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Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

Broccoli, yellow pepper and bacon bits combine in a sweet, buttery sauce for this colorful veggie side. Sliced almonds add nice crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli spears
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Place the broccoli in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute yellow pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Drain broccoli; place in a serving bowl. Add the pepper mixture, bacon and almonds; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 140 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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