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10 Kid-Friendly Broccoli Recipes


If your kids don’t think they like broccoli, try one of these really yummy 10 Kid-Friendly Broccoli Recipes!

Broccoli is a super nutritious veggie that can also have a strong flavor that some kids shy away from. We have found that when we serve veggies in different ways, it brings out different flavors and textures and kids will try a veggie they may not have ever wanted to eat before.  We have 10 super yummy broccoli recipes for you- give them a try and see how your kids like to eat broccoli the best!

Cheesy Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole

It’s as cheesy and delicious as mac and cheese.. but with a whole lot more nutrition!

small white bowls filled with cheesy broccoli and cauliflower casserole

Broccoli Poppers

These little poppers are gooey and cheesy on the inside, and crispy crunchy on the outside! I haven’t met a kid (or adult!) yet who doesn’t love them!

broccoli poppers rolled in bread crumbs and served in a brown paper cone

Perfect Steamed Broccoli

Sometimes basic is best! My kids love simple, steamed broccoli.. especially when we season it to perfection! Trader Joe’s has an all-purpose seasoning that is perfect on steamed veggies.

broccoli in a steamer pot

Broccoli Smoothie

Broccoli in a smoothie?? This one is for those kids that simply won’t take it any other way. Trust us- with all the fruity flavors, your kids won’t even notice the broccoli is there!

broccoli smoothie in a jar with a striped straw on a table with broccoli, avocado, banana and cherries

Broccoli & Cheese Breakfast Muffins

Savory muffins filled with broccoli and melted cheese are delicious warmed up for breakfast, as an easy on-the-go snack, or in lunch-boxes. They’re a must try!

Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

Adding broccoli to a food kids already know and love is a great way to introduce it to hesitant eaters. These creamy broccoli potatoes are a great way to boost nutrition!

Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Simple to make and absolutely delicious.  Almost like a pancake, but with a savory flare.

Broccoli Apple Salad

Sometimes if it looks different, kids will try it – and this broccoli salad definitely has a new look than regular florets! It’s crispy and crunchy- and it’s one of our family’s favorite salads!

Tuscan Broccoli Stovetop Mac and Cheese

I’m not sure there is a dish that says kids more than good old mac and cheese!  Made from scratch and topped off with a delicious Tuscan flavored broccoli, this meal is definitely a must try!

broccoli mac and cheese in a large bowl

10 Minute Veggie Pizza

Adding veggies to a pizza makes it colorful and packed with flavor!  Try roasting your broccoli before adding it to your pizza.  This pizza is simple but your kids will love helping assemble it!

What is your favorite way to serve this powerhouse veggie?

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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My almost-4-year old daughter just started eating broccoli! I hadn’t made it in forever, and when I did I used to just steam it and serve it plain – and let everyone salt and butter to their liking. Never went over well with her. However, since she has always loved breadsticks with garlic and parmesan seasoning (and my husband and I do too!), I decided to choose our broccoli like this: saute fresh or frozen (thawed) broccoli in butter, add a smidge of crushed garlic paste (Trader Joe’s brand) at the end of cooking, toss to coat, and then let her sprinkle her own parmesan on top. It is so yummy that she, my husband, and I can finish a pound of broccoli in one sitting. She was sad one night that we had company over for dinner and there wasn’t enough for her to have seconds?! This is a delicious way to prepare and eat green beans too!

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Loved the cheesy broccoli bites. Finally, a recipe that my kids actually like. Broccoli is my favorite veggie. Super-rich in vitamin C. Greens, such as broccoli, are so good for collagen production, among many other health benefits.