Monday, January 21, 2013

Bacon Broccoli

This is my new favorite side dish.  I suggest doubling it so you have enough as everyone finishes this dish first and goes for seconds.  Dairy-free if you leave off the dusting of parmesan at the end.

Bacon Broccoli

1 bundle of broccoli crowns, cut into smaller florets (or buy bag of pre-cut broccoli florets)
3-4 slices of bacon, sliced into 1/2" pieces
2 Tablespoons raw pine nuts
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Pepper & fresh parmesan for seasoning at the end (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a large baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.

In a bowl combine broccoli florets, pine nuts, and bacon pieces, adding in garlic salt evenly.  Pour over with olive oil and combine with hands to make sure all the broccoli gets some olive oil.

Pour broccoli mixture onto baking sheet and spread out evenly as the bacon will have a tendency to stick together.

Bake for 40 minutes until broccoli looks roasted and bacon is cooked crispy, removing broccoli from oven to stir and flip every 10 minutes (or else you will burn the dish).

Season with optional pepper and a dash of freshly grated parmesan.


  1. This was so delicious and super easy. Broccoli never tasted so good.

  2. This recipe rocked!! I also made a batch in which I substituted brussels sprouts in place of the broccoli.

  3. This recipe rocked!! It's a great way to fix broccoli and get the kids to eat it!! I also substituted brussels sprouts in the place of broccoli for another way to utilize the recipe.

  4. Totally delicious but it sure shrinks up to nothing. Two of us polished this off with no trouble. If you're cooking for more than 2, definitely double it!

  5. Great combination of flavours...the texture of the baked broccoli wasn't a hit with the family so I modified it to a stir fry mix - that went well!! Thanks Anna!

  6. The final cooked texture of the broccoli wasn't a hit with the family so I modified it to stir fry - great combination of flavours, they went down a hit. Thanks Anna

  7. SHUT UP... I don't even LIKE broccoli and this was amazing! High five!