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Italian Broccoli with Peppers

This healthy side dish goes with just about anything. And for a satisfying meal, we like it over pasta or grilled chicken or turkey breasts. —Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium ripe tomato, cut into wedges and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook, uncovered, 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place broccoli in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute peppers in oil for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the broccoli, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes longer. Add the tomato; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 55 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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  • ms11145
    Apr 26, 2020

    Beautiful dish. I did NOT boil the broccoli as I didn't want to waste any nutrients. I lightly stir fried the red pepper and broccoli with red onions. Added spinach at the 30 seconds. Definitely a keeper.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Apr 22, 2020

    We had this delicious recipe tonight and loved it. I followed the directions except pared it down for the two of us. I used a green pepper instead of the red and yellow peppers. This is an easy as well as delicious side dish and we will be having it again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • manga
    Feb 28, 2015

    This is a good, healthy tasty dish.

  • marlowesmom
    Aug 17, 2012

    I had one small yellow squash, so I added it, and used the frozen broccoli on hand. Very good taste to this dish, even with the frozen broccoli. Complemented Parmesan breaded baked tilapia and white shoepeg corn well. I think anyone would enjoy this quick and easy side dish. Thanks for sharing.

  • Debinga
    Jul 11, 2012

    I made it just as is but added strips of lean pork. It was a wonderful meal.

  • Maureen W
    Jul 9, 2012

    We are trying to eat a little healthier and this is an excellent way to start. I have now shared this with my daughter and her family as I know they will also enjoy it.

  • sday5
    Jul 9, 2012

    I made this recipe as written. We really enjoyed the fresh flavors.

  • Marjade
    Jul 9, 2012

    No comment left

  • amiller08
    Feb 22, 2011

    Loved it !Pleasing to eyes and pallete!I didnt use cheese.I am making it again my whole family loved it ages 3 to 43