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Fibrous, tough broccoli stalks aren’t exactly the centerpiece of most dishes, but if you cook them properly, they can actually be pretty delicious.

Here are eight ways to use broccoli stems and stretch your grocery bill.

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BROCCOLI STEMS WITH GARLIC AND ANCHOVIES

Rustic, hearty and the perfect excuse for carbs.

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LEMON CAPER BROCCOLI SLAW SALAD

Grated broccoli stalks + carrots + Greek yogurt = instant picnic side dish.

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PAN-FRIED BROCCOLI STEMS

A tasty alternative to French fries.

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SPAGHETTI WITH BROCCOLI CREAM PESTO

See ya, basil. It’s been real.

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BROCCOLI AND COMTÉ FRITTATA

Breakfast is served…and it’s awesome.

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VEGETABLE STOCK

While you’re at it, throw in those herb stems and leek trimmings you were about to toss.

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BROCCOLI STEM NOODLES WITH SESAME GINGER DRESSING

Dust off the spiralizer--it’s worth it.

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SAUTÉED BROCCOLI WITH FLORET VINAIGRETTE

Now aren’t you glad you didn’t throw these cute little guys out?

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