Broccoli Purée with Garlic Brown Butter Recipe

Atkins Broccoli Purée with Garlic Brown Butter
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1 lb Broccoli Flower Clusters
  • 0 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter Stick
  • 2 clove Garlic
  • 4 Tbsp Cream, heavy, liquid
  • 1 fl oz Water
  • 0 1/4 cup, shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 0 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/8 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to food processor or blender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Minced the garlic and in the butter sauté until both are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cream and water; transfer to a food processor with the broccoli and purée. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve hot topped with shredded cheese. Try this flavorful purée as a nice change from mashed cauliflower or steamed broccoli.

Original recipe created for Atkins by Courtney Thorne-Smith.

Cooking Tip

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