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Orange Broccoli

My husband, Tommy, can be a picky eater, but he always enjoys this versatile side dish. Nearly effortless to fix, it's sure to please even finicky family members who aren't fond of the robust green veggie.—Tricia Moore, Somersworth, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds


  • Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add broccoli. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, combine the butter, orange juice, orange zest and salt; heat until butter is melted. Return the broccoli to the saucepan; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 166 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 334mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • jesboc
    Jul 23, 2013

    Great different way to prepare broccoli

  • blester
    Mar 25, 2013

    No comment left

  • pkjillian
    Nov 14, 2012

    lacking in flavor

  • bereitbach
    May 20, 2011

    Sorry, but my family really didn't care for this recipe. We didn't think the orange flavor complemented the broccoli at all.

  • char04
    May 16, 2010

    This was very good. I used walnuts instead of almonds. I added 2 cloves of garlic.

  • sunflwerchick
    Feb 9, 2010

    Very good! I thought it might a real orange taste, but it was more sweet. I added 1/4 tsp ea. of garlic powder and seasoning salt