Plan Overs For Steamed Broccoli!! Upcycled Recipes Three Ways!

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We love broccoli in our house and I will often steam it or sauté it for supper.  Make sure to cook your broccoli until it is just al dente.  I have some recipes for uses of the left overs.  So here goes.

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Image courtesy of www.gentileproduce.com

Broccoli and Mushroom Soup

2 Tbsps of olive oil

1 large onion finely chopped

2 stalks of celery finely chopped

2 carrots finely chopped

1 clove of garlic minced fine

3 cups of sliced mushrooms

3 cups of steamed broccoli

6 cups good chicken or vegetable stock

2 mushroom stock cubes

1 tsp pepper

salt to taste

In a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat, cook onions, carrots and celery with olive oil until wilted.  Add mushrooms and garlic and cook 5 minutes more.  Add rest of ingredients and simmer on low for 15 minutes.  You can purée half of the soup and add it back to the pot or just leave it chunky.

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Image courtesy of www.tablefortwoblog.com

Broccoli and Chicken Casserole

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp butter

1 onion finely chopped

2 stalks of celery finely chopped

2 cups cooked chicken cubed

2 cups cooked broccoli florets

1  1/2 Tbsp of gluten-free flour

1 cup milk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 tsp curry powder

1 tsp black pepper

salt to taste

1/2 cup cheddar cheese

1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Oil a casserole pan, and place chicken and broccoli in it.  In a sauce pan, cook onion and celery with olive oil and butter over medium heat.  Once soft add gluten-free flour and stir until roux forms.  Add milk, mayonnaise, curry powder and seasonings.  Stir until sauce thickens.  Pour over chicken and broccoli and cover with cheese and bread crumbs.  Bake until bubbly and crumbs are golden brown and cheese is bubbly and melted.

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Image courtesy of www.allrecipes.com

Broccoli Salad

3 cups of steamed broccoli

1/4 red onion finely minced

1/2 cup slivered almonds or pine nuts

1/2 cup of raisins

6 slices of bacon sliced and cooked crisp

1/2 cup of mayonnaise

1 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsps of white wine vinegar

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and allow to sit for 10 minutes to let flavours combine before serving.

I hope you enjoy these recipes for upcycling left over broccoli.  Try them out and let me know what you think.  Cheers, Michele