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Broccoli with Orange Sauce

If you like oranges, you'll enjoy this citrusy sauce I adopted when looking for more interesting way to serve broccoli. It's also nice as a dipping sauce for pork chops and chicken. —Estelle Hardin of Kanab, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli spears
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 medium navel orange, thinly sliced


  • Place broccoli and a small amount of water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and bouillon. Stir in water, orange juice and zest until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes until thickened.
  • Drain broccoli and place in a serving bowl. Garnish with orange slices and drizzle with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 54 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.

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  • mythyagain
    Dec 25, 2014

    I loved this side dish. I used the zest of one orange and then cut up two oranges to use in the dish itself.

  • joedebfry
    Nov 20, 2012

    The orange sauce is very good; we didn't like the sweetness with broccoli, though. I'll remember the sauce recipe to use over fruit.

  • Lphant
    Jul 21, 2011

    Thank you so much for this recipe, eating broccoli has never been so tasty!