3-Ingredient Steamed Cauliflower Recipe

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Diane Mitchell Modified: March 23, 2022
3-Ingredient Steamed Cauliflower Recipe

How To Make 3-Ingredient Steamed Cauliflower

Enjoy a healthier side by whipping up this steamed cauliflower! It’s made with tender cauliflowers that’s lightly seasoned and takes no time to make.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 4cupscauliflower florets,trimmed, washed
  • cupswater,or as needed
  • salt and pepper
  • butter,for serving, optional


  1. Place a steam basket or colander into a large saucepan.

  2. Add the cauliflower to the basket, then add enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan.

  3. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender-crisp.

  4. Season with salt, pepper, and butter if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • For a softer cauliflower, cook for 7 to 9 minutes.
  • If a steamer is not available, add ½-inch of water into the bottom of a saucepan and add the cauliflower directly to the saucepan. Proceed with recipe as directed.


  • Calories: 47.33kcal
  • Fat: 2.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.70g
  • Fiber: 2.29g
  • Sugar: 2.05g
  • Protein: 2.14g
  • Cholesterol: 5.73mg
  • Sodium: 463.06mg
  • Calcium: 29.71mg
  • Potassium: 328.47mg
  • Iron: 0.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 18.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 51.57mg
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