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Broccoli Parmesan

 Broccoli Parmesan
Jessie Sarrazin of Livingston, Montana shares her oh-so-easy side dish that goes great with almost any entrée. Use less basil for a subtle flavor, and more for a stronger Italian taste.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bunch broccoli (1-1/2 pounds), cut into spears
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring broccoli and broth to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until
  • tender. Stir in basil and pepper. Drain broccoli and place in a
  • serving bowl; add onion mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 61 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.