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Quick Broccoli with Lemon Sauce Recipe

Quick Broccoli with Lemon Sauce Recipe

"Enjoy this refreshing, delicious alternative to traditional cheese and brocolli. The lemon sauce is great over cauliflower, too!" Barbara Frasier, Fyffe, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh broccoli spears
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel


  • 1. Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, heat broth and butter until butter is melted. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • 3. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in lemon juice and peel. Drain broccoli; serve with sauce. Yield: 10 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup broccoli with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 76 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.