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Quick Broccoli with Orange Sauce

As a busy working mother, I was looking for a good broccoli recipe that didn't take very long to make. This one, adapted from an old cookbook, can be whipped up in a hurry. I think you'll find it complements the rest of my favorite meal. -Edie DeSpain Logan, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounce each) frozen broccoli spears
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest


  • Cook broccoli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in cornstarch until smooth. Gradually stir in orange juice; add orange zest. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain broccoli; drizzle with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 138 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Carla
    Dec 3, 2018

    I used on frozen green beans instead of Broccoli because I didn't have broccoli. Very good; paired well with my Mongolian Beef over rice dinner. Just have to get past the calorie count:)

  • milosmommy
    Oct 30, 2011

    This was a nice way to make broccoli. I think it is hard to find something to pair this with as the orange flavor is very strong. It was easy and inexpensive.

  • Shawn Morgan
    Jan 8, 2011

    I did add a pinch of salt & pepper!

  • Shawn Morgan
    Jan 8, 2011

    Different! And a great way to use an orange!

  • blueciel
    Sep 9, 2009

    Great taste, easy to prepare, adds a nice added flavor to regularly prepared broccoli.