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Broccoli Parmesan Recipe

Broccoli Parmesan Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broccoli and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 101027
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"Broccoli was tender and tasty!"

gillettcookie User ID: 3422974 112978
Reviewed 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!"

[email protected] User ID: 1049921 206068
Reviewed 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 User ID: 106192 81355
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5584316 100857
Reviewed 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!"

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