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Broccoli With Orange Cream

I received the recipe for this broccoli side dish from a good friend in North Carolina. I like to use fresh thyme from my herb garden. The cream orange sauce is even better than hollandaise. —Kathy Samuelson of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  • Place broccoli in a steamer basket over 1 in. of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover and steam for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cream cheese, milk, thyme, salt and orange zest. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until blended. Stir in orange juice until combined. Place broccoli in a serving dish; top with orange cream and nuts.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 126 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 433mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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