Bacon-Scented Broccoli

Photo: Johnny Autry/Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr/Lindsey Lower

Bacon makes everything better! Crumbling a few pieces of the good stuff over this dish adds so much flavor while staying low on calories and fat.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 37
  • Fat: 1.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 164mg

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Place broccoli florets in a large saucepan of boiling water. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook until crisp. Remove bacon slices from pan with a slotted spoon; crumble. Add broccoli, bacon, pepper, and salt to bacon drippings in pan; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat broccoli.
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