'In Clayton, Ontario, Bryan Forster needs only four ingredients to turn ordinary broccoli into a dressed-up side dish. The garlic in the broiled crumb topping really comes through.

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
7 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place broccoli and a small amount of water in a microwave-and broiler-safe 1-1/2-qt. dish. Cover and microwave on high until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes; drain. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over broccoli. Broil for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.

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This recipe was tested with an 850-watt microwave.

Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with margarine) equals 45 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 5.5g; fat 2.4g; cholesterol 5.6mg; sodium 69.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (38)

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
I added a little more melted butter and some lemon pepper seasoning. Really yummy. NO leftovers. I totally ate my weight in broccoli tonight and the kids inhaled their portions. Read More
(46)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2010
Great side dish! I tossed the broccoli with a little olive oil, a dash of salt and cracked black pepper along with the garlic. I then mixed up the bread crumbs (italian style), parmesan cheese and melted butter until it formed crumbs and then sprinkled that over the broccoli. It stuck better due to the olive oil. I put it under the broiler and watched it closely until it browned. If you like this side dish you'll like "Baked Garlic Green Beans" from this site. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2011
I don't know how I missed this recipe until now. Had I known about it, and how good it was, I would have made it a long time ago. Of all the ways to prepare broccoli and give it a little style, this is certainly one of the best. I prepared the recipe as directed, using good quality Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, although I did drizzle some melted butter over the broccoli before topping it with the crumbs. Watch cooking time carefully! It only took a few minutes to cook the broccoli to crisp-tender and, depending on where your broiler rack is set, considerably less than 4-5 minutes to brown the crumbs. Hubs and I were both very impressed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
I love this recipe. I always follow it exactly as written! This is a quick and yummy way to make broccoli. My husband and toddler both agree! YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2006
This recipe is a keeper! I added 1 tablespoon of fresh grated lemon zest into the topping. I do wonder if the topping would be less dry if I used olive oil? Due to health reasons, we were forced to use light butter. Either way, this certainly is a tasty and quick way to "dress up" your basic broccoli. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
These are a favorite way to make broccoli now. I don't cook ahead of time, I roast with a little olive oil and top with the parm and just a tablespoon of bread crumbs. I even do these on the grill in a disposible pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2007
I skipped the steaming and just tossed everything together and roasted in the oven at about 425 for a half hour or so. I used olive oil, not butter, and next time will add some lemon zest as other reviewers suggested. Very tasty! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2011
I'm going to say that this is average. Not bad but not exceptional either. I've never cared for broccoli prepared in the microwave so perhaps if I'd steamed as usual I may have a different opinion, & slighty sautee the garlic in the butter prior to mixing w/ bread crumbs...but as written I'm sticking with 3-star average. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2007
This was ok. Nothing was wrong with it, but I like plain broccoli better. It was just broccoli with some crispy garlicy topping. Wait, as I type that, it sounds awesome again. I'm not sure why we didn't like this more. My husband suggested it needed more butter so it would stick better to the broccoli. It mostly just fell off. I was thinking it might be better to saute the garlic first so it's not such a sharp garlic taste. I don't know, the idea is good, but the execution just didn't turn out right for me. Thanks anyway! Read More
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