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Friday, February 20, 2009

recipe of the week: mom's broccoli and cream cheese sauce

here's something delicious my mom used to make. i don't love broccoli all by itself (unfortunately) but i do love it smothered in this! confession: i also love to eat this sauce all by itself, on a spoon. mmmm.... enjoy!

broccoli and cream cheese sauce

steamed broccoli

1 block 1/3 less fat cream cheese (or fat free if you prefer), softened
1/4 + 2 tablespoons low fat (or fat free) mayo
4 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
garlic salt to taste (lots if you're me)

mash softened cream cheese with a fork. add all other sauce ingredients and mix until combined and flavor is to your liking. put on top of steamed broccoli.

p.s. broccoli isn't always the cheapest vegetable, so wait for it to go on sale. no binge buying. :) i got broccoli florets (no bulky, heavy stems that run up your price) for 50 cents/lb this week. that would explain why i've eaten the above 3 times in the last 15 hours.


Priscilla said...

Mmm, this looks good. I absolutely LOVE cream cheese.

BrittWilk said...

me too! anything tastes better with cream cheese!

stacey said...

So I have some blanched broccoli hanging out in the freezer and I was planning on saving it for when baby Britt Wilkinson Hoopes makes her debut but I decided that I will use it tonight because I trust that this will be quite fabulous and worth it. What a steal you got on your broccoli! Good work, my deal-seeking friend!

P.S. Remember Erin & Tyler Burch? They are expecting twins this summer!

stacey said...

Just wanted to report that this was a complete success at our house. Jacob tried a little after I made it and kept wanting more. He takes after his Aunt Britt by eating off of a spoon! :) Thanks for sharing! Oh, and I didn't have any W sauce, as I used to call it when growing up, so I used about 1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce instead just for flavor and it worked well!

Super Angie said...

If you are not a fan of broccoli alone, you have got to try this recipe:

Amateur Gourmet calls it, "The best broccoli of your life. He's not kidding!!!! It's so amazingly good!

healthy cooking on a budget

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