Steamed Broccoli and Bacon

broccoli and bacon in a bowl

A simple side dish that comes together in 25 minutes or less. Steamed Broccoli and Bacon is one of my favorite low carb dishes.



4 slices of bacon, chopped coarsely

2 broccoli crowns, cut into same size florets




In a medium saucepan set to medium heat, place the chopped bacon. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring periodically for even cooking. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon when it gets to your level of doneness. Leave the grease in the pan.

Add the broccoli and stir to coat each floret. Let sit and cook for 3-5 minutes to give the broccoli some color, then cover with a lid. Steam for another 5 minutes to get tender-crisp broccoli or 8-10 minutes for soft broccoli.

Stir in the bacon and season with salt and pepper to taste.


I personally think this recipe is awesome, but I’ve added 2 cloves of garlic and 1 TB of butter before with good results.

Pro-tip: if you’re out of bacon, use any bacon grease you’ve been storing. Two heaping spoonfuls work well in this recipe.

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