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Broccoli & Chorizo Side Dish



Being a mom is hard work, but cooking for your family shouldn't be! 

Broccoli & Chorizo Side Dish

Wouldn't it be so nice if you had all the time you need to cook your family a homemade dinner?  I know I would love it.  However, let's get back to the busy mom's life…not going to happen. 

I've been spending a lot of time being “Taxi Mom” lately, so cooking has been very tricky lately.  I miss cooking, but then I don't.  Watching my kid's play sports, enjoying play dates, and just hanging out with my family is important too.

When I go grocery shopping, I pick dinners that are easy to put together but also they need to be balanced.  To build a balanced meal, use frozen prepared foods as your base and pair with an easy-to-make side dish made of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and/or low-fat dairy. Because it is important that my family eats nutritious meals.

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Just because my time or energy may be limited on some nights I'm still going to whip up something for them.  One of our favorite meals is “anything” with Stouffer's Macaroni & Cheese. My family like Stouffer's over my homemade mac & cheese and I'm okay with that! Frozen prepared foods are a great time saver, and there are so many new dishes and flavors to choose from.

While homemade meals are the “golden standard” for many families, we live in a busy world where whipping up homemade dishes every night can be challenging. Stouffer’s Macaroni & Cheese is an easy solution that you can feel good about feeding to your family. Stouffer’s Mac & Cheese recipe includes real, simple ingredients, like freshly made pasta, cheddar cheese, milk, and butter.

I came across a side dish recipe (Broccoli and Chorizo) I found very interesting and thought it would be a good pairing with Stouffer's Mac & Cheese.  Broccoli is very plain so why not dress it up with a kick of chorizo. Chorizo is a spicy ground meat sausage that is quite savory. 

What you need:

Broccoli (fresh or packaged)

1 1/2 ounce of Chorizo

1 tbsp of Olive Oil

2 Tsp Lime Juice

Pinch of salt! 

How To Make: Takes Less than 10 minutes! 

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot- add broccoli 
  • Cover and simmer 4 minutes
  • Drain broccoli water
  • Cook chorizo in olive oil in pan (medium heat) for 3 minutes 
  • Remove from heat
  • Stir in lime juice and salt into the cooked chorizo 
  • Put broccoli on plate and top with the chorizo

Serve the Broccoli & Chorizo side dish with Stouffer's Mac & Cheese 

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Wednesday 21st of June 2017

Easy and delicious! Extra broccoli will work for me. YUM!


Monday 19th of June 2017

good and healthy looking dish, have not tasted this to know how it will be but from here on, i think its got great taste and fee. sure a healthy diet to have..

Annemarie LeBlanc

Sunday 18th of June 2017

The broccoli and chorizo dish looks amazing. I haven't had chorizo in a while so I have to remember to get some at the store tomorrow.


Friday 16th of June 2017

Looks yummy! Want to try serving it too to my family. Sure they will love it.

Travel Blogger

Thursday 15th of June 2017

Sounds great! I need a quick meal most nights, and it can be hard to create a wide variety of dishes when I barely have time to actually cook. I would never have thought to pair broccoli with chorizo, but this sounds amazing! I need to try this side dish!

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