Broccoli With Orange Cream Recipe
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Broccoli With Orange Cream Recipe

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I received the recipe for this broccoli side dish from a good friend in North Carolina. I like to use fresh thyme from my herb garden. The cream orange sauce is even better than hollandaise. —Kathy Samuelson of Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 126 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place broccoli in a steamer basket over 1 in. of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover and steam for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cream cheese, milk, thyme, salt and orange peel. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until blended. Stir in orange juice until combined. Place broccoli in a serving dish; top with orange cream and nuts. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli With Orange Cream in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p27

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