Savory Broccoli Spears Recipe
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Savory Broccoli Spears Recipe

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Cooking broccoli in broth and soy sauce gives spark to an otherwise ordinary vegetable. The toasted almonds add a pleasant crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 70 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 212 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute almonds in butter until golden brown. Remove; set aside. Add remaining ingredients to skillet. Cover; cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Savory Broccoli Spears in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2001

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Made this broccoli recipe last night and it was a huge hit with my boys and husband. My husband doesn't normally eat broccoli, but he loved this dish. Will make again!!!"

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