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Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Bake

Cheesy Ranch Broccoli Bake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 10

Fresh broccoli meets a cheesy ranch sauce in this colorful side dish that’ll have everyone going for seconds. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

10
cups fresh small broccoli florets
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1/4
cup water
1
container (8 oz) cream cheese spread, softened
1/2
cup milk
1
package (1 oz) ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
15
coarsely broken Ritz™ crackers
1
tablespoon butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large (at least 4-quart) microwavable glass bowl, mix broccoli, bell pepper and water; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High 4 to 5 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes, until broccoli is bright in color and hot; drain. Return broccoli and bell pepper to bowl.
  • 3
    Place cream cheese spread and milk in medium microwavable glass bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 1 minute; use whisk to blend (mixture will have a few small lumps).
  • 4
    Stir dressing mix into cream cheese mixture; mix well. Add cheese; stir to combine. Pour cheese mixture over broccoli and bell pepper; toss to coat. Spread in baking dish.
  • 5
    In small bowl, toss crackers with melted butter. Sprinkle over broccoli.
  • 6
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • If desired, a 4-oz jar of diced pimientos, drained, can be used in place of the red bell pepper. Add pimientos into the ranch mixture with the Cheddar cheese.
  • Depending on the grocery store, broccoli can be purchased as stalks or crowns. Broccoli crowns are the tops of the broccoli stalks trimmed just under the broccoli head. Broccoli crowns give more florets per pound and create less waste but are often more expensive than the broccoli stalks. Always purchase broccoli with bright green color, compact clusters of florets and firm stems. Avoid broccoli with yellow flowers.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
4g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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