Italian Broccoli With Bacon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Kendra* March 09, 2009

delicious, I would have never though to add Italian dressing to warm broccoli, I also added in a tablespoon of fresh garlic when I sauteed the onion, and also increased the ingredients slightly, thanks for sharing hon we enjoyed this dish!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz November 19, 2007

This is just a wonderful and easy recipe to make. My whole family not only enjoyed it, but has asked me to make it again. I used center cut bacon to reduce fat. Yum! Reviewed for ZWT3

AshK July 08, 2007

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