Italian Broccoli With Bacon

"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."
Italian Broccoli With Bacon created by kzbhansen
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  • 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


  • Steam fresh broccoli, or microwave frozen or fresh bagged broccoli according to package directions.
  • Drain any excess liquid and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in nonstick skillet until done.
  • Remove from skillet and crumble.
  • Wipe most of the excess grease from the skillet.
  • Saute onions and mushrooms in skillet until tender.
  • Add broccoli to skillet.
  • Stir in salad dressing.
  • Add crumbled bacon.
  • Serve immediately.
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  1. 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!
  2. Kittencalrecipezazz
    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:)
  3. AshK5246
    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
  4. Dreamgoddess
    This broccoli was a huge hit with the family. We all love Italian dressing and it gave a great flavor to the broccoli. Easy to make. Made for ZWTIII
  5. Susie D
    This was different and an enjoyable side dish. I served this with recipe #231084. The colors were nice and I liked the onions & mushrooms. I probably could live without the bacon if I was trying to reduce the fat content. I will make this again. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Made for Zingo ZWT 3.

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