September 30, 2023


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Peanut Butter Broccoli | 365 Days of Baking and Extra

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Roasted broccoli drizzled with peanut sauce makes it simple to eat your veggies! This kid-friendly sauce recipe makes use of acquainted and easy components in sudden and scrumptious methods. You need to attempt it!

Peanut Butter Broccoli

You understand I’ll put peanut butter in every thing. From fast bread to cucumber sandwiches — is there something peanut butter can’t enhance?

Peanut Butter Broccoli

Broccoli isn’t any exception. The sturdy nutty taste within the peanut butter provides an entire different dimension of taste to a easy pan of roasted broccoli.

You’re in all probability accustomed to Thai peanut sauce served with noodles, meats and veggies. All these salty, savory and ever-so-slightly candy components come collectively for a dish that tastes higher than the sum of its components.

Peanut Butter Broccoli makes use of the identical idea, however I made it even simpler than most peanut sauces! We let the peanut butter do a lot of the work on this recipe, mixing it with just a bit butter to realize the right thickness and a wealthy, salty-sweet style.

I can’t wait so that you can do that broccoli recipe. It’s. . .

  • Fast and simple.
  • Made with 5 components.
  • Good for physique and soul.
  • A enjoyable change from the norm.
  • Choosy eater authorized.
  • Excellent for any night time of the week!

It even occurs to be vegetarian and gluten free, besides. How’s that for attention-grabbing?!

Significantly, even broccoli skeptics LOVE my roasted broccoli with peanut sauce. I’m trying YOU, Mary from Barefeet in the Kitchen!! She was turning her nostril up at it after I recommended it, however after I made this recipe at her dwelling final month, she went again for extra.
I imply, so long as the one you serve it to love peanut butter, they’ll like it. You positively have to love peanut butter to get pleasure from this vegetable dish. It’s the star of the present.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Broccoli.

What do I would like?

You in all probability have already got all of the components you want for this recipe useful in your fridge.

  • Broccoli crowns – reduce into smaller broccoli florets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Creamy peanut butter – I used Jif common.
  • Butter
  • Sesame Seeds – for garnish in case you’d like

That’s it!

To make this a spicy peanut sauce, add some crimson pepper flakes or chili sauce.
You can even add somewhat soy sauce, contemporary ginger, and a pair cloves garlic in case you’d like for some extra taste.

An easy peanut sauce for broccoli and other vegetables.

Pure or shelf steady peanut butter?

I used common, shelf-stable peanut butter right here, which is sweetened. The sugars stability the earthiness of the roasted broccoli superbly for an ideal candy and salty style.

For a sauce with much less sweetness and a extra pronounced salty taste, attempt the sauce with pure peanut butter. These varieties often have only one essential ingredient — peanuts — which implies the sauce gained’t have any noticeable sweetness. If it’s essential to watch your sugars or just don’t like sweetened peanut sauces, it is a nice possibility.

Cooked broccoli and a peanut sauce for drizzling.

How you can Make Broccoli with Peanut Butter Sauce

First, prepare your chopped broccoli crowns on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and add a sprinkle of coarse salt. Roast at 425 F till the perimeters look toasted, crisp and a bit darker than golden brown.

A couple of minutes earlier than the broccoli is finished cooking, put together your peanut sauce. Scoop the peanut butter and butter right into a small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then combine peanut butter and butter collectively till fully clean.

Switch roasted broccoli to plates and drizzle peanut butter sauce on prime.
I’ve served it by mixing the broccoli fully with the sauce earlier than serving, however it makes for a VERY unattractive presentation. So, if you’re serving it to skeptics, I extremely counsel the drizzle or serving it on the facet for them to make use of the quantity they need.

This recipe can be scrumptious over steamed broccoli and stir-fried broccoli.

Primary Dish Serving Options

I might gobble up an entire bowl of broccoli with peanut butter sauce and overlook a few essential course altogether. For an entire meal, serve peanut butter broccoli with grilled rooster or baked rooster thighs.

Attempt it as a facet dish for steaks, burgers or Roast Pork Tenderloin to combine up time for dinner. It could even be scrumptious with tofu, noodles or a mattress of Coconut Rice.

Questioning if this scrumptious peanut sauce tastes good on different veggies? You guess it does!

This peanut butter sauce isn’t only for broccoli. Attempt it with roasted cauliflower, broccolini, inexperienced and crimson bell pepper, carrots, and even kale. Nearly any sautéed, stir-fried or roasted vegetable can be scrumptious with a dollop of peanut butter sauce on prime. You can even use it to show this salad into an Asian Broccoli Salad!

Drizzling a peanut butter sauce over roasted broccoli.

Vegetable Recipes

Recipes like peanut butter broccoli are the right antidote to menu ruts. All of us discover ourselves caught in a routine, cooking and consuming our veggies the identical manner week after week. Let’s face it: it will get boring!

Get enthusiastic about greens once more (or for the primary time) with recipes like Roasted Brussels Sprouts served with a straightforward balsamic glaze. For the carnivores on the market, I’ve a Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts recipe too.

This Roasted Parmesan Broccoli is one other variation on roasted broccoli that my household can’t get sufficient of. Just like the peanut butter in right this moment’s facet dish recipe, Parmesan cheese simply appears to enhance any vegetable that it touches, together with Baked Zucchini Sticks and tomatoes!

On the sweeter finish of the spectrum, I like a hearty serving to of Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots and Roasted Teriyaki Cauliflower to spherical out dinner.

Peanut Butter Recipes

Once I mentioned I LOVE baking and cooking with peanut butter, I wasn’t kidding. I’ve greater than 50 recipes with peanut butter right here on the weblog up to now — with extra coming on a regular basis.

Seize a jar (or twelve) of peanut butter and get began with these reader favorites.

Peanut sauce on top of broccoli.



Preserve a watch out for my latest recipes!

Peanut Butter Broccoli is the most recent within the line-up and is now my favourite technique to eat it. Add this mouthwatering broccoli recipe with peanut butter dressing to your dinner tonight.

Peanut Butter Broccoli

Created by: Lynne Feifer

Peanut Butter Broccoli

Roasted broccoli drizzled with peanut sauce makes it simple to eat your veggies! This kid-friendly sauce recipe makes use of acquainted and easy components in sudden and scrumptious methods. You need to attempt it!

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  • Preheat oven to 425° F, and generously spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. You can even use a sheet of parchment.

  • Lower the broccoli crowns into medium florets about the identical measurement. Place the florets onto the ready baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil, and sprinkle with salt. Toss gently to make sure they’re evenly coated, and ensure they’re in an excellent layer earlier than inserting into the oven.

  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, till edges have browned.

  • About 5 minutes earlier than broccoli is finished roasting, place the peanut butter and butter right into a microwaveable secure bowl, and warmth for 1 minute. Stir till clean. If wanted, warmth the bowl once more in 10 second increments, stirring after every till sauce is totally clean and mixed.

  • Drizzle peanut butter over broccoli or serve individually for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fats: 19g | Saturated Fats: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 3g | Monounsaturated Fats: 10g | Trans Fats: 0.1g | Ldl cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1147IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg

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