If you are looking for an easy side dish, make Blackstone Broccoli. The broccoli is cooked to perfection with amazing flavor.
Blackstone Broccoli Recipe:
We love making recipes on our Blackstone. We have made breakfast, steaks, burgers and shrimp. It all comes out so flavorful. But we also make our sides and this Blackstone Broccoli is one of our favorites.
We have made broccoli many different ways. Broccoli is great steamed in the microwave and roasted in the oven. But now that we make it on the Blackstone Griddle is has become my go-to way of making it.
Griddling broccoli comes out crispy with that grill flavor but nice and tender. In less than 10 minutes you can have an amazing side dish with easy ingredients.
Easy Blackstone Side Dish:
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that is usually not a popular side dish with this kids. But now that we made it on the griddle, my kids will eat it. There is something about the crispy edges that makes a tasty side dish.
The best part about this side dish cooking it on the griddle makes for an easy cleanup.
- Fresh Broccoli
How to Cook Broccoli on Blackstone:
- Prepare Blackstone Griddle – Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F.)
- Cut Broccoli – Cut the broccoli florets off the steam of the broccoli and then cut the florets into flat pieces.
- Oil the Griddle – Place the butter on the grill and spread the butter out evenly on the grill.
- Season Broccoli – Then place the broccoli directly on the grill and season it with the salt and pepper.
- Cook Broccoli – Cook the broccoli for 5-6 minutes per side until charred slightly. You can also use a burger press to press the broccoli closely to the grill to cook faster.
- Serve and Enjoy – Remove the broccoli and serve immediately while warm. Enjoy!
How Long to Cook Broccoli on Blackstone:
Cooking Broccoli on the Blackstone doesn’t take long. That is why I love making this easy side dish. Once the griddle is heated and oiled, place the broccoli on the flat surface and cook.
It takes about 5 to 6 minutes to cook the broccoli until tender. We like the broccoli to be charred slightly.
Tips for the Best Broccoli:
- Customize the cooking time based on preference. If you love it crispy like we do, grill it a little longer per side. If you prefer it softer, reduce the cooking time.
- Experiment with different flavors and seasoning – There are many seasoning and flavors you can add to your broccoli side dish.
- Add in Other Vegetables – You can easily mix in onions and mushrooms with broccoli.
How to Season Broccoli:
We like to season the broccoli few ways to jazz it up an even more fun side dish. The ideas are truly endless with broccoli and you can make so many different flavor combinations.
- Homemade cheese sauce -Delicious and you can make it in your microwave. Just pour it all over the broccoli
- Sprinkle with Garlic salt or garlic powder – Just add to broccoli and toss to coat. YUM! This is one of my favorites.
- Top it with some Parmesan cheese – a family favorite around here with the kiddos.
- Sprinkle with some chili powder or red pepper flakes for a small kick. This gives the broccoli a little heat and it’s fantastic.
- Sprinkle with some homemade taco seasoning for a tex-mex twist. This is a tasty way to enjoy broccoli with a tex-mex flavor. We mix the seasoning in a large bowl in then add in the broccoli to cover the broccoli completely.
- Lemon or Lime– Sprinkle lemon juice or lime juice over the broccoli. This is also good with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. This combination is so good.
- Soy sauce – Drizzle a little soy sauce over the broccoli for Asian flavor.
Easy Way to Cut Broccoli:
To prepare you broccoli for cooking, it is important that it is cut the right way. We give you the tips and tricks here on How to Cut Broccoli Florets.
When I am grilling broccoli on the Blackstone, I like to cut the broccoli florets in halves. This allows the broccoli florets to lay flat on the griddle. The broccoli florets cook evenly and all sides get roasted.
Other ways to Grill Broccoli:
- Air Fryer Broccoli – If you don’t have a Blackstone, you can easily make this broccoli recipe in your air fryer. You still get the crispy edges and it is very flavorful.
- Foil Pack Broccoli – Foil Pack broccoli is an easy way to make broccoli. Toss the ingredients in the foil and drizzle with olive oil. The broccoli still comes out crispy flavorful.
- Grill Basket – If you have a grill basket, you can cook this recipe on your grill. The grill basket keeps the broccoli from falling the grill grates.
- Skewers – Place broccoli on a skewers with chicken and other vegetables for an easy way to make broccoli.
How to Store Leftovers:
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Print Recipe here for Blackstone Broccoli:
- 2 lbs Fresh Broccoli
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- Preheat the Blackstone Grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F.)
- Cut the broccoli florets off the steam of the broccoli and then cut the florets into flat pieces.
- Place the butter on the grill and spread the butter out evenly on the grill. Then place the broccoli directly on the grill and season it with the salt and pepper.
- Cook the broccoli for 5-6 minutes per side until charred slightly. You can also use a burger press to press the broccoli closely to the grill to cook faster.
- Remove the broccoli and serve immediately while warm. Enjoy!
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