Peanut Butter Broccoli | 365 Days of Baking and Extra

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

Peanut Butter Broccoli

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

Peanut Butter Broccoli

Broccoli is not any exception. The sturdy nutty taste within the peanut butter provides a complete different dimension of taste to a easy pan of roasted broccoli.

You’re most likely aware of Thai peanut sauce served with noodles, meats and veggies. All these salty, savory and ever-so-slightly candy elements 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 many of the work on this recipe, mixing it with just a bit butter to attain 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 elements.
  • Good for physique and soul.
  • A enjoyable change from the norm.
  • Choosy eater permitted.
  • Excellent for any night time of the week!

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

Critically, even broccoli skeptics LOVE my roasted broccoli with peanut sauce. I’m wanting YOU, Mary from Barefeet within the Kitchen!! She was turning her nostril up at it after I steered it, however after I made this recipe at her house final month, she went again for extra.
I imply, so long as the one you serve it to love peanut butter, they’ll adore it. You undoubtedly 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 want?

You most likely have already got all of the elements 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 for those who’d like

That’s it!

To make this a spicy peanut sauce, add some pink pepper flakes or chili sauce.
You can even add slightly 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 stability the earthiness of the roasted broccoli fantastically for an ideal candy and salty style.

For a sauce with much less sweetness and a extra pronounced salty taste, strive the sauce with pure peanut butter. These varieties often have only one principal ingredient — peanuts — which implies the sauce received’t have any noticeable sweetness. If it is advisable watch your sugars or just don’t like sweetened peanut sauces, this can be a nice possibility.

Cooked broccoli and a peanut sauce for drizzling.

The right way 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 sides 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 high.
I’ve served it by mixing the broccoli utterly with the sauce earlier than serving, but it surely makes for a VERY unattractive presentation. So, in case you are 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 be scrumptious over steamed broccoli and stir-fried broccoli.

Most important Dish Serving Strategies

I might gobble up a complete bowl of broccoli with peanut butter sauce and neglect a couple of principal course altogether. For an entire meal, serve peanut butter broccoli with grilled hen or baked hen thighs.

Strive it as a facet dish for steaks, burgers or Roast Pork Tenderloin to combine up time for supper. It might 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. Strive it with roasted cauliflower, broccolini, inexperienced and pink bell pepper, carrots, and even kale. Nearly any sautéed, stir-fried or roasted vegetable could be scrumptious with a dollop of peanut butter sauce on high. You may 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 simple 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 now’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 stated 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 to this point — 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.



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Peanut Butter Broccoli is the newest within the line-up and is now my favourite method 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 elements in surprising and scrumptious methods. It’s a must to strive 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.

  • Minimize the broccoli crowns into medium florets about the identical dimension. 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 secure 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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