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Skillet Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

A delightful vegetarian meal with broccoli, mushrooms and some crumbled blue cheese on top, a slice of bread on the side and you will not need anything more for dinner. Low-fat, low-calorie but high in taste.

I’ve made this dish quite a few times lately, I just like it so much, either as a meal on its own or as a side dish for chicken or fish. When eaten as a side dish I only make about half of it.

Without further ado (I am completely uninspired today) here is the recipe for one of my favorite broccoli dishes:

Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 450 g/ 1 lb broccoli
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 450 g/ 1 lb button mushrooms
  • 50 g/ 2 oz blue cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • crusty bread to serve


  1. Clean the broccoli, chop the stem into cubes and divide the florets.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to a boil. Add the broccoli stem cubes first. After one minute add the broccoli florets and boil for about 3 minutes, they should not get too soft. Drain and refresh under cold water. Let drain well.
  3. In the meantime clean the mushrooms by rubbing them well with some kitchen paper and halve the larger ones, if necessary.
  4. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan (I use my Lodge pan for this purpose). Cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes, until golden. Add the broccoli and mix well. Cook, covered, for about 3 minutes, stirring carefully a few times in between.
  5. Season generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper and scatter the crumbled cheese on top. Leave to stand for 1 or 2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt a little bit.
  6. Serve with some crusty bread as a main dish or with grilled or pan-fried chicken breast or fish as a side dish.

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Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Used microwave steamer broccoli florets cooked in microwave for 7 minutes & lemon juice because of no fresh lemons. Added a couple of handfuls of chopped walnuts for an extra protein punch. Baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. NEVER thought to combine broccoli and blue cheese, but this was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

So happy to hear it, Angel. Thank you for the feedback! :)


Saturday 6th of October 2018

Do you think this would go well with marinated chicken?

Also, do you think it would be nice without mushrooms or are the mushrooms mellowing down the blue cheese flavour? I just don’t have any mushrooms handy.


Saturday 6th of October 2018

Hi Hess. I am sure this would make a great side dish for chicken. Mushrooms are great, but of course you can leave them out, especially if you are serving chicken. If you are worried about the cheese flavor being too strong, start with less than required and add more to taste. I would probably use less cheese myself when leaving out the mushrooms, they make out half of the vegetables, so the cheese might be too much.

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Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

I love this combo too. Simple yet very tasty, Adina.

Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table

Friday 29th of January 2016

Broccoli is one of my favorite side dishes and I have been looking for new ways to jazz it up - this looks perfect! What a great combination of flavors :)

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Friday 29th of January 2016

I love blue cheese Adina. This is a great dish. I'd never have thought of this combination, but it looks mouthwatering!!! Pass me a fork!!!