Smoked Broccoli

Want to add some smoked broccoli to add to your spare ribs or brisket? Even my meat-loving family can’t deny a juicy smoked floret.

I’ve made this a bit of a staple to my cookouts now because it’s so easy to do and I like having adding extra veggies to the meal.

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli is full of fiber and nutrients like Vitamin K and vitamin C and like most vegetables can be thrown in with your meat into the smoker. 

Most people are worried about throwing their veggies into the smoker because they’re afraid the veggies will either wilt or shrivel up, but if you follow this recipe with the temperatures I’ve tried, you’ll end up with juicy, crispy and delicious smoked broccoli.

How to Prepare the Broccoli

Give the broccoli a good wash. Then go ahead and cut bite sized peices off the brocolli, as if they’re the size of small brown mushrooms.

Just make sure that whatever size you’re cutting that they’re all the same, because you want the florets to cook evenly. 

If they’re uneven, you’ll have some florets that are harder than others and it’s never a good experience. 

 If you want to keep the stemp on the broccoli and cook them in large pieces you can, but just make sure they’re all large, so they cook evenly!

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How to Smoke Broccoli

To smoke your broccoli always use a tray or small foil boat to hold the broccoli in the smoker.

Don’t just throw the broccoli on the pellets without a tray because the florets might end up at the bottom of your smoker and using a tray makes it easier to transport your broccoli in that way. 

Of course if you are working with larger pieces you might not need the tray, I’d recommend using a cooling tray to hoist them up on. 

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What Temperature to Smoke Broccoli At

The best temperature to smoke broccoli at is 225°F.

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 How Long to Smoke Smoked Broccoli

I like to let my broccoli smoke for 45 minutes to 1 hour so they turn out nice and crispy, but if you want them less crispy and more on the softer side, take them out earlier. 

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What to Serve With Smoked Broccoli

Healthy hearty broccoli shouldn’t be eaten alone. As a side dish, I like to serve it with a range of mains. Some of those are:

Florentine Kiesh

Smoked Lamb Chops or Fore Quarter Chops and Cos Lettuce Salad

Smoked Spare Ribs with a Maple Glaze

Devilled Sausages with Creamy Mash Potato

Smoked Honey Soy Chicken 

Mayonaise Dip

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How to Store Leftover Smoked Broccoli

Place it in a container and store it in the fridge. It should last between 3 to 5 days. 

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Best Wood Chips for Smoked Broccoli

I generally like to add my veggies in half way through when my meat has been cooking in the smoker.

Usually I’ll have already used either one or a combination of hickory, apple, maple, cedar or pecan to go with my meat.

There’s no need to use different wood chips because these are fruity and sweet wood chips and they will complement the broccoli well.

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What You’ll Need to Cook Smoked Broccoli

Broccoli Florets
Olive or Avocado Oil
Kosher Salt

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Recipe for Smoke Broccoli 

Step 1: Set Smoker Temperature to 225°F

 Pile your chosen wood chips into your smoker and set your smoker to 225°F.

 Step 2: Prepare Your Broccoli

Give your broccoli a good wash and cut them into florets, or bite-size pieces. Throw them into a bowl and mix with oil and salt. 

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Step 3: Put Them Into the Smoker

Place the broccoli onto a sheet pan and place the sheet pan onto the smoker grill and close the lid. You can also make a small boat out of foil and throw your broccoli into that as a tray. 

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Step 4: Smoke Away!

Let them smoke for 45-60 minutes or until they have reached your desired doneness. Remove and serve immediately.

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How Do I Know When My Smoked Broccoli Is Done?

You’ll know when your broccoli is done when it’s lightly charcoaled on some of the ends of the vegetable and if you take a stick and poke it should be tender and soft of the inside.

The color will also be a slightly darker green than when raw. 

It also just depends how you like your veggies, some people prefer them close to raw for that crunch, but having them in the smoker will make some of the ends crunchy and if you’ve had them in the smoker for a good hour, the inside will turn out soft and tender. 

Looking for More Vegetable Recipes?

Smoking veggies gives them a whole new flavor, I have listed some of my other favorite vegetable recipes below

Smoked Carrots With Brown Butter Sauce

Smoky Zucchini

Smoked Pineapple

Smoked Asapagus on a Pellet Grill

Smoked Broccoli

Smoked Brussel Sprouts

Looking for more healthy recipe for your smoker, I have dozens here.

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5 from 2 votes

Smoked Broccoli

Follow this super simple smoked broccoli recipe and have an extra nutritious dish side on the table.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • 1 Pellet smoker

Ingredients

  • 6 cups broccoli florets
  • olive or avocado oil
  • kosher salt

Instructions

Step 1: Set Smoker Temperature to 225°F

  • Pile your chosen wood chips into your smoker and set your smoker to 225°F.

Step 2: Prepare Your Broccoli

  • Give your broccoli a good wash and cut them into florets, or bite-size pieces. Throw them into a bowl and mix with oil and salt.

Step 3: Put Them Into the Smoker

  • Place the broccoli onto a sheet pan and place the sheet pan onto the smoker grill and close the lid. You can also make a small boat out of foil and throw your broccoli into that as a tray.

Step 4: Smoke Away!

  • Let them smoke for 45-60 minutes or until they have reached your desired doneness. Remove and serve immediately.

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

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2 thoughts on “Smoked Broccoli”

  1. 5 stars
    Tried this out and it was a hit with both the BBQ and veggie fans! I made sure that the broccoli was well-doused with oil and just did a sprinkle of kosher salt.
    I have an electric smoker with an apple wood preference.

    1. 5 stars
      Hiya Greg!
      So glad to hear you enjoyed it!!! I have only tried it with cherry wood, I give it a go with apple wood 🙂 What else did you have with the smoked broccoli?

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