One Skillet Cheesy Bacon Broccoli (Keto Friendly)
Updated: Aug 30
In an attempt to impress my husband with a steakhouse-quality home datenight meal, I made a cheesy broccoli side dish for the books. I came across a seasoning combination I had never tried before: red pepper flakes and garlic. It sounded like a good pairing, so I went with it because I desired something new and flavorful. The result was a dish so tasty, I made it again, and again, and again. Gone are the days of boring broccoli.
4 heaping cups broccoli (see note on using frozen)
3/4 cup cooked bacon -divided (I use pre-cooked crumbles)
2 Tbsp butter
5 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese -divided
Melt butter and add all seasonings to oven-safe skillet.
Sautee broccoli in butter/seasoning mix for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
Add heavy cream and melt 1/2 cup mozarella cheese and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to form sauce.
Stir in 1/2 cup bacon crumbles.
Top with additional 1/4 cup bacon and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes, or until broccoli is desired level of doneness.
Carefully remove skillet from oven and portion out your flavor-loaded side dish.
You can use frozen broccoli, just know you will need to add 5-10 minutes to the baking time.
To make a spicier dish, up the red pepper flakes to 1 tsp.
This recipe is keto friendly!
Normally, my kids won't eat broccoli. Two out of my three kids devour this recipe, which is a very good batting average. This is incredibly easy to make. (And even easier to clean up after with just one pan!) I highly encourage you to take your broccoli to the next level.