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Bacon-Almond Broccoli Medley

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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


  • Place the broccoli in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • maritab
    Feb 25, 2013

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  • becca2468
    Mar 13, 2011

    This soooo good. There weren't any leftovers. I left out the almonds though , not a fan. Enjoy :)

  • lurky27
    Nov 30, 2010

    I don't know what I did wrong, but the broccoli turned out way too crunchy. The sauce is yummy, but my broccoli itself just didn't turn out right. I used fresh broccoli crowns, then chopped them into spears. Oh well!~ Theresa

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    Nov 12, 2010

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  • susney
    Nov 9, 2010

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