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Skillet Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

by Adina 27/01/2016 20 comments

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:

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Broccoli and Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

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Serves: 4

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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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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20 comments

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 27/01/2016 - 12:05

Broccoli mushroom is one of my favorite combos in the whole wide world, but never thought of adding blue cheese to it. Sounds and looks super intriguing. I need to give it a go ASAP! Thanks for this awesome share! πŸ™‚

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Adina 27/01/2016 - 19:00

Glad to have you back again, Anu. I hope you try this. πŸ™‚

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Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 27/01/2016 - 22:07

I love vegetarian main dishes! Broccoli and mushrooms is a great combo, and I can only imagine how great melted blue cheese tastes with them! Delicious!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:14

Thank you, Melanie.

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Meghan | Fox and Briar 27/01/2016 - 23:45

I’ve never really combined broccoli and mushrooms but this sounds like a delicious combo!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:13

They are a really good match, Meghan. πŸ™‚

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Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop 28/01/2016 - 03:01

I love the crumbled blue cheese on this dish! Sounds like a perfect side dish to me!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:13

Thank you, Kate. We had it with salmon last week and it was great.

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mjskit 28/01/2016 - 03:44

What a great meatless main idea! The blue cheese was a surprise and I love it as a little protein to an already delicious dish!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:09

The blue cheese really fits to this dish, I liked every crumble of it.

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 28/01/2016 - 15:51

The hubs and I eat broccoli daily as a snack (we are weird, I know), but ours is never as fancy as this!! Loving the broccoli, mushroom and blue cheese combo! I could, and will, totally eat this as a meal! Cheers, dear!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:08

Need to eat more vegetables as snack, you give me a bad conscience. Do you cook it a bit or eat it raw?

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Marvellina @ What To Cook Today 29/01/2016 - 05:44

My kids love broccoli, I just have to try this !!

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Adina 29/01/2016 - 08:05

That is not something that I hear often, that kids love broccoli. Lucky you! πŸ™‚

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Denise Browning 29/01/2016 - 14:23

A comforting and delicious meatless dish… I could eat it all by myself.

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allie @ Through Her Looking Glass 29/01/2016 - 14:52

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!!!

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Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table 29/01/2016 - 16:30

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 πŸ™‚

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[email protected]'s Recipes 02/02/2016 - 06:37

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

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Hess 06/10/2018 - 07:43

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.

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Adina 06/10/2018 - 10:41

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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