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Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon

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Cheesy Broccoli with Bacon
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 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!
Updated Mar 1, 2016

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    For a festive holiday garnish, sprinkle diced pimientos over the broccoli.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 2g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 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
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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