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Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Gobble up bits of broccoli covered with an easy cheese sauce and sprinkled with smoky bacon. 15-minute side!

Ingredients

1
pound fresh broccoli flowerets (about 6 cups)
2
tablespoons water
2
cups shredded Cheddar Jack and American cheese blend (8 ounces)
1/2
cup crumbled cooked bacon or toasted sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1 Place broccoli and water in rectangular microwavable dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High about 5 minutes or until hot and crisp-tender.
  • 2 Drain broccoli; return to dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle bacon over top.

Expert Tips

To assure a bright green color, be sure to not overcook the broccoli. Overcooked broccoli takes on an olive color. If using almonds instead of bacon, toast them quickly in the microwave. Place almonds and 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in 1- quart microwavable casserole. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until golden brown.

For a festive holiday garnish, sprinkle diced pimientos over the broccoli.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
171.5
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Cholesterol
34.4mg
12%
Sodium
347.6mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
4.4g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
0.7g
Protein
9.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
56.20%
56%
Calcium
23.90%
24%
Iron
2.70%
3%
Exchanges:
1 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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