Easy Sauteed Broccoli Recipe

This easy sautéed broccoli recipe is a simple and healthy side dish the whole family will enjoy. All you need is broccoli and a few simple ingredients to get this dish to the table quickly.

Sautéed broccoli takes less than 15 minutes and is cooked all in one pan.

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make
  • Quick to prepare
  • Uses simple ingredients
  • Flavorful
  • Refreshing
  • Healthy

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this sauteed broccoli recipe. You will need broccoli, minced garlic, ginger, rosemary, parsley, salt, Italian seasoning, oil, parmesan cheese, and water.

Broccoli– I used a package of broccoli florets that were already cut.

Ginger-  A small piece of ginger was used.

Oil- 2 tablespoons of oil used to mix the broccoli with.

Spices- Gives the broccoli a great flavorful taste.

Parmesan Cheese- Top the broccoli with parmesan cheese.

How Long Does It Take To Make Sauteed Broccoli

It takes about 10 minutes of cooking time. You will first add garlic, ginger, broccoli, and spices. Then you will cook for a short time and then add water and steam. This ensures that the broccoli is browned, crispy, but also crisp and tender.

Can You Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time

Since this recipe is simple, quick, and easy to make. I prefer to serve it fresh. But, if you are going to make it ahead of time, I would reduce the cooking time by a couple of minutes. This will ensure when you reheat it won’t be mushy.

How To Cut Broccoli Into Florets

I used a package of broccoli florets that were already cut for this recipe. If you will be using a head of broccoli for this recipe then you will need to cut it. The first thing you will want to do is wash the broccoli and then cut it from the stem to the top of the stem. Then you will cut the broccoli into small pieces.

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-4 days.

Freezer: You can freeze the cooked broccoli to eat later. Follow the directions and make this recipe. Then cool down the broccoli. After it has cooled you can spread it onto a lined baking sheet. Then you will freeze until they are solid. After that time then you can transfer the broccoli into freezer-safe bags. Label the bag with the name and date so you can remember when you froze them.

How To Reheat Cooked Broccoli

This sautéed broccoli recipe is easy to reheat. All you need to do is heat in a frying pan until warm, or microwave for a minute.

Sautéed broccoli in a frying pan

How To Make Sauteed Broccoli

  • The first step in making this recipe is to gather all the ingredients you need so that you have everything close by.
  •  Then you will prep your ingredients. So now you will cut the ginger into small pieces. Set it aside to use later.
  •  Heat a large frying pan with oil.
  •  Add the ginger and minced garlic to the frying pan. Stir around and cook for 1 minute. Don’t burn the garlic.
  •  Next, you will add the broccoli to the frying pan and stir around.
  • Now add the rosemary, parsley, Italian seasoning, and salt. Mix everything together. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and stir around. Cook for 4 minutes.
  •  Next, add the 4 tablespoons of water to the frying pan. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  •  Turn off the heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the broccoli. You can also add additional salt if needed.
  •  Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Tips

  • Don’t burn the garlic.
  • Add additional salt or pepper depending on your taste.
Sautéed Broccoli in a plate

Can I Use Other Ingredients

I get this question a lot and here are some of my suggestions for substitutions.

Broccoli: I used a package of broccoli florets for this recipe. But, you can also use whole broccoli for this recipe. You will need to wash and cut the broccoli into small pieces before cooking.

Spices: If you don’t have Italian seasoning you can use salt.

Cheese: I used mozzarella cheese but you can use whatever cheese you have on hand. You only need a little bit of cheese to sprinkle on top.

Garlic: If you don’t have minced garlic you can use a clove of whole garlic. Cut the garlic into small pieces.

Spicy: If you want to make this recipe spicy you can add red pepper flakes or cut up a jalapeno into small pieces and add to the recipe.

What To Serve With

There are so many dishes that go well with broccoli. It is very versatile so it can go with just about anything. Here are some ideas:

Fish- This recipe goes well with any type of fish. My family likes to eat it with salmon or shrimp. Try our coconut salmon recipe. We also have a great coconut cauliflower rice recipe with added shrimp.

Pasta- Serve with any pasta like lasagna, spaghetti, or mac and cheese. Try our homemade alfredo sauce. It tastes great poured over pasta.

Rice- Serve it with brown or white rice. A good idea would be to have the rice, this recipe, and a chicken dish. They all go well together. Try one of these chicken breast recipes.

Meat- This recipe goes well with any kind of meat.

This sautéed broccoli recipe is a perfect healthy side dish to make for dinner.

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Easy Sautéed Broccoli Recipe

This easy sautéed broccoli recipe is a simple and healthy side dish the whole family will enjoy. All you need is broccoli and a few simple ingredients to get this dish to the table quickly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli Recipe, Sauteed Broccoli
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 Oz. Package Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Small Piece of Ginger (1 Teaspoon)
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Cut the ginger into small pieces.
  • Heat a large frying pan with oil.
  • Add the ginger and minced garlic to the frying pan. Stir around and cook for 1 minute. Don’t burn the garlic.
  • Next, you will add the broccoli to the frying pan and stir around.
  • Now add the rosemary, parsley, Italian seasoning, and salt. Mix everything together. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and stir around. Cook for 4 minutes.
  • Next add the 4 tablespoons of water to the frying pan. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the broccoli. You can also add additional salt if needed.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Notes

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Freezer: You can freeze the cooked broccoli to eat later. Freeze in freezer-safe bags or containers for up to 2 months.