Cheesy Garlic Broccoli (3-Ingredients)

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Make this cheesy garlic broccoli with just 3 ingredients and enjoy a delicious, flavorful side dish. They’re gluten-free, high protein, and vegetarian.

This dish is a showcase of broccoli goodness, and if you know someone that doesn’t care for this delicious vegetable, this is the dish to cook them!

How can a cheesy and garlic topping ever be wrong? Oh, and this recipe is quick to cook too!

cheesy broccoli

Broccoli and cheese is a match made in heaven, and when you add garlic and a bit of seasoning, you will create something you will want to serve with everything!

You could, of course, eat this Cheesy Garlic Broccoli on its own (in secret, as why share?), or you could use it as a tasty side dish.

forkful of garlic broccoli

Ingredients You’ll Need

Broccoli (4 crowns) – Find fresh and use quickly!  That should be the phrase used when buying any vegetable. 

The longer a vegetable has been sitting around, the more nutrition it loses, so find a vibrant, crisp head of tasty florets! You know…you could use cauliflower instead or mix the two!

Cheddar cheese (2 cups)– If you like your cheese, go really strong here!  There are lots of quality cheddars out there, so choose your favorite.

If you wanted some milder, mozzarella would work well too.  If you wanted to go the other way for some huge flavors, blue cheese could be added instead.

Garlic (5 cloves) – this is great for our health and, in particular, high blood pressure, so don’t shy away from large juicy cloves.

Salt and black pepper (a pinch) – Freshly ground pepper will heighten the taste here, so if you have a pepper grinder, you will be amazed at how much difference it can make.

This grinder is easy to use and a good design! Sea salt is a better option for taste, but regular salt could be used too.

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How to Make Cheesy Garlic Broccoli

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Place your broccoli on a chopping board and cut into similar-sized, small florets.

Step 2. Grate your cheese, add to a bowl, or crumble it with your fingers if you are using blue cheese or mozzarella.

Step 3. Stir the minced garlic, salt, and black pepper into the cheese, and combine well.

Step 4. Place the broccoli florets into a baking dish, spreading out evenly.

Step 5. Scatter the cheese and garlic mixture all over the top of the broccoli, trying to cover as much as you can.

Step 6. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top of the dish is golden and toasty.

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What Does Garlic Broccoli Go Well With?

You could use it as a side dish for grilled meat, creating a really simple and tasty supper. Grilled steak goes particularly well with the garlic and cheese!

Baked salmon would be an excellent choice to add to this Cheesy Garlic Broccoli as it’s quite a strong-tasting fish that could certainly hold up the bold flavors.

Make the Cheesy Garlic Broccoli with some extras. When adding the broccoli to the baking dish, scatter over some thinly sliced red onion to add another flavor dimension.

garlic broccoli in dish

Benefits of Eating Broccoli

Broccoli is known to be a really healthy vegetable. It is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and shares the same nutrition as its other members, like cauliflower, cabbage, and kale.

Containing vitamins; A, B, C, E, and K, broccoli is undoubtedly a hard veggie to beat when comparing nutrition.

If you think oranges was the only way to boost your immune system, look at broccoli. It has levels of vitamin C, and one serving can provide you with 135% of your daily Vitamin C.

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Cheesy Garlic Broccoli (3-Ingredients)

By Karo @ AllNutritious
Cheesy garlic broccoli is a perfect side dish anyone can make with just 3 ingredient. It's nutritious, full of deliciousness, extra yummy, gluten-free, high protein and vegetarian.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 plates


  • 4 crowns broccoli
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • a pinch of salt and black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Chop up the broccoli into florets. Spread them on a baking dish.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cheddar cheese, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the cheese all over the broccoli in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.

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Serving: 1 plates | Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 526mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6.7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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