Lightly Dressed Broccoli Recipe
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Lightly Dressed Broccoli Recipe

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To liven up ordinary broccoli, our Test Kitchen tops the tender spears with a special wine sauce. The light topping coats the broccoli nicely without being overpowering. Experiment by sampling the sauce on other vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 215 calories, 17g fat (11g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water and broccoli to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in 1/4 cup butter until onions are tender. Add wine or broth; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from the heat. Stir in cream and remaining butter.
  3. Drain broccoli and place in a serving bowl; drizzle with sauce. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Dressed-Up Broccoli in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p20

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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