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Peanut Butter Broccoli | 365 Days of Baking and Extra

Roasted broccoli drizzled with peanut sauce makes it straightforward to eat your veggies! This kid-friendly sauce recipe makes use of acquainted and easy components in sudden and scrumptious methods. It’s a must to attempt it!

Peanut Butter Broccoli

You understand I’ll put peanut butter in all the pieces. 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 most likely conversant in 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 this broccoli recipe. It’s. . .

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

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

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

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Broccoli.

What do I want?

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

  • Broccoli crowns – lower into smaller broccoli florets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Creamy peanut butter – I used Jif common.
  • Butter
  • Sesame Seeds – for garnish for those who’d like

That’s it!

To make this a spicy peanut sauce, add some purple pepper flakes or chili sauce.
You may as well add somewhat soy sauce, recent ginger, and a pair cloves garlic for those who’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 steadiness 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 major ingredient — peanuts — which suggests the sauce received’t have any noticeable sweetness. If you must watch your sugars or just don’t like sweetened peanut sauces, this can be a nice choice.

Cooked broccoli and a peanut sauce for drizzling.

Learn how to Make Broccoli with Peanut Butter Sauce

First, organize 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 utterly easy.

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

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

Foremost Dish Serving Ideas

I may gobble up an entire bowl of broccoli with peanut butter sauce and overlook a few major 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 dinner time. It will 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 purple bell pepper, carrots, and even kale. Virtually any sautéed, stir-fried or roasted vegetable could 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 means 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 an 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 approach 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 straightforward to eat your veggies! This kid-friendly sauce recipe makes use of acquainted and easy components in sudden and scrumptious methods. It’s a must to attempt it!

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  • Preheat oven to 425° F, and generously spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. You may as well 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 a fair 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 protected bowl, and warmth for 1 minute. Stir till easy. If wanted, warmth the bowl once more in 10 second increments, stirring after every till sauce is totally easy 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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