Save on Pinterest

38 Dinners That Start With Frozen Broccoli

Grab your bag of frozen broccoli and pull together one of these great recipes. Packed with iron and vitamins, these little trees pack a punch.

1 / 38
Sheet-Pan Chicken ParmesanTaste of Home

Sheet-Pan Chicken Parmesan

Saucy chicken, melty mozzarella and crisp-tender broccoli, all in one pan. What could be better? —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

2 / 38
Spicy Peanut Chicken & NoodlesTaste of Home

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

This simple recipe tastes like it took hours to make. Everybody says it has the perfect levels of heat and spice. Not sure how to make peanut butter chicken? Follow this recipe. —Sharon Collison, Newark, Delaware

3 / 38
Broccoli-Mushroom Bubble BakeTaste of Home

Broccoli-Mushroom Bubble Bake

I got bored with the same old breakfast casseroles I'd see at our monthly moms' meeting, so I decided to create something new. Judging by the reactions of the other moms, I think I have a winner. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

4 / 38
Tasty Turkey SkilletTaste of Home

Tasty Turkey Skillet

I like using boxed rice and pasta mixes to jump-start quick meals. This colorful dish is simple to cook on the stovetop using fried rice mix, tender turkey and convenient frozen vegetables. —Betty Kleberger, Florissant, Missouri

5 / 38
Curried Chicken and Grits CasseroleTaste of Home

Curried Chicken and Grits Casserole

Southern-style cheesy grits meet curry and loads of vegetables to make a satisfying casserole that blankets the house with an inviting aroma. —Lori Shamszadeh, Fairhope, Alabama

6 / 38
Broccoli Scalloped PotatoesTaste of Home

Broccoli Scalloped Potatoes

The combination of ham and cheese creates a wonderfully smoky flavor. I also love that I can cook an entire meal—vegetable and all—in one standout dish. —Denell Syslo, Fullerton, Nebraska

7 / 38
Stuffing Crust Turkey PotpieTaste of Home

Stuffing Crust Turkey Potpie

Here's a wonderful, stick-to-the-ribs dish that slices well since the filling is thicker than that of traditional potpies. Prebaking the crust makes it crunchy.—Tamara Furda, Naperville, Illinois

8 / 38
Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli CasseroleTaste of Home

Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

People who don’t even usually like broccoli casserole beg me to make this comforting broccoli cheese casserole recipe. It's similar to a classic green bean casserole, but the melted cheese just puts it over the top. —Elaine Hubbard, Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

9 / 38
Makeover Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato SoupTaste of Home

Makeover Cheesy Ham 'N' Potato Soup

This better-for-you version uses lean ham, canola oil, fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Additional potatoes, whirred in the food processor, plus dry milk powder help keep the soup's thick creamy texture. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

10 / 38
Honey Chicken Stir-FryTaste of Home

Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

I'm a new mom, and my schedule is very dependent upon our young son, so I like meals that can be ready in as little time as possible. This all-in-one chicken stir fry recipe with a hint of sweetness from honey is a big time-saver. —Caroline Sperry, Allentown, Michigan

11 / 38
Broccoli Cheddar SoupTaste of Home

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

My husband Eric and I eat dinner together to spend some quality time together. This cheesy broccoli cheddar soup is proof that soup doesn't need to be made in big batches to be good. —Cheryl McRae, West Valley, Utah

12 / 38
Stuffed Peppers for FourTaste of Home

Stuffed Peppers for Four

Truly a meal in one, this quick supper has it all: Veggies, meat, pasta and sauce, packed into tender peppers. It’ll look so pretty on your table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

13 / 38
Pork Tenderloins with Wild RiceTaste of Home

Pork Tenderloins with Wild Rice

Apricots say sweet things to earthy herbs in this gravy-licious meal. Remember this recipe—it’s worthy of a weekend celebration. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

14 / 38
Creamy Chicken & Broccoli StewTaste of Home

Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Stew

Shh! Don’t tell anyone! This recipe is so simple, but you’d never know it. My husband, who normally doesn’t like chicken, asks for this dish regularly. —Mary Watkins, Little Elm, Texas

15 / 38
Ham & Veggie CasseroleTaste of Home

Ham & Veggie Casserole

I’ve paired ham with broccoli and cauliflower for years. To complete this casserole dinner, I pass around the dinner rolls. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

16 / 38
Ham and Broccoli PuffsTaste of Home

Ham and Broccoli Puffs

These starters look complex, but they're easy to make and still very elegant. —Lynda McCulloch, San Antonio, Texas

17 / 38
Meatballs Sausage DinnerTaste of Home

Meatballs Sausage Dinner

One day I was having trouble deciding what to make for dinner, so I combined whatever was in the refrigerator and freezer. To my surprise, everyone loved it! —Elizabeth Martz, Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania

18 / 38
Ham & Broccoli PastaTaste of Home

Ham & Broccoli Pasta

It's hard to beat a meal that's created in one pan, takes 30 minutes to pull together, and your kids actually thank you for making. Sounds like a keeper in my book. —Jana Cathey, Ada, Michigan

19 / 38
Asian Beef and NoodlesTaste of Home

Asian Beef and Noodles

Asian beef recipes don't get much simpler. This colorful, economical stir-fry dish takes only five ingredients—all of which you're likely to have on hand. Serve with a dash of soy sauce and a side of pineapple slices. —Laura Stenberg, Wyoming, Minnesota

20 / 38
Corn and Broccoli in Cheese SauceTaste of Home

Corn and Broccoli in Cheese Sauce

Save room in the oven by making this savory side in your slow cooker. It is a standby in my house. My daughter likes to add leftover ham to create a hearty main course. —Joyce Johnson, Uniontown, Ohio

21 / 38
Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken CasseroleTaste of Home

Contest-Winning Broccoli Chicken Casserole

This delicious chicken and broccoli casserole recipe is a twist on chicken divan that came from an old boss. It’s quick, satisfying comfort food. —Jennifer Schlachter, Big Rock, Illinois

22 / 38
Chicken Cheese StrataTaste of Home

Chicken Cheese Strata

The spices in this simple strata with chicken, broccoli and cheese offer an extra special taste. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

23 / 38
Creamy Tarragon ChickenTaste of Home

Creamy Tarragon Chicken

Break out the slow cooker and start the week off on an easy note with this all-in-one recipe. A cup of chicken broth may be substituted for the water and chicken bouillon granules.

24 / 38
Broccoli QuicheTaste of Home

Broccoli Quiche

My mother passed down this broccoli quiche recipe to me. She has been making it for over 30 years. You can serve it for brunch, lunch and even dinner. Any leftover quiche can be frozen and reheated in the microwave later. —Bridget Corbett, Valdosta, Georgia

25 / 38
Pearl Onion Broccoli BakeTaste of Home

Pearl Onion Broccoli Bake

With its creamy white cheese sauce and buttery crumb topping, this dish is great comfort food. If you’re looking for a mild way to dress up broccoli, this is the recipe. —Charles Keating, Manchester, Maryland

26 / 38
Creamy Turkey CasseroleTaste of Home

Creamy Turkey Casserole

I sometimes make turkey just so I have the extras for the casserole! —Mary Jo O'Brien, Hastings, Minnesota

27 / 38
Creamy Noodle CasseroleTaste of Home

Creamy Noodle Casserole

My husband, Ronald, works long hours and frequently doesn't arrive home until past 7 p.m. This casserole is ideal for those late nights—it's just as tasty after it's been warmed in the microwave. —Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio

28 / 38
Balsamic Chicken FettuccineTaste of Home

Balsamic Chicken Fettuccine

Skip the marinara and serve noodles in an elegant new way! Not only is our easy balsamic-infused entree a meal in itself, it makes a different twist on an Italian classic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

29 / 38
Broccoli Tuna CasseroleTaste of Home

Broccoli Tuna Casserole

When I was in the Navy, a co-worker's wife shared this recipe with me. I’ve tweaked it over the years, but it still brings back memories of my "family" away from home. —Yvonne Cook, Haskins, Ohio

30 / 38
Baked Chops and Cottage FriesTaste of Home

Baked Chops and Cottage Fries

Convenience items like frozen vegetables, cottage fries and a jar of cheese sauce make it a snap to assemble this comforting pork chop supper. It's a simple one-dish meal. —Gregg Voss, Emerson, Nebraska

31 / 38
Broccoli & Potato SoupTaste of Home

Broccoli & Potato Soup

If I don't have frozen broccoli on hand, I like to use frozen spinach or chopped carrots and celery instead. —Mary Price, Youngstown, Ohio

32 / 38
Baked Orange Roughy and RiceTaste of Home

Baked Orange Roughy and Rice

It might sound too good to be true, but we're crossing our hearts when we tell you this delectable fish dinner will dirty just one dish. Your brood will be lining up to dig in once they see (and smell) the results! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

33 / 38
Chicken Orzo SkilletTaste of Home

Chicken Orzo Skillet

As a busy homemaker with a home-based business, I try to make quick dinners that are healthy for my husband and two young children. I combined two recipes to come up with this family favorite. —Kathleen Farrell, Rochester, New York

34 / 38
Salmon Fettuccine AlfredoTaste of Home

Salmon Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo sauce and salmon are a palate-pleasing pair in this creamy pasta toss with crisp veggies. We love the flavors, but you could also fix this with tuna, shrimp or chicken. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

35 / 38
Arborio Rice and White Bean SoupTaste of Home

Arborio Rice and White Bean Soup

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. This hearty, satisfying soup with arborio rice is low in fat and comes together in less than 30 minutes. —Deanna McDonald, Grand Rapids, Michigan

36 / 38
Nicole's Slow-Cooker BroccoliTaste of Home

Nicole's Slow-Cooker Broccoli

My sister is a huge inspiration to me and an amazing force in shaping my life. This is one of her favorite dishes. It’s an amazing side, and usually little to none of it is left over! —Toni Ann Moschello, Manahawkin, New Jersey

37 / 38
Light Chicken and Broccoli BakeTaste of Home

Light Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Cheesy chicken and broccoli bakes are the ultimate comfort food, but I wanted to give the classic casserole a healthier spin. Mine cuts down on fat and calories, but keeps the same cozy flavor. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia

38 / 38
Broccoli-Cheddar Hash BrownsTaste of Home

Broccoli-Cheddar Hash Browns

Need a new go-to comfort food? Hash browns will fit the bill. This gooey combo of tender potatoes and broccoli pairs well with a wide variety of entrees.

Popular Videos