Broccoli & Peppers In Browned Butter
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Broccoli & Peppers In Browned Butter

Broccoli and peppers in nutty-flavored browned butter and balsamic vinegar give this colorful dish an appealing flavor.

15 min
25 min


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped shallots or onion

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

7 cups broccoli florets

1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly and watching closely, 4-6 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden brown. (Butter will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat; stir in shallots, garlic and vinegar. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place all remaining ingredients except water and sesame seed in 12-inch deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add water; reduce heat to medium. Cover; continue cooking 4-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisply tender. Remove from heat.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir browned butter mixture into broccoli. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seed, if desired.

Tip #1

Toasted sesame seeds can be found in the ethnic (Asian) aisle of the supermarket. To toast your own, place seeds in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F, 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.


9Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
360Sodium (mg)
6Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  December 01, 2009

I thought for a vegetable dish this one was a bit involved. I didn't think that the recipe had any sort of "nutty" flavor from the browned butter, a product that I have worked with in the past. In the future I would skip this and opt for a simpler stir fry.

— says Crystal
  April 05, 2009

This dish was wonderful, very flavorful, my family really enjoyed the taste of the browned butter.

— says Tonya
  November 11, 2008

Looks beautiful among all the bland-looking dishes usually served on Thanksgiving, and more important, tastes wonderful too. The butter-and-balsamic combo is knockout!

— says Helen
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