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Deluxe Broccoli and Cheese

Incorporating broccoli into your diet can yield a plethora of health benefits. This cruciferous vegetable is packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins C and K, folate, fiber, and antioxidants. Consuming broccoli can aid in boosting the immune system, promoting healthy digestion, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. Its high fiber content contributes to satiety and may support weight management goals by helping to control appetite and regulate blood sugar levels.

Ingredients

  • 12oz of Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 strips of Bacon
  • ¼ cup Diced Bell Pepper
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
  • ½ TSP of Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Basil, Dry

Cooking Instructions

  • Chop up bacon, place in a saucepan, and cook on medium high heat until fat has been rendered and bits have become crispy.
  • Chop up bell pepper, when bacon is complete, drain fat, add peppers, add seasoning, and sauté together for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add cream and allow it to come to a light boil. Chop up broccoli, place florets in a bag and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • When cream/bacon/seasoning are at a boil, add ½ cup of cheese and stir until cheese has melted and mixed with cream.
  • Place steamed broccoli in an oven safe dish and pour cheese sauce over top first, then add rest of cheese over top next.
  • Place dish in oven on boil until top layer of cheese melts (can microwave as well).
  • Serve and enjoy!