Loaded Broccoli Bake

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I was hankering for a side dish that would really hit the spot today after I made some lovely pork rind and Parmesan breaded pork chops for dinner. Broccoli sounded great, so I decided to play around and see what I could some up with. As you can tell by the photo, the results were amazing.

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I decided that bacon was non negotiable for this side dish since I happened to have some premade bacon on hand.

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This dish is simple to make and I used frozen baby broccoli to make it even easier. You’re welcome to use fresh broccoli if you wish as well.

Loaded Broccoli Bake

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Loaded Broccoli Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets, cooked
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 T chopped onion
  • 5 slices cooked crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 T butter
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. In large sauce pan, add butter, onion and red pepper. Cook until onions are light  brown and translucent and peppers are soft.
  2. Add in cream, milk, salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic and bring to a light boil.
  3. Add in shredded cheese and whisk quickly over medium heat until a thick, cheesy sauce forms.
  4. Place broccoli into a greased baking dish and sprinkle in had the cooked bacon evenly throughout.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and make sure it is mixed well.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and extra shredded cheese, if desired.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 or until hot and bubbly throughout. Serve immediately.

Notes

Makes 5 servings. 5g of carbs (3g net carbs) per serving.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.

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