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Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

This skillet bacon and broccoli recipe combines fresh broccoli and crispy bacon in a delicious dish that is a must make! Add this easy sauteed broccoli recipe to your weekly rotation.

Skillet Bacon and Broccoli Recipe

This great side dish is one of our family favorites that we love to pair with rotisserie chicken or beer can chicken for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The kids all love broccoli florets, thankfully, and I love that they are low carb and keto friendly!

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You can use a couple heads of broccoli or a bag of broccoli stems from Costco in this delicious recipe. We love the sweet broccoli from Costco because it’s usually super tender and delicious.

Grilling is one of our go-to methods of cooking and we often pair our grilled recipes with this skillet broccoli and sauteed mushrooms. It’s a killer combination with these smoked baby back ribs or bacon wrapped venison steaks.

Skillet Bacon and Broccoli Recipe

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Skillet Bacon and Broccoli Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups (24 oz) sweet broccoli stems, ends cut off
  • 2 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or bacon fat
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Process

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon:

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat. Remove bacon and chop (bacon grease may be used instead of olive oil or discarded).

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Process

2. Pour olive oil in the skillet.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Process

3. Heat on medium high, add broccoli and toss.

4. Cook on high for 2 minutes, turning the broccoli continually.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Process

5. Turn the heat down to medium, add broth and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli stems turn dark green.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Process

6. Remove from heat and add butter and salt.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

7. Top with chopped bacon and serve.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

This sautéed broccoli is best served immediately but leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

For best results, be sure to toss the broccoli often while cooking so that it doesn’t burn.

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

I love to change things up and play around with recipes in the kitchen. Here are some of the ways I mix up this broccoli side dish.

Substitutions and add ons:

  • We love to garnish this recipe with parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese sauce.
  • Top with a little bit of lemon juice or lemon zest.
  • Add red pepper flakes or nutritional yeast for a whole different flour.
  • Combine the leftover pan drippings with flour and cream to create a cream sauce.
  • Toss with minced garlic or serve with a whole head of roast garlic.
  • Drizzle with roasted garlic aioli or Alabama white sauce.
Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

More sides we love:

Skillet Broccoli & Bacon Recipe

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Skillet Bacon and Broccoli Recipe

Skillet Broccoli and Bacon Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This skillet bacon and broccoli recipe combines fresh broccoli and crispy bacon in a delicious dish that is a must make! Add this easy sauteed broccoli recipe to your weekly rotation.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (24 oz) sweet broccoli stems, ends cut off
  • 2 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or bacon fat
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt

Instructions

1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat. Remove bacon (bacon grease may be used instead of olive oil or discarded).

2. Pour olive oil in the skillet.

3. Heat on medium high, add broccoli and toss.

4. Cook on high for 2 minutes, turning the broccoli continually.

5. Turn the heat down to medium, add broth and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the broccoli stems turn dark green.

6. Remove from heat and add butter and salt.

7. Top with chopped bacon and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 316mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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