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

4.94 from 45 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! 
Prep5 minutes
Cook15 minutes
Total20 minutes
Servings 4 people



  • Pre-heat oven to 400F. In a large pan over medium-high heat, cook chopped bacon for 2-3 minutes or until almost crispy.
  • 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.
  • 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!



Serving: 1cup, Calories: 341kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 282mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1605IU, Vitamin C: 62.2mg, Calcium: 221mg, Iron: 0.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, broccoli, cheese, keto, low-carb, parmesan
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  1. I made this for first time, added mushrooms and carrots too…
    Loved it, next time I’ll add more cheese and less paprika.
    Just starting my keto journey.
    Forgot how fine crunchy broccoli 🥦 is.
    Thank you.

  2. Delicious is right, simple tasty recipe. Can’t stop making it!

  3. Made it for the first time. My fiancé and I both thought it was delicious. 5⭐️

  4. Absolutely delicious and enjoyed by everyone including one very picky eater who reckoned he could live on just that,praise indeed. Thank you,thank you ,thank you. It was indeed delicious.

  5. 🔥STOP!🔥
    Just make this!
    As a Foodie, this will be used when l entertain!
    So GOOD!
    Thank you!

  6. This sauce is amazing. I will be making it alone and using it as a topping for a variety of meats and fish. Wonderful depth of flavor.

  7. SOOO good! Struggling to find good keto recipes for my husband. This is a keeper!

  8. I was looking for some awesome recipes for my keto program and I LOVE 💕 this one! Cheesy broccoli and bacon delicious 😋

  9. Layla! Layla! Layla!

    Thank you for sharing this Scrumptious Creamy pan of a dish!
    Tonight, I made this, and satisfied needs across the board..

    Unfortunately, I didn’t have fresh broccoli on-hand, but a huge bag of frozen broccoli florets was taking up freezer space. Came across your recipe (THANKFULLY), and commenced to cooking….
    Already had chicken breasts in the oven…

    VOILA!! Creamy Broccoli w/Chicken
    Surely looking to make my future broccoli dishes…. Just Like This!

    Thanks, Again, Layla

  10. Ok I’ll admit I don’t normally cook but after starting the keto diet a few weeks ago I realized it something I have to do. I’ve tried a few recipes and I find a way to botch it…like I said not a cook. But the directions made it easy. My boyfriend and I are completely amazed and he said it tasted like it came from a restaurant! It’s great to finally make something that actually tasted good. Thank you for this recipe. We’re going to try it with chicken to make it a full meal. Can’t wait!

    1. Can this be finished on the stove top? I don’t think my pan is oven safe.
      Thank you.

  11. My two girls and I are going learning a new way to eat. This recipe makes it easy to make the change. Yummy.

    1. This is fantastic I do have a few questions when you say 1/2 mozzarella do you mean actually what you can get in a half measuring cup or 4 oz in weight? Same for parmesan. Also how many servings are there in the entire recipe, I see its 8 carbs per cup about how many cups are there total? Thanks but yes this was amazing.

  12. This so delicious. I will definitely be making it again !!

  13. I made it for lunch today. My husband is on keto. We all loved it even my daughter. Added chicken breast and mushrooms for a complete meal. After lunch, they asked when we can have this again 😊

  14. Absolutely delicious. Recommend to anyone who’s considering making this. Go for it, so worth it. I added mushrooms, both white and baby bella mushrooms, and put half of the amount of pepper flakes to suit more people.

  15. I made this tonight for lunch and dinner the next two days. The reviews were not lying! This is delicious. I added some chicken I had baked a couple days ago. It was hard not to eat it tonight! I am starting keto tomorrow and can’t wait for lunch so I can have this. I followed the ingredients and instructions to the T for the most part. I did add extra butter heavy cream and cheese. I bought three heads of broccoli and looked like it was more than three cups. I wish I had made more! Try it!!!!