Creamy Broccoli with Turkey Bacon Recipe

Venture away from the traditional green bean casserole and try this creamy broccoli instead or if you’re strict with tradition, serve them both!

November 2006

  • broccoli
    The cream cheese adds a rich creaminess to the broccoli and the turkey bacon enhances the flavor of the dish.
    Photo by GettyImages/ElenaFabbrili
  • broccoli

Yield: 8 servings

This recipe originally aired in the November 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.


  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 4 strips turkey bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels, roasted and salted


  1. Place broccoli, water and salt in a saucepan; cover.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  4. Place cream cheese and milk in another saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Cook and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  6. Stir in mustard and bacon; cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add broccoli; mix lightly.
  8. Spoon into a serving dish; sprinkle with sunflower kernels.
  9. Serve Immeditely

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