
This simple casserole is made almost exclusively from pantry staples like canned chicken, instant rice, and canned soups. "This recipe was delicious and extremely easy! If you're in a hurry, this is the casserole for you," says BuffaloGal.
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli
If you need a hands-off one-pot meal, then this is the recipe for you. The pasta, cheese sauce, and broccoli all cook together in the slow cooker.
Broccoli, Pepperoni and Three Cheese Calzones
With a tender homemade yeast crust and hearty filling of broccoli, pepperoni, and cheeses, these impressive calzones may even rival your favorite pizza joint. Serve with a bit of pesto or marinara on the side for dipping.