Monday, March 14, 2016

Italian Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
     When my kids were younger, I tried to disguise the veggies so that they would eat them. Fresh carrots were served with a side of ranch dressing and French-cut green beans often got a drizzle of Italian dressing to give them a new flavor. It helped tremendously.  
    One night when I was trying to come up with a side dish for dinner, I remembered this idea. So I put some broccoli in a steamer and gave it a drizzle of Italian. After a few minutes in the microwave, a toss to blend the flavors and a sprinkle of Parmesan, this turned out to be a perfect side.

Italian Broccoli with Parmesan Cheese
1 1/2- 2 cups broccoli florets
sprinkle of Kosher salt
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Place broccoli florets into a steamer and sprinkle with salt. Pour salad dressing over broccoli. 

Steam broccoli in microwave 4 minutes. Remove and keep covered, letting sit at least 3 minutes.

When ready to serve, slide broccoli into glass serving bowl. Top with Parmesan cheese and return to microwave for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is slightly melted and soft. Cover until ready to serve.

Makes enough for three side servings.  



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