Hello friends! We’re super excited about sharing this grilled broccoli recipe because it was a surprise hit!

Grilled Broccoli Recipe or BBQ Broccoli Recipe with Cheddar Cheese on a grill

Grilled Broccoli Recipe

After a week of testing and filming Summer grilling recipes we went through our mental list of new veggies to grill. We absolutely love broccoli but didn’t think it would grill well and so broccoli wasn’t on our original list. Since we had a bunch of broccoli heads already in the fridge we decided to just give it a try. If it didn’t work out we thought that we could salvage it by finishing it off in the oven. But wow we didn’t have to go that far because this grilled broccoli recipe was a hit! Our whole team devoured the platter and were all super surprised at how delicious snd easy it was to make this grilled broccoli recipe broccoli recipe on the grill.

Watch us making this delicious grilled broccoli and cheese recipe!

Loaded with Flavor

Wow the charred, crispy edges of the marinated broccoli was addicting and one of the most deli food vegetable dishes we’ve ever had. The flavorful garlic marinade and the edges of the bbq broccoli were fabulous. We invited one of our taste testers to try it and he was super pleased with everything about this grilled broccoli. The cheese on top added the perfect creamy texture and flavor. You guys this truly is going to be one of your favorite snd easy grilled vegetable dishes for Summer. Add this bbq broccoli as a side dish to your favorite ribs, brisket or grilled chicken. Kids will LOVE this and so will the big kids too (adults). So give it a try and let us know what you think. We’re totally obsessed about Summer grilled broccoli with cheese now.

Grilled Broccoli Recipe on a baking sheet pan


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Grilled Garlic Broccoli with Cheese

When slicing the head of broccoli, try to have as much stem included as possible. The stem is what holds them into “slabs” or one large slice. You’ll definitely have some random small broken pieces, but hopefully you’ll have at least several slices that are whole “slabs or steaks”. 
We tested 2 methods: Blanching then Grilling - Grilling w/o Blanching. Everyone preferred the former, but if you like a firmer broccoli, then grilling without blanching is great way to go.
Grill Baskets - Some days we just don't want to bother with carefully managing every single slab of broccoli. Throw them all into a grill basket and grill from there. Easy-peasy.
5 from 4 votes


  • 1 pound (454 g) broccoli , cut into thick slices
  • 1/4 cup (56 ml) oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dried thyme (or herbs of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) lemon pepper seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt , or to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 cup (57 g) grated cheddar cheese
  • optional , lemon wedges for serving


  • *Optional - see head note: In large pot of boiling water, quickly blanche the cut broccoli for about 1 minute. Drain the broccoli and rinse with cold water to keep the broccoli from cooking further. Blot broccoli with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high to high heat. Scrape the grill grates to make sure they are clean.
  • In bowl, combine oil, Worcestershire sauce, dried herbs, lemon pepper/seasoning salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk ingredients together. Brush the marinade on both all sides of the broccoli slices. Sprinkle salt and pepper to top of broccoli to taste.
  • Gently place marinated broccoli on grill. Cook the broccoli for about 2-4 minutes each side, or until nicely charred with crispy edges.
  • Lay broccoli on platter and sprinkle with cheese while the broccoli is still hot so cheese can melt. Sprinkle with parsley enjoy!


Nutrition Information

Calories: 228kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 440mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 850IU, Vitamin C: 102.2mg, Calcium: 164mg, Iron: 1.5mg

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