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Spicy Smashed Broccoli

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Indulge in the sensational flavors of our Spicy Smashed Broccoli recipe, crafted in the Gourmet Done Skinny style! Elevate your taste buds as we take perfectly steamed broccoli to the next level using Casa M Texas Twister. For this month’s recipe I wanted something super easy and healthy and this side dish is it! This mouthwatering dish is a fusion of bold Tex-Mex spices and the irresistible crunch from air frying. This Smashed Broccoli is a guilt-free gourmet delight that’s big on flavor and light on calories. Spice up your mealtime with this easy-to-make treat – your taste buds will thank you!

spice bottle in a basket with plants

Casa M’s Texas Twister Spice is all you need!! You won’t believe how easy it is to make this! And you won’t believe how addicting this broccoli really is! Who knew broccoli could be so good? I love the fried bits of garlic in the broccoli!

How to make Spicy Smashed Broccoli in pictures:

water being poured into Instant pot full of broccoli


To make this super easy I steam the broccoli first in an Instant Pot (but you can also boil water, place broccoli in steamer basket and steam it for about 3 minutes).


Place broccoli florets in the Instant Pot in a basket or piled high on a rack, add 1 cup of water. Pressure cook on high 0 minutes – yes 0 minutes. After button pops up, and right before it turns to 0, release steam immediately.

hand holding glass smashing broccoli

Use a large glass and smash down broccoli – flattening each floret.

olive oil spray over broccoli on a baking sheet

Drizzle/spray with oil.

hand holding spice, broccoli on a pan

Sprinkle Casa M Texas Twister over top. That’s all you need! I don’t even use salt. The spices are absolutely perfect!

broccoli on parchment paper with spice and cheese

Sprinkle grated Parmesan over all.

smashed broccoli in the air fryer

Air fry at 400° for about 10-11 minutes until cheese has melted and broccoli is crispy. You could also bake these for about 12 minutes, flipping over at the halfway mark.

smashed broccoli on a plate

Bet you can’t just eat one! This Smashed Broccoli is so addictive!

spice bottle next to smashed broccoli on a plate

Spicy Smashed Broccoli

Discover a flavor-packed twist on broccoli with our Spicy Smashed Broccoli recipe! 🌶️✨ Using Casa M Texas Twister, we've turned up the heat on perfectly steamed broccoli, then added a crispy finish in the air fryer. This easy-to-make, Skinny-approved dish is a delightful blend of Tex-Mex flair and guilt-free goodness. Spice up your side dishes with this tasty creation!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Instant Pot time to come to pressure 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4-8 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon Casa M Texas Twister or Chain Reaction
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or use olive oil sprayer for best results
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • kosher salt to taste if desired

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°. (Or you can also use an oven – but not as crispy)
  • To make this super easy I steam the broccoli first in an Instant Pot (but you can also boil water, place broccoli in steamer basket and steam it for about 3 minutes).
  • To use the Instant Pot – place broccoli florets in the Instant Pot in a basket or piled high on a rack, add 1 cup of water. Pressure cook on high 0 minutes – yes 0 minutes. After button pops up, and right before it turns to 0, release steam immediately – otherwise broccoli will overcook.
  • Place broccoli on air fryer basket. I like to use the air fryer parchment sheets but you don't have to. Use a large glass and smash down broccoli – flattening each floret. Drizzle/spray with oil, sprinkle Casa M Texas Twister over top, sprinkle grated Parmesan over all. Air fry for about 10-11 minutes until cheese has melted. You could also bake these for about 12 minutes, flipping over at the halfway mark.

Notes

Casa M has graciously given my readers a code they can use all year on any spice blend! Here it is:
15OFFGDS is good for 15% off any blend 
on their website: https://casamspice.com/
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Other great easy Casa M Recipes:

meatballs in a black bowl with spices in background

Gourmet Healthy Chicken Meatballs – These are also made with Casa M’s Texas Twister Spice! So yummy! And you can make them ahead and freeze for later!

Chain Reaction Spice, soup, green onions

The Best Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup – This is probably my favorite Casa M recipe that I have created and definitely my favorite soup even over my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. I absolutely love this recipe!

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