Recipe: 3-Step Garlic and Butter Broccoli

Happy August!

I can’t believe we’re already getting close to the end of Summer…time flies when you’re crazy busy.

Because I’ve got so much going on, it’s hard to plan ahead for dinner on weeknights.

Sometimes my husband and I will tag-team the cooking, with him handling the main protein and me doing the sides.

One of my favorite sides is steamed broccoli with garlic and butter, so I wanted to share that super simple recipe with you today!

I’m rather picky when it comes to food, but I really like broccoli and I can have this side over and over without getting tired of it.

I tend to make it a lot because I want to make sure I get my veggies, plus it only takes about five minutes to cook.

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy dish that you can add to almost any dinner, this is a great one for you!

  • What you’ll need
  • 1 head of raw broccoli
  • • Water for boiling
  • • 2 teaspoons butter
  • • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Step 1: Steam the Broccoli

    Fill a medium-sized pot about halfway with water. Salt the water and heat on high until boiling.

    Cut up the head of broccoli and place the florets into the boiling water. I try to place them in stems-down since the stems take a bit longer to steam.

    Cover the pot and let the broccoli cook in the boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Be sure to check on the broccoli periodically to ensure it doesn’t get too soft for your liking.

    If you have a vegetable steamer, feel free to use that! I personally prefer to just boil water stovetop.

    Step 2: Add Some Flavor

    Once the broccoli is tender enough, strain it and let it sit in the strainer.

    Return the empty pot back to the stove, turning the heat down to low. Melt the butter in the pot.

    Add in the garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix it around in the melted butter to create a garlic and butter sauce.

    Add in the broccoli and continue to mix until the broccoli gets a nice garlic and butter coating on it.

    Step 3: Serve and Enjoy!

    Once the broccoli and sauce are mixed, remove it from the heat and serve immediately.

    Try not to keep it on the heat for too long or the broccoli may get a bit mushy.

    That’s it! Just three simple steps to a delicious, healthy, and convenient side dish.

    What are some of your own favorite simple recipes? I’m always looking for more ideas to spice up my weekly menu.

    Hope you all have a great rest of your day and weekend! I’ll be back soon with some great haul pieces to share. 😊💕

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