This Spicy Cheesy Broccoli Recipe is the perfect easy side dish for those busy nights. When you’re rushing around and on the go, you still need to eat your vegetables and create a balanced meal! Kids and adults alike will love this Firecracker Broccoli with Cheese paired with Tombstone Pizza Cheesy Broccoli is a side dish the entire family will ask for again and again.
Spicy Cheesy Broccoli Recipe
Spicy Cheesy Broccoli is the type of side dish that makes an impact on a meal! This broccoli has just the right amount of spice, cheese, and good old fashioned greens, which makes it great for pairing with some of your favorite dishes, like Tombstone Pizza,.
Every meal needs a great side dish recipe. Like Bonnie and Clyde, every main dish needs its match. This Spicy Cheesy Broccoli is the type of side dish recipe we make again and again. It goes with anything and everything, and tastes great when paired with Tombstone 5 Cheese Pizza. It’s got a nice kick, but not too much where kids (like Henry, who is 1.5 years old) can’t enjoy it. Is Cheesy Firecracker Broccoli the perfect side dish recipe?
Creating a Balanced Dinner with Healthy Side Dishes
Research shows that Americans are only meeting the MyPlate guidelines for vegetables, fruit, proteins, dairy, and grains SEVEN days out of 365. That is INSANE and something that is so easy to fix. Pairing a frozen Tombstone Pizza with a recipe like this Spicy Cheesy Broccoli is such an easy way to get your greens while enjoying a delicious and stress free meal the whole family will love. Throw in some apple slices or other favorite fruit and you’ve got all the key players on your plate for a balanced meal.
Don’t hesitate to use the help of a frozen foods when preparing a meal for your family – I certainly don’t! Many frozen foods have similar calories to an average homemade recipe and typically have greater nutritional benefits than eating out or hitting the drive through on your way home.
You also don’t have to give up foods you love (LIKE PIZZA!) to create a balanced meal, which is why I’ve partnered with Tombstone Pizza to show you just how easy pairing your favorite foods with fresh side dishes for a well-rounded meal can be. It’s all about adding in the right pairings and keeping everything in moderation. Tombstone Pizza is great because it is made with 100% real cheese and has an irresistible crispy crust!
How to Make Cheesy Broccoli that’s Spicy
Roasted veggies are my GO-TO healthy side dish when things get busy. I love that this Spicy Broccoli with Cheese can be made in the oven right alongside your pizza! Here’s how to make it.
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Chop a 2 heads of broccoli into florets and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sweet chili sauce, sriracha (optional), and lime juice.
- Add your broccoli in in batches, coating completely in the sauce, and then transfer to a baking sheet and lie in a single layer.
- Season generously with salt and pepper to taste. (for extra kick, add some red pepper flakes!)
- Sprinkle with shredded pepper jack cheese.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until charred and cooked to tender.
What ingredients are in the Firecracker Broccoli Sauce?
- Olive Oil
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Lime Juice
- Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Can this Firecracker Sauce be served with other vegetables?
YES! This easy and spicy firecracker broccoli sauce is delicious with used the same way with other veggies! We love to toss in cauliflower, carrots, or even green beans! It’s also amazing when used as a dipping sauce for chicken or as a sauce for wings. YUM!
What other side dishes do you love to pair with simple meals?
We have so many favorite side dishes on The Cookie Rookie, and we aim to keep things as simple as possible when feeding your family. Here are some of our favorite side dish recipe ideas.
- Baked Sweet Potato Chips
- Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
- Lemon Butter Asparagus
- 15 Minute Mac and Cheese
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Baked Butternut Squash
- Green Goddess Pasta Salad
- Smashed Potatoes
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Can you make this Cheesy Roasted Broccoli not spicy?
This Spicy Cheesy Broccoli Recipe is the ultimate side dish to serve alongside any easy meal, especially a delicious hot and ready frozen pizza. You can bake it right along your favorite Tombstone pizza and be at the dinner table in under 25 minutes. That’s my kind of meal! We also have this Roasted Broccoli Recipe you might love!
This Spicy Cheesy Broccoli Recipe is the ultimate side dish to serve alongside any easy meal, especially a delicious hot and ready frozen pizza. You can bake it right along your favorite Tombstone Pizza and be at the dinner table in under 25 minutes. That’s my kind of meal!
See the recipe card for full details on how to make Cheesy Broccoli (Firecracker Broccoli with Cheese). Enjoy!