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Creamy Italian Broccoli

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Creamy Italian Broccoli is a delicious and low-carb side dish that can be made in only 25 minutes! It’s nut-free, gluten-free, and can easily be made vegetarian-friendly with one simple ingredient swap.



  • Freshly-cracked black pepper


  1. To a pan over medium heat, add avocado oil and heat until hot and glistening. Add broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices and cover pan with a lid. Cook for about 10 minutes, removing lid to stir occasionally.
  2. Reduce stovetop heat to medium-low and then, to pan, add heavy cream, chicken stock, and grated Parmesan. Stir all ingredients together until ingredients are well-combined. Cook, uncovered, until the sauce has slightly thickened, about an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Garnish with freshly-cracked black pepper and serve.

Recipe Notes:

How To Make This Recipe Vegetarian: Substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.

What To Pair With This: I would suggest serving this with baked chicken thighs.

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