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What can I do with leftover steamed broccoli?

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I'm thinking maybe soup or some kind of baked cheese thing? I'm at a loss. Thanks.

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  1. I love cooked broccoli in a vinaigrette. Makes a really nice salad.

    Soup is also a good idea. Sautee some onions and garlic. Add chicken stock with a couple of boiling potatoes added to thicken. Drop in the broc. A little half and half or sour cream or yoghurt stirred in at the end can't hurt. Blend the whole thing in a blender or, if you want a few pieces left, use an immersion blender. A pinch of thyme. Some salt and pepper.

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    1. re: oakjoan

      Puree with evoo, lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, s&p. Heat and toss with cooked pasta. Shred some parm on top. My kids love it.

      1. re: esmom

        You can get rid of the puréeing step. Sautée the broccoli with olive oil and garlic in a large skillet, then add the cooked pasta (you need to drain it a few minutes before it's cooked). Cook for a few minutes more - the broccoli will start to fall apart on its own.

        1. re: esmom

          Yep, I do this all the time, but I melt in a few anchovy fillets and toss in some red pepper flakes.

      2. I love broccoli on pizza. Simple tomato, some fesh garlic, and then the brocolli. Fantastic.

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        1. re: skisvalley

          2nd the pizza. not that 2nd votes matter, but it's really good on pizza.. just got into it w.in the last year.

          1. re: reannd

            I love broccoli on pizza. Especially pesto or white pizza.

        2. Broccoli and cheddar soup??

          1. Mix with cooked chicken and peanut sauce for a nice lunch salad.

            1. ramen noodle, with an egg...good n cheap!

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              1. re: jword2001

                soup is the way to go. it gives alot of fiber in your soup or diet, and you can do wonders with it. you can add all different kinds of vegetables with or some kind of meat. there is
                numerous combinations you can with soup.

              2. This may sound weird, but I like leftover broccoli in omelettes. With or without cheese. I just like the flavor combination of creamy eggs and crisp broccoli.

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                1. re: emery_jc

                  Not weird at all. I often take leftover vegetables and make a frittata. Broccoli is very good. My favorite is corn in a frittata but will usually mix what I have and add other vegetables to compliment.

                  1. re: scubadoo97

                    I third the omelet/frittata idea. Broccoli, tomatoes, and chedder cheese make an excellent omelet. I used to work at a diner-type place that sold tons of these every day. The combination even works well in an egg-white omelet.

                2. Cut small, tossed in pasta with EVOO and/or butter and garlic; perhaps some flaked salmon. Some parm to top.

                  Stir fries; great with shrimp.

                  With curry and paneer.

                  Have fun!

                  1. Here's another: Reheat and toss in a little soy sauce and top with toasted sesame seeds,

                    1. Pasties! With feta or cheddar and some sauteed onions.

                        1. Toss cold cooked broccoli florets with sliced bell peppers (red, green, yellow), in vinaigrette or Asian inspired teriyaki sauce and serve as first course salad.

                          1. if still al dente, cook them tempura style. I love the nuttiness of broccoli tempura.

                            Marinate in a sourcream/lemonjuice/tarragon sauce for a cold salad. One of my favorite potluck sides. (from Anna Thomas' Vegetairan Epicure'.)

                            1. One of my favorite salads: bite sized broccoli, bacon bits, raisins, nuts, finely chopped red onion and mayo to bind it together. Use amounts to your taste. Yummy!

                              1. Toss w cooked frozen tortellini & pesto - with or without diced sweet red pepper, tomato - hot, warm or cold - starter, meal-in-one, lunch. (Tonight's dinner)

                                Toss w diced sweet red pepper, tomato, slivered red onion, sauteed hot Italian sausage, rotini, dressed w red wine vinaigrette. (Tomorrow's lunch)

                                1. A favorite comfort food: CHICKEN DIVAN! I don't really have a recipe but ingredients consist of cooked broccoli, chicken chunks, cream of fill-in-the-blank soup (my mom used Campbell's mushroom), mayo, cheddar cheese, and curry powder. A Paula Deen style casserole, but hits the spot every now and then. Every recipe is a little different. We also ate ours over white rice...

                                  Here's a website devoted to this dish along w/ recipe ideas:

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                                  1. re: Carb Lover

                                    i Love Divan, but we didn't use cheddar cheese... we just layered broccoli then chicken then poured over cream of chicken soup mixed w/ mayo, and baked and broiled bread crumbs.

                                    Broccoli Souffle

                                    Blend broccoli, Lipton's Onion Soup Mix, egg (whites), ricotta, sour cream, salt and pepper, and bake [can use fat free or low fat dairy if desired]! I tend to overcook it so that the edges get browned because frankly I adore the taste of burned/brown broccoli.

                                  2. cold, from the fridge, with the door open, with your fingers.

                                    or, throw it in an omelette...

                                    but i'd do the former ;)