Sautéed Broccoli

Quick and easy sautéed broccoli is the perfect weeknight side dish. Broccoli so flavorful and tender, even the kiddos will ask for more! 

I am always looking for new ways to cook broccoli for my family. It is one of our favorites. I love adding it to stir fry, casseroles and even soup. But sometimes, it’s nice to just have a quick and easy veggie side dish that everyone will love.

This recipe for Sautéed Broccoli is it!

Quick and easy sautéed broccoli is the perfect weeknight side dish. Broccoli so flavorful and tender, even the kiddos will ask for more! 

How to properly sauté broccoli:

To make perfectly, tender sautéed broccoli, I recommend a two part process: blanch and then sauté the broccoli.

Before you blanch the broccoli, you’ll want to cut it into florets. You’ll want to make sure that all of the broccoli is similar in size so that it all cooks in the same time.

Quick and easy sautéed broccoli is the perfect weeknight side dish. Broccoli so flavorful and tender, even the kiddos will ask for more! 

To blanch the broccoli simply boil it first for a couple of minutes, until it gets bright green. Next, remove the broccoli from the boiling water and immediately put it into a bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process so that when you sauté the broccoli, it does not become over cooked.

Blanching broccoli before sautéing

The next step is to sauté the broccoli. For this sautéed broccoli recipe, I use avocado oil. You could also use canola oil, olive oil or even butter. If you decide to use butter, add a touch of oil to it so that it doesn’t burn when cooking.

Next, add the garlic at the last minute. Garlic burns easy, adding it at the last minute will ensure that you’ll get loads of garlic flavor and not the bitter burnt flavor.

Finally, season it to taste with salt and pepper. That’s it and that’s all folks. This is seriously the easiest, most flavorful broccoli you’ll ever have!

Quick and easy sautéed broccoli is the perfect weeknight side dish. Broccoli so flavorful and tender, even the kiddos will ask for more! 

How long do you sauté broccoli?

Because you blanch the broccoli first, you will only need 3 maybe 4 minutes to sauté it.

Quick and easy sautéed broccoli is the perfect weeknight side dish. Broccoli so flavorful and tender, even the kiddos will ask for more! 

What do you serve with sautéed broccoli?

I adore eating this broccoli by itself and find myself snacking on it while I’m cooking. I serve it with chicken curry, crispy cod and the best ever flat iron steak.

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Sautéed Broccoli Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 2 reviews

Ingredients:

  • 6 - 7 cups broccoli florets
  • ice
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1

Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil. Add broccoli florets and cook for 2 - 3 minutes or slightly tender and bright green.

2

Use a slotted spoon to remove from boiling water and plunge into an ice bath.

3

Drain and gently pat dry.

4

Heat oil together in a skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook 3 minutes or until it becomes more tender. Add in garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Calories: 65 , Total Fat: 1.4 , Saturated Fat: 0.2g , Cholesterol: 0mg , Sodium: 194mg , Carbohydrates: 11.5g , Fiber: 4g , Sugar: 2.4g , Protein: 4.3g

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Jacque
    February 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    The only way to enjoy broccoli. My kiddos even loved this recipe.

  • Reply
    Taylor W.
    February 22, 2019 at 9:57 am

    YUM! One of my favorite weeknight sides!

  • Reply
    Katerina @ diethood .com
    February 21, 2019 at 4:36 am

    My favorite way to eat broccoli!! I love this!

  • Reply
    Paula
    February 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I love love love broccoli!

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