If you’re wondering what to serve with your broccolini, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for broccolini.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with broccolini are main dishes like mini beef wellingtons, garlic shrimp soba noodles, teriyaki chicken, or pork marsala. You can also serve shakshuka, pumpkin ravioli, pistachio-crusted salmon, or kale salad. For vegetarian options, try tempeh, risotto, or honey sesame tofu.
Ready? let’s jump right in.
Mini beef wellington
Planning to cook dinner for someone special?
Beef wellington with a side of garlic parmesan broccolini is the perfect date-night meal.
The earthy broccolini works really well with the meaty beef (and a scoop of mashed potato).
Making a whole wellington roast can be intimidating, so why not try your hand at these individual beef wellington instead?
Baked chicken and rice
If you’re cooking for a crowd you won’t find anything easier than this one-pot chicken and rice bake.
It’s got proteins and carbs, and your broccolini will be the veg.
And because you cook the chicken and rice in the same dish, the rice will soak up all the delicious juicy drippings.
This recipe deserves a spot in your weekly meal rotation.
Garlic shrimp soba noodles
These garlic shrimp soba noodles, served with some roasted or sauteed broccolini, make for a deliciously light lunch.
The soba noodles are coated with a delectable sesame sauce and topped with juicy garlic-butter shrimp.
Simple and delightful.
Psst… this works really well with bang bang shrimp too. Or you can use chicken.
Kale and white bean salad
Broccolini is great in a salad, particularly a kale salad (like this one).
Both the vegetables have grassy undertones and they’re jam packed with nutrients.
The white beans add some substance to the salad, and the avocado with the tahini dressing adds some creaminess.
Pro tip: massage the dressing into the kale to help break down it’s tough texture.
Got the itch for takeout?
Resist the temptation – you can easily whip up a better-than-takeout teriyaki chicken in your own kitchen.
The key lies in packing the sauce to the brim with umami goodness.
Just like Carlsbad Cravings’ recipe does (and the whole thing will only take you 15 minutes).
Serve your teriyaki chicken over some white rice and sauteed broccolini for a deliciously balanced meal.
Make even regular dinners feel like an indulgent feast with this pork marsala.
If the thought of juicy, tender pork medallions drenched in a velvety mushroom sauce isn’t enough to get you drooling, I don’t know what will.
And as luxurious as this dish looks, would you believe it only takes 30 minutes to make this?
Enjoy this creamy pork marsala with a pop of green on the side from your broccolini.
Pumpkin cheese ravioli
Turn your sauteed broccolini into the ultimate fall comfort food by serving it alongside this pumpkin cheese ravioli.
The cherry on top of this dish is the sage butter sauce that’ll make you want to lick your plate clean.
You can make this dish with store-bought ravioli, but if you want to try making your own, check out Half Baked Harvest’s recipe.
Grilled flank steak
Take to your garden and grill up a storm with some flank steaks and broccolini.
It’s a simple pairing that’s both tasty and nourishing.
And while flank steak isn’t the most expensive cut of meat, a quick garlicky marinade will ensure it’s bursting with flavor.
If you want to try grilling flank steak, Sweet C’s has a fantastic, easy-to-follow recipe.
Crab cakes benedict
Serve your sauteed broccolini with this crab cakes benedict for the ultimate brunch meal.
Succulent crab cakes take the place of traditional English muffins in this twist on the classic eggs benedict.
Crab cakes benedict is a luxurious dish, so save it for special occasions.
Psst… any kind of fritters or fish cakes would work here.
Honey sesame tofu
This vegan-friendly dish features extra crispy tofu bites – no soggy tofu here, courtesy of the cornstarch and careful tofu prep.
Then crispy nuggets are then coated with a flavorsome honey garlic sauce.
The sweetness of the sauce will work really with the more earth flavors of the broccolini.
Bet you can’t wait to try this honey sesame tofu!
Elevate your humble broccolini by serving them with these fancy pan-seared scallops.
They’re served with a bright and smoky red pepper sauce, which is the ideal complement to mildly sweet scallops.
Everyone will think you’re a master chef with this recipe. It’s great for a starter, or for a light main meal when you’ve got a big dessert planned.
Want something quick and healthy for dinner?
Why not try this pistachio-crusted salmon with a side of sauteed broccolini?
The contrast between the crunchy pistachio crust and the tender, flaky salmon is simply exquisite.
And everything comes together in one sheet pan, you can even roast the broccolini on the same pan.
This pistachio-crusted baked salmon is restaurant-quality.
Butternut squash mushroom risotto
Craving some comfort food?
Try this butternut squash risotto.
It’s extra creamy, with a touch of sweetness from the squash, and some saltiness from the savory parmesan.
The mushrooms on top add an umami kick, and the broccolini will add a nice crisp (as long as you don’t overcook it).
This butternut squash mushroom risotto uses brown rice to make it healthier.
Tempeh in creamy mushroom sauce
This dish features marinated tempeh drenched in an unbelievably rich and creamy mushroom-coconut sauce.
With the savory and umami flavors packed into this dish, meat eaters might not even realise it’s entirely plant-based.
Serve this with sauteed broccolini so you can smother your greens with the flavorful sauce – YUM.
Head to Full of Plants for the detailed recipe.
Sausage and pesto flatbread
Feeling like pizza?
Skip ordering out and make this flatbread pizza instead.
This recipe features scrumptious toppings like fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, and sausage crumbles.
Add some sauteed broccolini to your toppings for a fresh, crunchy bite.
Everyone will be asking for second slices of this sausage and garlic pesto flatbread.
Shakshuka is a typical brunch dish featuring tomatoes, onions, and poached eggs.
But there’s nothing stopping you from having it for dinner.
It’s a vegetarian wonder loaded with delicious flavors courtesy of warm spices like paprika, cumin, and chili powder.
Serve this dish with some lemon broccolini on the side for a perfect paring.
Start your week off right with a hearty shakshuka.
Take inspiration from everyone’s favorite furniture store and whip up these Swedish meatballs.
Who can say no to these soft, juicy, gravy-covered morsels?
They’re flavorful and simple to make.
Swedish meatballs are typically served over mashed potatoes, but you can make it healthier with a side of roasted broccolini instead.
The best dishes to serve with broccolini
- Mini beef wellington
- Baked chicken and rice
- Garlic shrimp soba noodles
- Kale and white bean salad
- Teriyaki chicken
- Pork marsala
- Pumpkin cheese ravioli
- Grilled flank steak
- Crab cakes benedict
- Honey sesame tofu
- Pan-seared scallops
- Pistachio-crusted salmon
- Butternut squash mushroom risotto
- Tempeh in creamy mushroom sauce
- Sausage and pesto flatbread
- Swedish meatballs
What To Serve With Broccolini
- 1 portion broccolini
- Prepare your broccolini according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: mini beef wellington, baked chicken and rice, garlic shrimp soba noodles, kale and white bean salad, teriyaki chicken, pork marsala, pumpkin cheese ravioli, grilled flank steak, crab cakes benedict, honey sesame tofu, pan-seared scallops, pistachio-crusted salmon, butternut squash mushroom risotto, tempeh in creamy mushroom sauce, sausage and pesto flatbread, shakshuka, and Swedish meatballs.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!