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, 1/2 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 User ID: 4211076 221648
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is a good, healthy tasty dish."

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 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 User ID: 5894508 161164
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

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

Maureen W User ID: 3281331 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 User ID: 169441 62306
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

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

amiller08 User ID: 5572209 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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