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Quick Broccoli with Orange Sauce Recipe

Quick Broccoli with Orange Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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 peel


  • 1. 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 peel. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain broccoli; drizzle with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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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milosmommy User ID: 3662215 52397
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1893759 205947
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I did add a pinch of salt & pepper!"

Shawn Morgan User ID: 1893759 109052
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"Different! And a great way to use an orange!"

blueciel User ID: 4300912 53712
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

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

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