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

Creamy Broccoli and Cheese with Bacon

Katerina | Diethood
Cheesy broccoli and crispy bacon baked in a creamy, deliciously flavorful cheese sauce!
Servings : 6 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 5 mins
Total Time 45 mins

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

Calories: 311 kcal | Carbohydrates: 15 g | Protein: 15 g | Fat: 21 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Cholesterol: 48 mg | Sodium: 560 mg | Potassium: 685 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 5250 IU | Vitamin C: 137 mg | Calcium: 308 mg | Iron: 1.5 mg | Net Carbs: 11 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheesy broccoli, side dish recipes