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Broccoli with Parmesan

Boiled broccoli is enlivened by shredded Parmesan cheese and a hint of butter.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2004


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper.
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan


  1. Cut stalks from broccoli; peel, and slice 1/4 inch thick on the diagonal. Separate tops into small florets. Cook stalks in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, 2 minutes. Add florets; boil until tender and bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

  2. In a large skillet, melt butter. Add broccoli stalks and florets; toss until coated. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan, and serve.

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