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Baby Broccoli with Bacon

  • 1 lb baby broccoli florets (or 1 lb regular broccoli, cut into individual florets)
  • 3 strips thick-cut bacon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until lightly crispy. Remove bacon and set aside, leaving bacon grease in the pan.
  2. Add broccoli to pan. Sprinkle with salt. Using tongs, spread broccoli into an even layer (ideally a single layer). If the pan isn’t sizzling, increase your heat to medium-high.
  3. After about a minute, toss broccoli and let cook for another minute or two. When you see the color intensify, it’s almost go time.
  4. Get your lid ready. Add 1 Tbsp water to the pan and immediately cover with the lid. Let steam for 30 seconds or so (more, if the broccoli pieces are large).
  5. Check broccoli for doneness. If it’s easy to bite into (or pierce with a fork), but not yet mushy, they’re done.
  6. Remove from pan. Crumble or chop bacon into pieces and sprinkle over broccoli. Serve immediately.