Creamy Broccoli (Keto)

Broccoli cooked in a creamy garlic butter sauce and topped with cheese and bacon all in one pan! This flavorful creamy dish is a delicious keto side or a whole meal on its own! 
Keto Creamy BroccoliCreamy, garlicky and cheesy basically sums up my life. Over the past few months, I have been sharing my favorite keto recipes and this one is another DELICIOUS addition to my collection.

Because the broccoli is cooked in a garlic and creamy sauce, it tastes just like pasta and is great when you’re craving pasta!  It’s high in fat, low in carbs and will keep you full for a couple of hours. It makes a great side dish or a main dish thanks to the addition of bacon. It all comes together in one dish in just about 20 minutes. Keto Creamy Broccoli

To Make Keto Creamy Broccoli and Bacon

  • Broccoli Florets: fresh broccoli is preferred but frozen broccoli florets will also work.
  • Heavy cream: Can replace with light cream or half & half
  • Bacon: Adds protein and flavor to the dish. I like to use thick cut turkey bacon and sautee it in the same pan until crispy. Pre-cooked bacon or bacon crumbles will also work.
  • Cheese: I used a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan but you can use your favorite melting cheese! Cheddar, American, provolone, pepper jack or any melting cheese will work.
  • Garlic: Lots of it! I like to crush or mince the garlic to extract more flavor.
  • Seasoning: Salt and pepper are the only seasonings that are a must for this dish but if you want to go the extra step, i highly recommend adding garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and Italian seasoning if you’d like.

To cook: Simply sautee the broccoli and garlic until tender then adds the heavy cream, cheese, and cooked bacon and bake until bubbly and that’s pretty much it!! This dish can be served as a side or eaten as a main dish or snack.

Keto Creamy Broccoli

4.87 from 15 votes

Keto Creamy Broccoli with Bacon

Broccoli cooked in a creamy garlic butter sauce and topped with cheese and bacon. This flavorful creamy dish is a delicious keto side or a whole meal on its own! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, broccoli, cheese, keto, low-carb, parmesan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 341 kcal


  • 1/2 cup raw bacon (about 4-6 slices) chopped into small pieces (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream or light cream or half & half
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar, or your favorite melting cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese optional


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. In a large pan over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon for 2-3 minutes or until almost crispy.
  2. Remove bacon from pan and to the same pan, add the butter, garlic, broccoli, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and a dash of salt and pepper. Sautee for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the heavy cream, cheese, and cooked bacon.
  3. Transfer to preheated oven and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the broccoli is cooked to desired doneness. Serve as a side or eat as a main meal!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Keto Creamy Broccoli with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 286mg12%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 1605IU32%
Vitamin C 62.2mg75%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Keto Creamy Broccoli


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    I added cauliflower with it


    I made this for the fIrst time tonight. My kids do Not like broccoli, but this smelled and looked so good, that they all tried it. All 3 told me i had to make it again. Delicious!


      I’m so glad to hear that your children enjoyed the dish, Kadee!! <3


    This is delicious! I followed to an T BUT ALSO ADDED A BAG OF SHRIMP.

    Christina Livingston

    I tried this recipe today and it was phenomenal! Hands down the best way I have ever eaten broccoli! We are new to the keto plan and I stumbled across this recipe while looking for keto friendly side dishes. I’m so happy that something so yummy can be enjoyed while we’re on our new “diet”.


    This is the best broccoli recipe I’ve ever had. Thank you!
    I was getting bored with broccoli so thought I’d try and find a new recipe. I’m so glad I did!


    i love this recipe! so delicious with few ingredients and fast to make. i will be having the left overs for work lunch 🙂


    So easy to make and a new favorite at my house.