Orange Broccoli Recipe
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Orange Broccoli Recipe

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My husband, Tommy, can be a picky eater, but he always enjoys this versatile side dish. Nearly effortless to fix, it's sure to please even finicky family members who aren't fond of the robust green veggie.—Tricia Moore, Somersworth, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 166 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In the same pan, combine the butter, orange juice, orange peel and salt; heat until butter is melted. Return the broccoli to the saucepan; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Broccoli in Country Woman March/April 2004, p39

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"Great different way to prepare broccoli"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"lacking in flavor"

Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"Sorry, but my family really didn't care for this recipe. We didn't think the orange flavor complemented the broccoli at all."

Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"This was very good. I used walnuts instead of almonds. I added 2 cloves of garlic."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Very good! I thought it might a real orange taste, but it was more sweet. I added 1/4 tsp ea. of garlic powder and seasoning salt"

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