Quick Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe

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Garlic butter broccoli recipe

Garlic Butter Broccoli

One of my favorite side dishes is steamed broccoli. I often serve it plain, but when I want to make it especially delicious I whip up this easy, flavorful garlic butter sauce.

It is the perfect side dish for any Asian meal and many others. Here are a couple ideas of recipes you could serve along with this buttered broccoli:


Or, you could even serve it on its own for a quick healthy snack! The best part about this garlic butter broccoli is that everyone absolutely loves it, even the kids!

Note: I usually do not add the cashews.

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collapsible steamer basket for buttered broccoli

I use an Amco Collapsible SteamerΒ when I want to steam fresh broccoli.

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Quick Garlic Buttered Broccoli Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min
Yield: 2 lb | Serves: 10-12


  • 2 lbs fresh broccoli
  • 1/3 c unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted cashews (optional)


  1. Broccoli: 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 pieces and about an inch of water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 7 minutes, or until tender but still crisp.
  2. Sauce: While the broccoli is cooking, melt the butter in a small skillet 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.
  3. Pour the garlic butter sauce over the broccoli and serve immediately.
Ingredients: Broccoli, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cashews, Garlic, Pepper, Soy Sauce, White Vinegar
Meal Type: Side Dish, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Vegetables, Stove Top

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