Simple Steamed Broccoli

If you were raised in a house where veggies were cooked until they were nothing but mush, don’t give up on me, yet! 😉 This simple recipe is buttery, al dente and delicious. The best part is that it is amazingly quick and easy! No need for a steaming basket or any other special equipment.

What You’ll Need

  • medium saucepan with a lid
  • fresh or frozen broccoli
  • butter (preferably from grass-fed cows)
  • Celtic sea salt (read about why salt is healthy!!)

What To Do

  1. If using fresh broccoli, cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Put about 2 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan and add 2 heaping cups of broccoli (increase the butter if using more broccoli).
  3. Put on the lid and heat on medium heat until butter is melted, then stir and put the lid back on.
  4. After a couple of minutes, stir again and use a fork to check the firmness of the broccoli. We’re aiming for al dente, not mushy, so keep a close eye on it!
  5. Once the broccoli reaches the desired doneness, add sea salt to taste and serve immediately.


  • Add finely chopped or minced garlic to the butter.
  • Grate a hard cheese (asiago, parmesan, etc.) over the broccoli just before serving.
  • Add herbs and/or spices that go with the rest of the meal.
  • Stir in a spoonful of cream cheese.


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4 thoughts on “Simple Steamed Broccoli

    • LOL! I’m the same way, Crystal! I’ve learned *exactly* how firm it should feel when I poke it with a fork so that it will be the right doneness. If I miss that perfect window, my hubby won’t touch it. 😉

      Thanks so much for the comment!

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