Broccolini with Herbed Cream Sauce and Pine Nuts
In a large skillet, cook broccolini, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 4 minutes. Add bell pepper. Cover and cook for 2 to 4 minutes more or until vegetables are just tender. Drain off water and cover to keep vegetables warm.Advertisement
Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, heat pine nuts over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove nuts from the pan and set aside. Cool pan for about 1 minute.
For sauce, coat the cooled skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low and add cheese. Cook and stir for 30 to 60 seconds or until cheese is softened (cheese may separate but whisking in milk will bring it back to a smooth consistency). Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until well combined and heated through.
Transfer broccolini and peppers to a serving platter. Drizzle with sauce and gently toss. Sprinkle with pine nuts and oregano.
Tip: If desired, substitute 1 1/4 pounds broccoli for the broccolini. Trim off broccoli stems and discard; cut broccoli into florets. Cook as directed above.
1 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1/2 medium-fat protein