Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley Recipe
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Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley Recipe

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Broccoli, yellow pepper and bacon bits combine in a sweet, buttery sauce for this colorful veggie side. Sliced almonds add nice crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli spears
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 140 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable 1/2 starch


  1. Place the broccoli in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute yellow pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Drain broccoli; place in a serving bowl. Add the pepper mixture, bacon and almonds; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p49

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"This soooo good. There weren't any leftovers. I left out the almonds though , not a fan. Enjoy :)"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I don't know what I did wrong, but the broccoli turned out way too crunchy. The sauce is yummy, but my broccoli itself just didn't turn out right. I used fresh broccoli crowns, then chopped them into spears. Oh well!

~ Theresa"

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