Broccoli with Sauteed Onion and Smoked Bacon recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes

In this easy recipe, broccoli is tossed with sauteed onions, garlic, smoked bacon and a dash of Worcestershire sauce to create a flavourful side dish that really livens up a humble head of broccoli.


  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 1 large onion
  • 150g streaky smoked bacon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce or more to taste


  1. Chop the broccoli into florets, then finely dice the onion and mince the garlic cloves.

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil then drop in the broccoli. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until tender, then drain and rinse under cold running water.

  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions and bacon and fry together gently for around 10 minutes, adding the garlic after 5 minutes. Cook until the onions are soft and the bacon crisp.

  4. Add the broccoli, toss to coat in the oil then cook for a minute or two or until heated through. Season and then add the Worcestershire sauce to taste.

If you like, sprinkle with plenty of parmesan cheese before serving. Recipe serves 2-4 as a side dish.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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