Broccoli & Cheese Skillet

I’m always looking for dinner shortcuts. The majority of those shortcuts involve innovative solutions from the grocery store and staples you most likely have in your pantry. This Broccoli & Cheese Skillet takes 10 minutes and the best part – you can totally get creative with it.

How to get creative with your Broccoli & Cheese Skillet:

This skillet uses 4 different types of cheeses and broccoli as the base. Sprinkle some bread crumbs on top of that and you are good to go with a nice little side dish for dinner. However, that is no fun! You might as well spice it up with some protein and make it a meal, right? Using pulled rotisserie chicken or bacon as a fun protein in it and my favorite thing to add – some Gnocchi!

Pro Tip: I only add Gnocchi because it holds it’s shape and it rather small. I would not use a spaghetti or Paparadelle noodle for this skillet – but you could use a macaroni or little shell.

I made this recipe over on IGTV – click here to watch how I made this dinner come together in all of 10 minutes. If you want to use bacon – you have got to order yourself an air fryer! Literally so easy to make bacon in!

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broccoli and cheese skillet

Broccoli & Cheese Skillet

  • Author: Abby Turner
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x


  • 1 12-ounce bag of Frozen Broccoli, cooked
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 6 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste (I use 1 teaspoon each)


  • 8 ounces pulled Rotisserie Chicken
  • 8 ounces Gnocchi, steamed/cooked


  1. Heat skillet on medium-high heat with 2 tbsp butter. 
  2. Place all steamed broccoli in the pan and mix until all florets are covered in butter.
  3. Add 4 kinds of cheese to the skillet.*
  4. Once the cheese has melted, mix in bacon, chicken, gnocchi, or whatever else you want to mix in.
  5. Enjoy while it’s hot! 


*You’ll notice in the IGTV that I like to flatten by cream cheese into a patty – I find it melts faster and more evenly that way. 

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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