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17 Best Sauces for Broccoli (+ Easy Recipes)

Take your florets to new heights with the best sauces for broccoli!

Cheese, teriyaki, creamy garlic parmesan, there are many options you can choose from. Each one is quick and easy, too! 

17 Best Sauces for Broccoli (+Easy Recipes) featuring Broccoli with Cheese Sauce in a Bowl
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Easy And Delicious Sauces for Broccoli

By itself, broccoli is not the most exciting vegetable. But with the perfect sauce, you can take it from okay to grand. From edible to incredible! 

It’s the best trick for getting fussy eaters to eat their greens. And, let’s face it, the same goes for some adults, too.

With the best sauces for broccoli, you can make a broccoli lover out of anybody.

1. Cheese Sauce

Entice your picky eaters with this ooey-gooey sauce. It gets little tykes to finish their broccoli every time. 

The thick mix of cheddar, butter, half and half, and spices is impossible to resist. Smother it over a plate of cruciferous greens, and you’ll see what I mean.

Comforting and rich, this sauce is ready in under 10 minutes. You can’t beat that. 

2. Garlic Sauce

Make restaurant-quality broccoli at home with this garlic sauce. 

This is a Chinese recipe with an American influence. And it is about as close to take-out as homemade cooking gets. 

The fresh, aromatic garlic is swimming in umami condiments. Rice vinegar adds acidity. And a spoonful of sugar balances everything out. 

Whip it up for a side or a stir-fry dinner featuring broccoli.  

3. Peanut Sauce

Coat your broccoli in this Thai-style sauce, and you will say “mmm” all dinner long.

The creamy texture and savory, nutty flavor is exquisite. You can taste every ingredient that comes together in this harmonious sauce. 

It features soy sauce, lime juice, rice vinegar, ginger, chili pepper, and more. The sauce tastes fantastic over steamed, sauteed, roasted, or raw broccoli.

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Serve it any way you want.

4. Lemon Butter Sauce

Lemon butter sauce is a versatile classic. From pasta to seafood, you can use it for almost everything. 

Including broccoli! So go on and smother those florets in the rich sauce. 

You most likely have everything you need already stocked in the kitchen. Plus, it is quick, so you can even throw it together at the last minute.

5. Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki and broccoli go together like peanut butter and jelly. They are a perfect match!

If you’re short on time and need a quick sauce, this is the one. You can whip it up in 15 minutes, making it great for busy weeks.

Butter, garlic, and shallots make the broccoli rich and aromatic. Add the teriyaki for an infusion of umami. 

Store-bought or homemade, both work.

6. Bearnaise Sauce

Your family will think you are a French chef with this elegant bearnaise sauce. 

I know the name sounds very fancy. But when you break down the ingredients, this is something even home cooks can make.

Similar to hollandaise sauce, bearnaise is rich, velvety, and buttery. Pour it over broccoli for a decadent delight.

7. Outback Ranch Dressing

Outback makes the best ranch dressing. Now, so do you- thanks to my copycat recipe!

It tastes just like the restaurant. Creamy, herby, and seasoned perfectly- this dressing is a broccoli must

Serve it as a dip or use it for a salad. Steamed and roasted broccoli tastes fabulous with a drizzle, too.

8. Chimichurri Sauce

Want something that packs a punch of flavor? Chimichurri has the pizazz you need. 

This herb-based condiment is a staple in Argentinian cuisine. It features cilantro and parsley swimming in a pool of red wine vinegar.

Fresh, tangy, and garlicky, chimichurri sauce is bold and taste bud-tingling. It will transform your broccoli, I guarantee. 

9. Homemade Garlic Aioli

Garlic aioli is so tasty that you will want it with everything. Burgers, sandwiches, fries, and yes- broccoli too.

Creamy, lemony, and bright, the allium gives it a little extra bite. 

Use it like a dip or drizzle it on like a dressing. It is a fantastic addition to both raw and cooked broccoli. 

Garlic aioli takes minutes to make. Plus, this sauce only requires five staples you probably have on hand.

10. Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Need something for broccoli pasta? Sun-dried tomato sauce is what you need. 

It’s quick and easy, so you can time it just right. Plus, it has the most heavenly flavor and velvety texture. 

The sun-dried tomatoes meld with a base of heavy cream, butter, and cheese. 

It’s so delectable that you will want it for all your broccoli side dishes

11. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sauce

Friends, you have got to try this sauce! It’s a guilty pleasure of mine that makes broccoli irresistible.

Yes, this stuff is incredibly decadent. Especially because it’s mainly cream, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. YUM. 

But you are eating it with broccoli. #balance

The sauce is also keto-friendly and low-carb. So it’s (sort of) healthy, right?

For a sinfully delicious addition, introduce bacon into the mix.

12. Soy Sauce

For a fuss-free solution, perk your broccoli up with soy sauce. It’s easy, quick, and works for many broccoli recipes.

Roasted, steamed, sauteed, or air-fried, take your pick. 

Sometimes, simple is best. This is particularly true after a long day. And you’d rather not fight the lines at the store.

Speaking of which, treat yourself to a 15-minute broccoli stir-fry for a fast dinner. With soy sauce in the fridge, your meal will be ready in a flash!

13. Honey Garlic Sauce

Upgrade your florets with this honey garlic sauce. It is sticky, sweet, and aromatic. And your broccoli will become irresistible with it.

This is is a five-ingredient solution with the versatility that you need. 

The sauce is versatile, so your broccoli can pair with several proteins. Chicken, beef, tofu, pork, and shrimp are a few delicious ideas. 

14. Chipotle Mayo (Mexican Secret Sauce)

Spice up broccoli with this Mexican sauce. It’s a zesty triumph that packs a big flavor into a simple condiment.

Mexican Secret Sauce gives broccoli a flavorful kick. How could it now? It is full of chipotle powder, smoked paprika, and chili powder.

It works as a dressing, dip, or condiment. 

Also, this sauce is fantastic with all your favorite Mexican foods. Tacos, burritos, taquitos, you name it. It tastes great with them all! 

15. Best Tahini Sauce

Looking for a guilt-free creamy sauce for broccoli? This silky tahini condiment is that and more!

Dairy-free, soy-free, and nut-free, tahini sauce is a plant-based option suitable for many diets. 

Which is fabulous because this stuff is addicting. One taste, and you’ll see.

The sauce is so garlicky, lemony, and nutty. It is the ultimate flavor enhancer for all things veggies. 

Really, broccoli is just an excuse to devour tahini sauce.

16. Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise is a classic egg and butter-based French sauce. It is the delicious yellow stuff that comes on Eggs Benedict. 

And that dish is probably what most people think of when they think of Hollandaise. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t shake things up and use it for broccoli, too!

A spoonful takes this cruciferous green veggie to another level.

The creamy texture and rich butteriness make broccoli taste like a luxury. Try it for yourself, and you will agree. 

17. Heinz Chili Sauce

Broccoli fries, fritters, and more taste better with chili sauce. 

I know the name screams fiery hot, but it is not spicy at all. This mild tomato-based condiment is tangy and sweet.

I find it’s an excellent alternative to ketchup. And you know what that means, right? Your kids will love it!

Smother broccoli with this chili sauce, and naysayers will gobble up their veggies. 

17 Best Sauces for Broccoli (+ Easy Recipes)

Ingredients

  • Cheese Sauce

  • Garlic Sauce

  • Peanut Sauce

  • Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Teriyaki Sauce

  • Bearnaise Sauce

  • Outback Ranch Dressing

  • Chimichurri Sauce

  • Homemade Garlic Aioli

  • Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

  • Creamy Garlic Parmesan Sauce

  • Soy Sauce

  • Honey Garlic Sauce

  • Chipotle Mayo (Mexican Secret Sauce)

  • Best Tahini Sauce

  • Hollandaise Sauce

  • Heinz Chili Sauce

Instructions

  • Select your favorite sauce for broccoli.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a delicious sauce recipe in 30 minutes or less!
Sauces for Broccoli

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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