Bacon Cheddar Broccoli

There's not a whole lot to this dish, but it's so good and so low carb wonderful.  Awesome boyfriend loves it.  It's one of my go to side dishes especially if we are having a single meat dish for the main course like steak or grilled chicken.

So cheesy.  
1 head of broccoli
1/2 C real bacon bits
1 C shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat.  Add a dash of salt to the water while it is warming.  
  3. While water is warming, chop broccoli into bite size pieces.  One head of broccoli should yield about 2 cups after you discard the stalks. 
  4. Add broccoli to water and cook for about 4 minutes.  Don't let the broccoli get mushy because it will cook a little further when you put it in the oven.  
  5. After broccoli is cooked, drain in a colander and pat dry with a paper towel.  Transfer broccoli to an oven safe container.  I love to use my Pyrex bowls for this.  
  6. Top broccoli with shredded cheese and bacon bits.  If you wish, you can use more or less of these ingredients to adjust for your tastes.  
  7. Add dish to oven and cook long enough to melt cheese and warm bacon.  This should be about 5 or 10 minutes.  
  8. Serve with ranch dressing or hot sauce if desired.  
When broccoli turns a bright green color, it is almost done.  

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