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Monday, May 20, 2013

Cheesy "Pizza" Broccoli

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I have to say, this broccoli really did smell like pizza when I pulled it out of the oven! This is a feat in and of itself because it’s no secret that broccoli is one of the stinkier vegetables! If you’re playing the game of trying to convince your kids, or your husband, to eat vegetables, this is one sleeve you might want to have up your sleeve. In that case, I recommend going heavy on the cheese and perhaps lighter on the red pepper flakes.
I’m not one to confuse pizza with broccoli and you certainly aren’t going to fool your family, but hopefully the fact that it smells like pizza and tastes way more exciting than plain old broccoli is enough to have everyone at the table gobbling up their veggies! 

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Cheesy "Pizza" Broccoli
from the Relish cookbook

-1 head of broccoli
-2 tbsp olive oil
-6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
-1/2 to 1 tsp dried chile flakes
-1 tsp dried oregano
-juice of 1/2 lemon
-sea salt & freshly cracked pepper

1. Steam the broccoli until fork tender (I did this in the microwave). Drain.
2. Preheat the oven and place in a baking dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with cheese, chile flakes, and oregano. Broil for 2-3 minutes, until cheese browns. Squeeze lemon juice and season with salt and pepper just before serving.