How To Make Creamy Garlic Parmesan Broccoli and Bacon
Broccoli and bacon creates a flavorful combination of smoky and earthy taste. Add in Parmesan cheese and garlic for a creamy garlic Parmesan broccoli dish.
Fry the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak up some of the oil. Set aside.
Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons for added flavour. In the same pan, melt the butter, add the onion and cook until transparent, while scraping up any browned bits leftover from the bacon.
Add the broccoli and season with salt and pepper and cook while stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes, or until just turning vibrant in colour.
Add in the garlic and stir it through the broccoli for 30 seconds, until fragrant. Pour in the cream, reduce heat down to low and let simmer for about 3 to 4 while stirring occasionally, or until the sauce thickens to your liking
Add the bacon and give everything a good mix to combine all of the flavours together. Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Broil until cheese is bubbling and golden, and broccoli is done.
Season with a little extra pepper, if desired, before serving. You can also sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, thyme or rosemary.
- For tender-crisp broccoli, simmer it in the cream sauce for 3 minutes before broiling in the oven. Remember, the longer you cook it, the softer it gets.
- For softer broccoli, simmer for at least 5 to 6 minutes in the sauce before broiling. You can also cover with a lid for a minute or two to ensure softer broccoli pieces.
- Calories: 364.55kcal
- Fat: 33.15g
- Saturated Fat: 17.34g
- Trans Fat: 0.15g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 11.23g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.58g
- Carbohydrates: 8.05g
- Fiber: 0.44g
- Sugar: 2.59g
- Protein: 10.51g
- Cholesterol: 92.15mg
- Sodium: 397.23mg
- Calcium: 182.34mg
- Potassium: 338.42mg
- Iron: 0.83mg
- Vitamin A: 278.86µg
- Vitamin C: 54.89mg
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