Pecan Broccoli

Pecan Broccoli Recipe
Pecans contribute heart-healthy, unsaturated fat to this recipe. However, because broccoli is such a low-calorie food, the fat percentage for this recipe is slightly higher than others.

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Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 75
Caloriesfromfat 70 %
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 5.3 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 188 mg
Calcium 45 mg


1 (12-ounce) package fresh broccoli florets
1 tablespoon light butter
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Arrange broccoli in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge broccoli into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until melted. Add broccoli, pecans, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring gently, 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


November 2005
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