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Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home

Written by Jessie A

The broccoli is a food with many nutritional properties. Here there are 2 best ways to cook broccoli at home. They are broccoli gratin and broccoli cream.

Broccoli, it is one of the healthiest and richest vegetables. We can prepare it in our kitchen. It looks good in many different ways. It is a vegetable belonging to the family of cauliflower and cabbage.

Here on our website we will show you to prepare the best recipes with broccoli. All our recipes are detailed step by step to make it as simple as possible to prepare them. We hope you enjoy them.

Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home

1. Gratin Broccoli Recipe

This is one of the best ways to prepare the broccoli in a tasty way. I will show you step by step how to prepare the best broccoli at home. Surely, when you try it repeated on more occasions.

Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home


  • 300 grams of broccoli
  • 250 grams of grated cheese to melt
  • A chicken breast
  • 200 ml of milk
  • 200 ml of cream to cook
  • An onion
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Virgin olive oil


  1. The first thing to do is wash the broccoli well and cut it into little pieces to cook it.
  2. Put a pot with plenty of water and a little salt to heat, when it starts to boil we put the chopped broccoli, lower the intensity a bit and let it get soft.
  3. Then let it drain well. It is a good time to preheat the oven to 180ºC, so we will have hot when finished.
  4. While we cook the broccoli we use to prepare the rest of the recipe. We take a chicken breast and wash it and remove the remains that it had, and chop it into thin strips or cubes, and when we finish well, add salt and reserve. Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home
  5. Peel the onion and chop it as thin as we can.
  6. We put a frying pan with a trickle of virgin olive oil to heat and we will sweeten in it the chopped onion, with a little salt to make it cook well.
  7. When it begins to change of color we add the chopped chicken and we skip until it is a little brown.
  8. Pour the milk, the cream to cook, the cheese to melt and add the broccoli well drained and keep on a gentle fire for a few minutes.
  9. At the end we put the contents of the frying pan into a source suitable for the oven, put it in the oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes to finish cooking everything.
  10. If you want you can leave the last minutes with the grill activated, Brown the top. At the end of the day, we will be able to serve this delicious broccoli gratin.

2. Cream of broccoli

One of the richest and most nutritious creams you can prepare at home. Here is the detailed step-by-step recipe to prepare it in a simple way.

Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home

 We prepare it in the times of cold, since it is a cream that is normally hot. It is very healthy because the mixture of ingredients that are used is nutritious and also tasty. So it is worth learning to prepare it and have it at hand.


  • 300 grams broccoli
  • One medium onion
  • One large carrot
  • One or two cloves of garlic
  • 600 ml chicken broth or vegetables
  • 250 ml cream for cooking
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Ground pepper Best Ways to Cook Broccoli at Home
  • Salt


  1. To prepare the broccoli cream, wash the broccoli well outside.
  2. Then we drain well and chop it into smaller pieces, removing the thicker parts of the stem, leaving only the tenders parts .
  3. We also peeled the carrot and the onion and chopped the two in pieces not very big.
  4. We peel the garlic cloves and cut them into sheets.
  5. The chicken or vegetable broth you can prepare homemade, what you would have to do before, or buy it already made.
  6. At the end of preparing all the ingredients we take a good sized saucepan and put it to heat with a drizzle of virgin olive oil.
  7. We begin with the garlic cloves and onion, and after two or three minutes add the chopped carrots and chopped broccoli, along with a little salt above, to help cook the ingredients.
  8. When these ingredients begin to brown these we will cover everything with the chicken broth or vegetables and let cook over medium heat until we have all the vegetables very soft.
  9. Then we beat all the contents of the pan so that everything is well crushed.
  10. Add the cream, and salt to taste and return to cook over medium heat about 5 or 6 minutes to thicken the mixture a little and integrate well all the flavors.
  11. At the end we will have our rich cream of broccoli ready to eat in hot, or to reserve until lunchtime.
  12. It can be served with a few pieces of fried bread, you can prepare at home or buy them already made in the supermarket. And enjoy this cream of broccoli so rich and nutritious.

See Also :  Benefits of Broccoli.

I hope that this article best ways to cook broccoli at home is very useful to you. Add broccoli with your food habit and enjoy with this recipes. Don´t forgot to share these with your friends.

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Jessie A

Jessie is the founder of Betechlife, A part time blogger from India. I have created this blog for share How to's and Tips with world.

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