5 from 9 votes
Best Broccoli Recipe | Simple Steamed Broccoli
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins

A simple recipe for perfectly steamed broccoli.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 broccoli crowns or 1 (16 ounce) package of frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspooon Kosher salt
  • Generious pinch of black pepper
  1. If using fresh broccoli, remove any leaves that remain. Turn the crown upside down on the cutting board. Using a paring knife, cut the florets from the stem. If the florets you cut away are fairly large cut in half or into individual smaller florets. 

  2. Fill a saucepan with about a ¼” of water and place steamer basket inside, and place over medium heat. Add the broccoli and place lid atop. Allow to steam for 10-13 minutes, depending on how tender you like your broccoli. Remove from the heat right away. 

  3. Remove the broccoli from the steamer basket and transfer to a serving bowl, if desired. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Gently toss, serve immediately and enjoy. 

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Nutrition Facts
Best Broccoli Recipe | Simple Steamed Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 960mg27%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1895IU38%
Vitamin C 271.2mg329%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.