Broccoli with Bell Pepper, a Side Dish for Fresh or Frozen Broccoli

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Heather says:

As we head into winter, using seasonal vegetables can become much more difficult. Frozen broccoli and other vegetables are a great way to keep variety in your menu. However, there are only so many times you can serve plain, steamed broccoli before the troops rebel. The garlic and butter add flavor and the red bell pepper brings a splash of color to this easy recipe. The red bell pepper in this dish can easily be substituted with roasted bell pepper, the kind you find near the condiments. While they won’t be crisp, you can also use frozen bell peppers.

Make life easy and use this printable grocery list.

Broccoli with Bell Pepper Broccoli with Bell Pepper

  • 1 lb frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 bell pepper (1/2 cup – 1 cup frozen, diced bell pepper)
  • salt / pepper to taste

Steam or microwave the frozen broccoli according the package directions.

While the broccoli steams, heat the pan, melt the butter over medium low heat and cook the garlic just until it starts to look golden. Add the bell pepper and heat through.

Broccoli with Bell Pepper Recipe Add the steamed broccoli to the pan, toss (or stir) to coat with the garlic butter.

Broccoli with Bell Pepper Side Dish

Season with salt and pepper and serve. Or if the main dish isn’t ready, cover and set aside.


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