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Charred Broccoli with Sriracha-Cheese Sauce

Charred Broccoli with Sriracha Cheese Dipping Sauce Recipe
Yield: 4 Servings (11 oz.)

Yield: 4 Servings (11 oz.)

A broccoli-packed appetizer—or side dish—that's loaded with vibrant colors and flavor. It's also quick to prepare and tastes every bit as good as it looks.

Ingredient Weight Measure
Simplot Simple Goodness™: Broccoli Florets, IQF 12/2lb 32 oz. 1 bag
Garlic, fresh, minced .6 oz. 1 Tbsp.
Red pepper flakes .4 oz. 2 Tbsp.
Salt as needed
Black pepper, course 1 tsp.
Bacon, raw, double-smoked and peppered, 1/4-inch dice 1 lb.
Queso cheese sauce 8 fl. oz. 1 cup
Sriracha 1.2 fl. oz. 2 Tbsp.
Sesame seeds, toasted as garnish
Preparation Instructions:
Step 1
Thaw broccoli and hold chilled.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 500˚F.
Step 3
Place thawed broccoli in a medium bowl. Top with garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Toss lightly until well coated. Place broccoli on a sheet tray and bake for 15-20 minutes or until char starts to develop. Remove from oven, keep warm.
Step 4
In a sauté pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from pan, drain and reserve.
Step 5
Heat queso cheese sauce according to package instructions. Add sriracha and stir to combine. Keep warm.
Step 6
To serve; place charred broccoli on serving dish and top with cheese sauce, bacon and sesame seeds.
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