Creamy Broccoli With Toasted Pecans

Makes: 4 servings at 71o each. Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cook: about 12 minutes.

Creamy Broccoli With Toasted Pecans
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 12 mins


  • 1 head broccoli (about 2 pounds), tough ends trimmed and stems peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Make It

1. Bring 6 cups water to boiling in large saucepan. Cut broccoli stems crosswise into coins; cut head into flowerets. Add broccoli flowerets, broccoli stem coins and 1 teaspoon salt to saucepan. Return to boiling; cook, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is tender, about 8 minutes. Drain in a colander.

2. Process broccoli in food processor until somewhat smooth, scraping down sides of work bowl as necessary. Add sour cream and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; puree until smooth.

3. Spoon broccoli mixture into microwave dish. Stir in cheese.

4. Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add pecans; toast until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Microwave broccoli mixture on high until heated throughout, about 1 minute.

6. Pour pecans with butter over broccoli. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 230, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 31, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 12, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 876, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.