Bay-Steamed Broccoli Recipe

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Lorraine Gray Modified: March 23, 2022
Bay-Steamed Broccoli Recipe

How To Make Bay-Steamed Broccoli

This Bay-Steamed Broccoli is an easy side dish to whip, loaded with tender broccoli that’s steamed with bay leaves and tossed in a rich butter mix.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • lbsbroccoli,(2 heads)
  • cupwater
  • 4fresh bay leaves
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • ¾tspsalt


  1. Peel the broccoli stems.

  2. In a pot wide enough to hold the whole broccoli heads, bring the water, bay leaves, butter, and salt to a boil. Add the broccoli and cover.

  3. Cook over moderate heat, turning once, for 15 minutes until tender.

  4. Transfer the broccoli to a warmed platter and cover with foil.

  5. Boil the cooking liquid for 5 minutes until it has reduced to ¼ cup.

  6. Pour the liquid over the broccoli, discard the bay leaves, and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 161.53kcal
  • Fat: 12.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.51g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.75g
  • Fiber: 4.58g
  • Sugar: 2.90g
  • Protein: 4.96g
  • Cholesterol: 30.53mg
  • Sodium: 497.41mg
  • Calcium: 91.29mg
  • Potassium: 544.18mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 151.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 152.01mg
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