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Easy Steamed Broccoli Recipe

Easy steamed broccoli recipe that is packed with flavor while still being a healthy side dish to serve with just about any meal! Topped with a bit of parmesan it’s the best way we’ve found to cook broccoli to perfection.

steamed broccoli recipe

Here’s an easy steamed broccoli recipe to try yourself. With the new year arriving here soon we always have good intentions to exercise more and eat healthier. Healthy really doesn’t have to mean bland, like this tasty steamed broccoli recipe that incorporates a bit of cheese and lots of flavor!

How to Steam Broccoli

Over the years we have set a goal to serve a veggie at every meal for us and to get our children to appreciate the taste of fresh vegetables and it’s been a success!

Most times they’d rather have a plate full of greenery than meat, and serving it almost every day has been the key. Fresh produce is always best but you can even do this if it’s rock hard. The best way to do that is to follow our air fryer frozen broccoli instructions.

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Steamed broccoli

I got a small steamer when I went off to college and it was so great I bought a larger one when I got married.. If you don’t have one I highly recommend it. The best one is a rice cooker and steamer in one .

If you have a pressure cooker it takes just 1 minute to make broccoli. You can see how fast I made these easy Instant Pot artichokes which are also really healthy!

Just bake a few breasts, throw the rice and broccoli in the steamer and seriously in less than 30 minutes you’ve got yourself a healthy meal. This is one of my 8 year old’s favorite meals now!

steamed broccoli recipe

We are all about cheese sauce too. A parmesan asiago mix is perfect for this vegetable side dish too. But if you prefer one over the other just use either! A bit of fresh lemon always brings a freshness to any recipe so I’d have a few around to use on your dishes.

It’s an easy non fat way to really bring a lot of flavor to fish, veggies, and we make fresh squeezed lemonade often because it is just SO good!

If you’re looking to make broccoli in your Instant Pot refer to this cooking times guide. We also have air fryer broccoli that is incredible.

Easy steamed broccoli recipe

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Steamed broccoli recipe

Easy Steamed broccoli recipe that is packed with flavor while still being a healthy side dish to serve with just about any meal! Topped with a bit of parmesan it’s the best way we’ve found to cook broccoli to perfection.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, steamed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 109kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut broccoli into 2-inch florets. Set a steamer over a pot and steam broccoli for 5 minutes, or add to top basket while cooking rice if you have a steamer/rice cooker combo. When done add cooked broccoli to large bowl and let cool 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice over top and sprinkle with garlic, olive oil, and cheeses.
Nutrition Facts
Steamed broccoli recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 oz)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 214mg9%
Potassium 401mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 108.5mg132%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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