Quick Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe

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broccoli with garlic butter and cashews recipe

Garlic Butter Broccoli

One of my favorite side dishes is steamed broccoli! Easy to make, easy to eat. I often serve it plain or with just a little bit of melted butter, salt, and pepper, but when I want to make it especially delicious I whip up this easy, flavorful garlic butter sauce.

Garlic buttered broccoli recipe

It is the perfect side dish for any Asian inspired meal and many others too. Here are a couple ideas of main dish recipes that are delicious served along with this garlic butter broccoli:

Oh man, now I’m feeling hungry. Some of the meal ideas above are among my all time favorites. Throw in the garlic butter broccoli as an easy side dish and yum!

steamed broccoli with garlic butter

The cashews are totally optional, but are a nice touch when toasted, chopped, and sprinkled throughout. I toast the cashews by simply placing them in a skillet over medium heat and tossing occasionally, until they begin to lightly brown. Garlic butter broccoli tastes great with them, but still great without them too.

The garlic butter sauce is what makes the broccoli especially delicious. It would be a great stir fry sauce too! Just throw in some chicken or beef and maybe another veggie.

The best part about this flavorful garlic butter broccoli is that everyone absolutely loves it, even the kids! Well, most kids anyway. 😉

collapsible steamer basket for buttered broccoli

I use a steamer basket to steam fresh broccoli!

Easy garlic butter steamed broccoli recipe

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Garlic butter broccoli recipe

broccoli with garlic butter and cashews recipe

Quick Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe

When I want to make steamed broccoli especially delicious I whip up this easy, flavorful garlic butter sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8


  • 9 cups fresh broccoli florets or about 3 heads broccoli
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cup salted cashews toasted and chopped (optional)


  • Trim and cut the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Place a steamer basket on the bottom of a large pot. Then add the broccoli florets and about an inch of water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.
  • While the broccoli is steaming, melt the butter in a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Mix in the cashews, if desired.
  • Pour the garlic butter sauce over the broccoli and serve immediately.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 333mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

Recipe Source: allrecipes.com

Ingredients: Broccoli, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cashews, Garlic, Pepper, Soy Sauce, White Vinegar
Meal Type: Side Dish, Christmas, Easter, Fall, Spring, St. Patrick's Day, Summer, Thanksgiving, Winter, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Vegetables, Stove Top

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