Italian Broccoli With Bacon

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by ColCadsMom

My family loves broccoli, but it seems most of my recipes call for cheese or a heavy sauce. I threw this together last night for a lighter dish that is still full of flavor. If you have fresh broccoli in a microwave safe bag, it makes this dish even quicker! A 12 oz. bag of broccoli microwaves in just 4 minutes.

Top Review by Kendra

This was very, very good. I didn't have any mushrooms so I omitted them, but I'll bet it's even better with them. This was so easy to make and I guarantee that I'll be making it over and over again! I'm thinking it might be good with a bit of Parmesan cheese grated over the top. Thanks so much for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb broccoli floret (16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli florets or 12 oz. microwave safe bag of fresh broccoli may be substitu)
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 14 cup onion, chopped
  • 14 cup fresh mushrooms, diced
  • 14 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing


  1. Steam fresh broccoli, or microwave frozen or fresh bagged broccoli according to package directions.
  2. Drain any excess liquid and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in nonstick skillet until done.
  4. Remove from skillet and crumble.
  5. Wipe most of the excess grease from the skillet.
  6. Saute onions and mushrooms in skillet until tender.
  7. Add broccoli to skillet.
  8. Stir in salad dressing.
  9. Add crumbled bacon.
  10. Serve immediately.

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