Alfredo Broccoli & Bacon will be your new staple! You will love the creamy sauce and want to drizzle it on just about everything. The best part, you get to make it in one pan!
Alfredo Broccoli is seriously so good. This one-pan sauce is packed with some much darn flavor, similar to our creamy chicken and broccoli. Serve it with your favorite pasta or grain and call it a meal!
Make Alfredo Sauce From Scratch
Making quick Alfredo sauce from scratch is super easy and blows any jarred variety you can find out of the water. In a pan, combine heavy cream, parmesan, and garlic salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer, continuing to stir to create a smooth and even texture.
Looking for more details? Check out our Alfredo Sauce Recipe for a full-blown tutorial.
How to Cook Broccoli
- If using a full head of broccoli, chop it up into similar sized florets. This will help the broccoli cook more evenly in your pan.
- Using a colander, give your chopped broccoli a thorough rinse under cold water.
- Place broccoli directly into the simmering Alfredo, ensuring that the florets are as submerged as possible.
- Cover the pan tightly and let the broccoli steam in the sauce.
- Check if the broccoli is soft enough by poking it with a fork. You’ll want it to be just a touch firm as it will continue to cook in the hot sauce once you remove it from the heat.
Tips for Shortcuts
- Keep Broccoli Tender – Don’t overcook the broccoli in the sauce. As it sits in the warm alfredo sauce, it still continues to cook. You want to undercook it slightly or it will turn into much.
- Use Good Quality Parmesan – The majority of the flavor in the sauce comes from the Parmesan cheese. Get top quality cheese to ensure all that buttery and nutty flavor shines through.
- Save Time – Purchase precut broccoli and pre-cooked bacon from the grocery store when you’re in a pinch. It will save you so much time. You could also make our Air Fryer Bacon while you’re cooking your sauce. The bonus? It’s mess free.
- Alfredo Sauce – The sauce in this recipe is Legit with a capital “L”. It’s so delicious and we use it in so many other recipes.
- Add Fresh Garlic – Obsessed with garlic? Press in some fresh garlic right before you add the broccoli to simmer.
Store your leftover Alfredo sauce in a mason jar in the fridge. The cream doesn’t freeze too well, so be sure to only make as much as you can eat within about a week. To reheat, cook the sauce in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each and repeating the process until warmed through.
You could also reheat it in a sauce pan. Just be sure to keep it on low-heat and to stir continuously to prevent burning.
More Creamy Goodness
- Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo – Essentially the same recipe, but with some tasty mushrooms through in for all my fungi lovers out there.
- Alfredo Pasta – Toss your sauce with some fresh noodles for a classic treat. Don’t be afraid to add grilled chicken or shrimp to round it out!
- Chicken Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo – The two above recipes, combined into one filling dish.
- Creamy Shrimp Scampi – Love buttery and plump shrimp? This steakhouse go-to is a fraction of the price to make at home.
Recommended Tools for This Recipe
- Garlic Parsley Salt – This has to be my favorite seasoning. I restock it immediately once I run out. From potatoes to pasta, it’s unique flavor elevates so many dishes.
- Staub Pan – This is my go-to pan for just about everything. As you can see, I use it in just about every recipe.
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 tbsp garlic parsley salt
- 1 cup parmesan grated
- 16 oz broccoli
- 1 cup bacon crispy cut into small pieces
- In a deep skillet, bring heavy cream, parmesan, and garlic salt to a simmer. Continously stir to combine and create an even smooth sauce mixture.
- Add in broccoli and stir to cover it with the alfredo sauce. Let it cook for about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle it with crispy bacon pieces. Serve while the sauce it still warm. Enjoy!