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Minced & Moist (MM5) Seasoned Broccoli

8 Servings
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This nutritious and tasty vegetable is the ultimate side for all kinds of entrées. For either Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5) or Pureed, Level 4 (PU4), these recipes will add color to your meal as well.


1 qt Seasoned Broccoli, Prepared

2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Margarine

3 Tbsp + 1 tsp Broth, Vegetable

2 tsp Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Serving Size

#8 scoop


1. Wash hands before beginning preparation. Sanitize surfaces and equipment (CCP).

2. Prepare broccoli according to your General Diet recipe for Seasoned Broccoli. Make sure to cook until tender. Drain excess liquid.

3. Measure 1 quart of prepared broccoli.

4. Place broccoli and margarine in a food processor. Pulse until there are no large lumps or pieces present and particles are 4mm in width and 15mm in length or less in size. NOTE: May mince by hand with knife as an alternate method.

5. Heat broth to a minimum of 165° F. (CCP). Combine broth with Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener. Whisk briskly until thickener has dissolved. Let it thicken for one minute.

6. Incorporate thickened broth mixture into minced broccoli so it becomes moist and cohesive.

7. Test consistency before serving per IDDSI Testing Methods for Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5) using the Fork Pressure Test, Spoon Tilt Test, and No separate thin liquid. Refer to for how to use these testing methods.

8. Hold at 140°F or higher until service (CCP).

9. Serve using #8 scoop.

Serving Suggestions

• Verify final recipe and any garnishes using IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5) before service: Fork Pressure Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid.

• Amount of moisture in cooked broccoli can vary particularly between frozen and fresh broccoli. Recipe may be altered to include more or less liquid and/or more or less Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener depending on the results of IDDSI testing.

• Recipe standardized and tested at 155°F. Temperature may affect IDDSI testing results.

• Make certain to refer to local food regulation for management of time and temperature values for prepared items. This would apply to hot and cold holding as well as time out of temperature control.

• For optimal quality and safety, these products are intended for immediate consumption upon preparation or within 24 hours following proper handling guidance.

If not serving immediately, reheat to a minimum internal temperature of 165°F (CCP) and test consistency again before service per IDDSI Testing Methods for Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5).

Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Calories 43

Protein 2 g

Total Carbohydrates 3 g

Total Fat 3 g

Sodium 114 mg

Cholesterol 0 mg

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