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Broccoli Parmesan

Jessie Sarrazin of Livingston, Montana shares her oh-so-easy side dish that goes great with almost any entrée. Use less basil for a subtle flavor, and more for a stronger Italian taste.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium bunch broccoli (1-1/2 pounds), cut into spears
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring broccoli and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in basil and pepper. Drain broccoli and place in a serving bowl; add onion mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 61 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • astarzynski
    Jun 2, 2020

    Delicious side dish!

  • xlsalbums
    Oct 5, 2013

    Broccoli was tender and tasty!

  • Lawson & Andrea
    May 19, 2013

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  • gillettcookie
    Feb 17, 2013

    looking for something different to do with the fresh broccoli I had and this fits the bill. Kids not to happy with the onion, so I may 1/2 that next time I make it. I didn't have any Parmesan thawed out, so I used the swiss I had in the fridge. Overall a tasty recipe! Thanks!

  • jpolonkay
    Apr 25, 2011

    Great flavor! The combination of onion and garlic with the broccoli and basil was delicious! And so easy to make!!

  • ReneeC___NCalif
    Dec 2, 2010

    The timing on posting this recipe is just perfect.   Guess who's DH came home from Costco today with a 300# bag of broccoli!?  

  • Emma.James.13
    Dec 2, 2010

    I made this paired with the Italian Chicken Noodle Skillet (also on this site). It has a strong flavor, but we really enjoyed it. I doubled the amount of broccoli but kept the rest of the recipe at the amounts listed. Will make again as my husband loved it!

  • meerb98
    Aug 25, 2010

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  • hteresa
    Jan 24, 2009

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