Parmesan broccoli

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 6
Simple, yet delicious twist on one of our favourite greens - perfect side dish for any roast meal, by Gary Rhodes.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy


  • kcal97
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.17g
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  • 900g trimmed broccoli, divided into florets



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated, plus extra to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Drop the broccoli florets into a pan of boiling salted water, bring back to the boil, cook for 3-5 mins until tender, then drain.

  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and, once sizzling, add the broccoli. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle in as much of the Parmesan as you want to use. Gently stir the florets in the cheese and butter. Scatter on a little more grated Parmesan to serve.

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Comments (18)

fiznlil's picture

Really lovely! Cooked the broccoli in a lidded dish in the microwave for 2 minutes along with some green beans, dried well, then did exactly as recipe. A keeper! Served with lamb and champ mash.

perrancrew's picture

Nice and easy, nice and tasty, would never have paired them together before but might not have plain old boring broccoli again!

foodiee99's picture

I like this dish for it's simplicity and ease of making. Added some burnt garlic for that extra edge!

flirtinflight's picture

tasted great but the cheese just congealed together which didn't look so good

mich1968's picture

Lovely!Parents, this a great way to get kids to eat veggies.Simple,easy and tasty!

jane911's picture

Simple,easy and very good.

karenspearing's picture

My husband doesn't like broccoli but he really liked this recipe, even said I could make it again!

lindad4a's picture

I wasn't sure about this... didn't really like the idea of frying the cooked broccoli in butter - but it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be making again, and will make a point of topping broccoli with parmesan (with or without the butter) in future as the combination works so well.

helgafrida's picture

Loved it and will make it again

kimkap's picture

I would never have thought of adding Parmessan to Broccoli but how delicious is this - even my husband loves it. Will definitely be doing this again.

kellyp2324's picture

mmmm very tasty i added some garlic too and bit of philly cheese was delicious :)

paulmac65's picture

I grated an Orange on top!

maclews's picture

the family loves this, I also do green beans this way. :-)

sophoulina's picture

I boiled the broccoli with bay leaves and a slice of fresh lemon.
In the pan i used olive oil instead of butter.

jelliedeel's picture

I added some pine nuts.

mbraendeholm's picture

Instead of normal butter, I used 1T Lurpak garlic butter and tossed the steamed broccoli in that. Finished off using the parmesan as suggested.

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