Pan fried garlicky broccoli and bacon

Don't fret over limited oven space for thanksgiving. Try these healthy pan fried sides.

What you need: Serves 6
2 lb broccoli, washed and cut into bit-sized florets
1/2 lb bacon, chopped into half inch pieces
3 to 4 garlic cloves, peeled, and finely chopped
1 medium sized red onion, chopped
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp crushed red chili flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
A handful of mozzarella cheese, grated

Cook the bacon pieces in a large, heavy saute pan until crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Spoon off the excess bacon grease, leaving about a tablespoon in the pan. 

Add chopped garlic, onions and red pepper flakes. Saute for a a few seconds and add in the broccoli. Toss to combine. Sprinkle salt and pepper.

Roast the broccoli on high for about 6 to 8 minutes until broccoli is tender and the edges are slightly singed. I love to sprinkle some mozzarella on top of it and broil it the for a minute or two.

Serve hot. Enjoy!