5 cups of fresh broccoli
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 oz cream cheese softened
⅓ cup chicken broth
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1½ cups cheddar cheese
1 tsp Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
¼ cup bacon crumbles
¼ cup freshly shredded parmesan (optional for garnish)
1/2 cup chopped onion (optional)
Chop and wash fresh broccoli. (I cut mine into bigger pieces.)
Steam or boil until desired tenderness then drain and set aside.
In a skillet add all other ingredients except bacon crumbles and whisk until combined.
Cook on low/medium heat for approximately 5-7 minutes until sauce thickens, whisking continuously.
Add broccoli to cheese sauce and stir to combine.
Top with bacon crumbles. Optional: Add another 1/4 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese on top.
Optional: Place oven safe skillet in a 400-degree oven to crisp bacon crumbles.