Italian Broccoli with Peppers Recipe
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Italian Broccoli with Peppers Recipe

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This healthy side dish goes with just about anything. And for a satisfying meal, we like it over pasta or grilled chicken or turkey breasts. —Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, cut into wedges and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook, uncovered, 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place broccoli in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, saute peppers in oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the broccoli, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Add the tomato; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Broccoli with Peppers in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p21

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manga 221648
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is a good, healthy tasty dish."

marlowesmom 161166
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I had one small yellow squash, so I added it, and used the frozen broccoli on hand. Very good taste to this dish, even with the frozen broccoli. Complemented Parmesan breaded baked tilapia and white shoepeg corn well. I think anyone would enjoy this quick and easy side dish. Thanks for sharing."

Debinga 161164
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"I made it just as is but added strips of lean pork. It was a wonderful meal."

Maureen W 207649
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"We are trying to eat a little healthier and this is an excellent way to start. I have now shared this with my daughter and her family as I know they will also enjoy it."

sday5 62306
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"I made this recipe as written. We really enjoyed the fresh flavors."

amiller08 67630
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"Loved it !Pleasing to eyes and pallete!I didnt use cheese.I am making it again my whole family loved it ages 3 to 43"

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