Garlic Broccoli With Cranberries

"This takes only minutes to make and is a healthy, but yummy alternative to a side dish. Your kids will eat this any day over plain broccoli! This recipe uses dried cranberries and is just super! Sometimes I add cooked pasta for a filler, and I'll add 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken for a complete meal!"
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  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  • Add broccoli and cranberries, sauté 5 minutes or until broccoli is crisp and tender.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm or cold.
  • ***Add chicken and or pasta to make a meal.

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  1. WiGal
    Featured in my Book#237470. Originally reviewed on Mar. 15, 2008. DH and I loved the combination of flavors-the dried cranberries really compliment the broccoli. DH is crazy about broccoli so it is wonderful to have another broccoli recipe. It is fast and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand. I always like red and green together-(and I am not Italian). Thank you Melvin's Wife for another keeper:) I made for the Every Day Is A Holiday Tag.
  2. Quail2
    Nice variation yet easy!
  3. RedVinoGirl
    SUPER! Doubled the cranberries. Kids and adults loved this. I increased the gralic but followed as stated. Such a delicious pairing. The roasted garlic flavor mixed with the cranberries was incredible. My new go-to.
  4. Starrynews
    So easy and fast! The flavors worked so well, between the garlic, broccoli, and cranberries. I omitted the salt. It looked very pretty too! Thanks for sharing.
  5. Tys Kitchen
    Sorry, our family did care for this. The flavours didn't blend well together.


I started cooking just by helping my Mom out in the kitchen as a little girl. I preferred baking over cooking, as I loved getting all into measuring things and stirring. I always got to stir! However in the past 5 years I've been the one responsible for making nightly dinners. At first this consisted of the same 10 or so dishes in a constant rotation, but that quickly became boring and I remembered how much my Mom would complain when I was younger about how she always made the same things and she never knew what new dishes to try! Obviously 20 years ago, Zaar wasn't around! I still cook a lot of the same type of dishes my Mom cooked when we were younger and I try to incorporate as much fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs into my meals as possible. However Melvin's favorite food of all time is fried chicken so... I make sure he gets a fresh vegetable on the side! My favorite cook book is my staple cookbook which is the old red and white Better Homes Cook Book. My only pet peeve about cooking is bland food! <img src="">
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