Nutty Broccoli Recipe
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Nutty Broccoli Recipe

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Tender broccoli and crunchy pecans make this a side dish with lots of flavor in every bite. Try using different veggies such as frozen green beans or Brussels sprouts, thawed for the broccoli.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 284 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. Place broccoli in a large microwave-safe bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over broccoli. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Nutty Broccoli in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p7

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"This was really good... used mozzarella instead. Will make again."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"My family all enjoyed this- the pecans were a wonderful addition of texture. I had no Swiss on hand, so I used mozzarella cheese instead. Worked nicely!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"This has become a favorite "go-to" recipe whenever I'm looking for a quick and delicious side dish. It's in my keeper file."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"This was very easy to make and tasted good. I think it might try it with fresh broccoli next time and also I want to reduce or substitute something else for at least part of the butter. The butter tasted good, but I think it would have been almost as good with less butter."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2008

"I made this tonight but used fresh broccoli which I blanched and then proceeded with the recipe as written but substituted healthy spread margarine for part of the butter and reduced the amount. Every last bit was eaten. We will definitely have this again."

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