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 components in surprising and scrumptious methods. It’s a must to attempt it!

Peanut Butter Broccoli

You realize 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 is not 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 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 many of the work on this recipe, mixing it with just a bit butter to attain the proper 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 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 wanting YOU, Mary from Barefeet in the Kitchen!! She was turning her nostril up at it after I instructed it, however after 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 adore it. 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 in all probability have already got all of the components you want for this recipe helpful in your fridge.

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

That’s it!

To make this a spicy peanut sauce, add some purple pepper flakes or chili sauce.
You too can add a bit soy sauce, contemporary ginger, and a pair cloves garlic if you happen to’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 fantastically 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 primary ingredient — peanuts — which implies the sauce gained’t have any noticeable sweetness. If it’s essential watch your sugars or just don’t like sweetened peanut sauces, it is a nice possibility.

Cooked broccoli and a peanut sauce for drizzling.

Tips on 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 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 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, but it surely makes for a VERY unattractive presentation. So, if you’re serving it to skeptics, I extremely counsel the drizzle or serving it on the aspect for them to make use of the quantity they need.

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

Important Dish Serving Recommendations

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

Attempt it as a aspect dish for steaks, burgers or Roast Pork Tenderloin to combine up time for dinner. 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 wager 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 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 proper 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 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 in the present day’s aspect 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

After 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 to date — 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

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 surprising 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 too can use a sheet of parchment.

  • Reduce 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 putting 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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