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Puréed (PU4) 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

3/4 cup Broth, Vegetable

4 Tbsp Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Serving Size

#10 scoop


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

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

3. Measure 1 quart of prepared broccoli.

4. Place broccoli and margarine in a food processor. Do not overfill. Process until fine in consistency.

5. Add Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener and broth. Process until smooth.

6. Scrape down sides of processor with rubber spatula and process for an additional 30 seconds.

7. Test before serving per IDDSI Testing Methods for Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) using the using the Fork Drip 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 #10 scoop.

Serving Suggestions

• Verify final recipe and any garnishes using IDDSI testing methods for IDDSI Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) before service: Fork Drip 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 for 15 sec (CCP) and test again before service per IDDSI Testing Methods for Puréed Level 4 (PU4).

Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Calories 50

Protein 2 g

Total Carbohydrates 5 g

Total Fat 3 g

Sodium 164 mg

Cholesterol 0 mg

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