For many reasons, broccoli is one of the best vegetables out there: it’s nutrient packed, affordable and easy to source year-round, and absolutely delicious when prepared well. Broccoli can also be cooked in a variety of ways. Whether simply roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper, or blended up into a creamy broccoli and cheese soup, broccoli is sure to be the star side dish at the dinner table.
Benefits of cooking vegetables in cast iron
We love to cook broccoli in a cast iron skillet because cast iron is excellent at retaining and distributing heat, so you can cook broccoli at whatever heat level suits your needs, from a gentle low-and-slow braise to a high-heat sear.