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JNJ300 SparkPoints: (19,356)
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10/29/13 4:30 P

Just add it to any soup - canned or homemade.

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,020
10/27/13 8:56 A

I steam frozen broccoli and add 1 tsp. of sesame seeds and 1-2 tbs. of Benocal. Easy!

Sesame seeds are high in nutrition. Sesame seeds and contain many valuable nutrients. It is said that a handful of sesame seeds contains more calcium than what a glass of milk contains.
The sesamolin and sesamin that these seeds contain helps lower and prevent high blood pressure and cholesterol. The Benocal has plant ligans that help cholesterol too!

MMCEVOY6 Posts: 9
9/29/13 5:05 P

If you make green shakes, put some of the frozen broccoli in there. It's actually pretty good!

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9/23/13 1:32 P

I'm actually making broccoli soup right now. Very easy and low calorie...maybe not the best.....

boil in small amount of water - carrot, celery, onion, boullion and garlic
at the very end, add the broccoli.
put all in the blender
add cheese - - parmesan, etc

one time I added brown rice to make it thicker - good but extra calories

9/20/13 8:25 P

I add it to any stir-fry I happen to be making at the time.

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MTEACHER03 Posts: 2
9/15/13 5:00 P

Go to this blog: Mandy Making a Mess in the Kitchen, there is a chicken, broccoli and pasta recipes, it is super tasty! It is one of my favorite things to make with broccoli and you can use frozen stuff!

MERLE641 Posts: 293
9/14/13 3:58 P

I recently made broccoli soup using a gordon ramsey recipe. I love broccoli so I thought it was great. Steam the broccoli and add a little salt to the water. when it's soft, put it in a blender with the leftover water and blend until smooth. You can add more salt and some pepper to taste if you like or other spices,but I like it just as it is. You can also steam additional florets to add to the soup and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

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9/7/13 11:06 A

This sounds really good. I love cheese and potatoes. Comfort foods. Is that alot calorie wise for dinner? I've just started Sparks recently.

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9/6/13 7:52 P

I eat broccoli from frozen quite often.

My two main methods would be (1) make homemade stir fry, using lean beef or chicken or turkey or shrimp, and after cooking the meat, add the broccoli, and any combination of veggies liked sliced carrots, diced white onions, diced green and/or colored bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, etc. Add some low-sodium soy or teriyaki sauce or some other sort of seasoning.

(2) Make a bean-veggie-meat stew/soup. Add a can of chili beans to the frozen broccoli, add some other veggies such as from the list above, add some cooked meat as from the list above, or add some peas and shelled sweet corn, etc. Add some diced tomatoes and some low-sodium V-8 juice. In other words, blend the broccoli in with veggies, beans, and meat.

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SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,686
9/5/13 8:52 P

one of my childhood favorites is spaghetti and broccoli

boil 1/2 box of spaghetti to box directions

in a fry pan, sauté as much garlic as you like in a bit of olive oil and a some butter.
once garlic is cooked, add the 2 boxes of broccoli

when the spaghetti is done, drain and place back in pasta pot.

add the broccoli mixture and still well

serve with parmesan cheese !!!!!!! YUMMMOOO

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 9/5/2013 (20:54)
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9/5/13 5:59 P

That Smashed Potato-and-Broccoli Casserole sounds delicious!

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9/5/13 8:10 A

This one is yummy!

Smashed Potato-and-Broccoli Casserole

Posted By: Donna1408
I made this last night as a side dish for roasted chicken and it got a thumbs-up from my family. I will definitely be making this again.

YIELD: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


2 pounds baking potatoes, halved
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (8-ounce) container fat-free sour cream
Cooking spray
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375°.

Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid. Return potatoes and liquid to pan; mash with a potato masher until slightly chunky.
Add chopped broccoli and next 6 ingredients (broccoli through sour cream) to pan, and stir well. Spoon potato mixture into an 11- x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; bake at 375° for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese; bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving
Calories: 292
Calories from fat: 17%
Fat: 5.6g
Saturated fat: 3.2g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.5g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
Protein: 14.9g
Carbohydrate: 45.5g
Fiber: 3.9g
Cholesterol: 19mg
Iron: 2.5mg
Sodium: 405mg
Calcium: 257mg
Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Living
Cooking Light AUGUST 1997

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9/5/13 8:08 A

This recipe is very good and easy to make. If your broccoli is whole, then thaw first and then chop.

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole


1 cup(s) dry instant long-grain white rice, uncooked
1/2 cup(s) onion(s), chopped
1/4 cup(s) 1% low-fat milk
4 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product, cubed
2 Tbsp Land O Lakes Stick Margarine, softened
20 oz cooked frozen chopped broccoli, thawed & drained
10 3/4 oz canned low-fat cream of mushroom soup, made with fat-free milk, undiluted

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and spoon into a 2-quart casserole.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Serves 4 – 1 cup servings

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 1999

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9/4/13 8:42 P

I quite frequently use frozen veggies in a variation of this:

I don't bother with wooden skewers or baggies - I just pan cook the chicken in the sauce ingredients and added in the veggies when the chicken is just about cooked.

I'd probably use some frozen broccoli along with some fresh chopped onion and red bell pepper to make up the veggies called for.

When I use pasta in this recipe - I use whole wheat or high fiber pasta. I sometimes mix it up and use penne, bows or other types of pasta.

Sometimes I leave the pasta out and add more types of veggies - or use more veggies and less pasta.

If I want to cut calories - I use a bit less peanut butter and a bit more chicken broth to replace it.

Edited by: NSPIXIE at: 9/4/2013 (20:48)
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9/4/13 6:57 P

Hi everyone: I have 2 boxes of frozen broccoli in my freezer - not a fan of frozen broccoli but our neighbor was moving - gave me different things from her freezer/fridge so I now have these 2 boxes. Any suggestions/recipes/ideas what to do with them. I won't eat it as is, I would like to incorporate it in something but I am not a great cook nor do I have the imagine to come up with anything. I LOVE fresh broccoli but frozen does not move me so the recipe would have to really cover up the broccoli.

I know I sound like a 2 year old, but I just prefer fresh over frozen. Thank U all - have a great night.

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