Roasted Broccoli & Bacon Alfredo



I am more than a little obsessed with roasted broccoli at the moment. It’s so easy to make and my whole family loves it, so I’ve been making it a few times a week. For this recipe, I decided to jazz it up a bit with crumbled bacon and a rich, creamy alfredo sauce. This might be my new favorite low carb side dish!

(38 votes, average: 3.89 out of 5)
Roasted Broccoli & Bacon Alfredo


  • 8 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, toss broccoli with oil, salt and pepper. Spread out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Roast 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how dark you like it.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low, add the cream, pepper, and salt and bring to just a simmer. Add Parmesan and continue to cook until thickened, about 3 or 4 minutes.
  4. Add broccoli and bacon to pot. Stir to combine.

Yield: 8

Cholesterol: 58mg

Food energy: 247 kcal

Total fat: 23.9g

Calories from fat: 215

Carbohydrate: 7.4g

Protein per serving: 7.39g

Total dietary fiber: 2.34g

Sodium per serving: 579mg

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4 years ago

This was fabulous & easy. I served it with steaks. My husband loved it too. It taste like a fancy steakhouse side dish.

Tamera Alexander
Tamera Alexander
6 years ago

SO delicious! Nice to have another way to fix such a good veggie!

7 years ago

Hi, this looks so good!, I’m trying to eat more veggies.

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