Cheesy Broccoli

Cheesy Broccoli

Gobble up bits of broccoli covered with an easy cheese sauce and sprinkled with smoky bacon. 15-minute side!

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pound fresh broccoli flowerets (about 6 cups)
tablespoons water
cups shredded Cheddar Jack and American cheese blend (8 ounces)
cup crumbled cooked bacon or toasted sliced almonds
  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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success Hint
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.
Special Touch
For a festive holiday garnish, sprinkle diced pimientos over the broccoli.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.