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Budget-Friendly Broccoli Recipes

Broccoli is such a fun ingredient to incorporate into a variety of dishes. Get inspired by this list of Budget-Friendly Broccoli Recipes.

For more ideas of what to serve with these, check out all of our recipes.

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I love broccoli. Ever since I was a little kid, it was one of my favorite vegetables. We used to have it on the side of our main meal, but it can be more than just a side dish you throw on your plate. These broccoli recipes make it the star of the meal.

Fresh broccoli can be sort of expensive, though (at least, it’s unnecessarily expensive here), so you might not buy it often. But, if you do buy some, you want to use it in a delicious way that features the broccoli, but doesn’t break the bank.

So you’re in luck. All of these broccoli recipes are budget friendly. You can splurge on the broccoli, but not on the rest of this recipe.

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Budget-Friendly Broccoli Recipes

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The perfect potluck salad is this Broccoli Salad. It's salad WITH bacon. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Broccoli Salad

This Broccoli Salad is one of my favorite pot luck dishes. Everyone loves it — and not just because of the addition of bacon. All the ingredients, including two heads of broccoli, work so well together.

This is a recipe you need to plan ahead of time, though. It needs to sit overnight to give the ingredients time to meld together.

Some recipes for a similar salad call for the addition of sunflower seeds and/or dried cranberries, but honestly, I don’t think this salad needs it. They don’t add that much, but they do add to the overall cost of the salad.

Broccoli on a pan with the words "Roasted Panko Parmesan Broccoli" digitally written on top.

Roasted Panko Parmesan Broccoli

If you want to make broccoli as a side dish, this Roasted Panko Parmesan Broccoli is the perfect way to do just that.

Two heads of broccoli are roasted, along with a few other ingredients, to make this tasty and easy dish. It’s perfect to serve with chicken or fish (or really, anything you feel like serving it with).

Broccoli Cheddar Soup is so good when you make it at home. Get the recipe on www.drugstoredivas.net.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup is such a restaurant staple. And this recipe is, dare I say, even better than a restaurant.

Ten ounces of broccoli are added to a bunch of other ingredients to make this incredible soup.

What’s great about this recipe is you can use frozen broccoli to make it. So, if you find broccoli on sale and freeze it, or if you just happen to have a frozen bag of broccoli in the freezer, you can use it to make this tasty soup.

The perfect potluck salad is this Broccoli Salad. It's salad WITH bacon. Get the recipe at www.drugstoredivas.net.

Broccoli Recipes: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the season for broccoli?

Fall and winter is when broccoli is at its peak, but you should be able to find broccoli at your grocery stores all year round.

How do you pick broccoli at the grocery store?

If you’re at the grocery store, look for broccoli that is firm to the touch. You also want to make sure the florets are dark green and tightly closed. If you see any yellowing, you want to leave that broccoli behind.

You want the stems of the broccoli to be thin too. Thick stems indicate that the broccoli is old.

Another indication of old broccoli is any flowers. You’re more likely to see this on broccoli you find at a farm or farmer’s market than at a grocery store, but it’s something to look for.

Can you freeze broccoli raw?

Freezing raw broccoli isn’t ideal. If you have an abundance of broccoli that you want to freeze, you’ll want to blanche broccoli first and then freeze it.

What can you eat with broccoli?

Broccoli pairs best with chicken or fish recipes, but you can eat broccoli with any protein. You can even eat it by itself or raw with some vegetable dip.

Which of these Budget-Friendly Broccoli recipes is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Nina

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Thanks for sharing these. I love broccoli and new recipes that jazz up my menu are always appreciated! Pinned a few for when I’m ready to get my chef on!

Rose

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I'd like to try the lemon broccoli in the insta pot. The more I hear about it those, the more I want one.

Sheri

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I have never been mich of a broccoli Ester but there is so much you can make with this list so it is worth trying something new. Saving this.

Sheri

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I have never been mich of a broccoli Ester but there is so much you can make with this list so it is worth trying something new. Saving this!

Sarah M

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Broccoli is enriched in nutrition. I have always struggled in getting its delicious recipes, therefore, thanks for providing a humongous list of it.