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Creamy Broccoli and Cheese with Bacon - Cheesy broccoli and crispy bacon baked in a creamy, deliciously flavorful cheese sauce!
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Creamy Broccoli and Cheese with Bacon

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cheesy broccoli and crispy bacon baked in a creamy, deliciously flavorful cheese sauce!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 311

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 large carrots , thinly sliced
  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese , divided
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Place broccoli florets and carrots in a large saucepan with 1-inch water; bring to a boil and cover; continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain.
  • Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet; add bacon and cook for 3 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Add broccoli and carrots to the skillet and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce by combining half & half, dijon mustard, half of the parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl; mix until well combined.
  • Remove skillet from heat.


  • Pour prepared cream sauce over the broccoli and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bubbly and top is golden brown.


  • Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes.
 
  • Serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 7
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Broccoli and Cheese with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 560mg23%
Potassium 685mg20%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 137mg166%
Calcium 308mg31%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: bacon, cheesy broccoli, side dish recipes