Steamed Broccoli Recipe

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Julie Mason Modified: March 23, 2022
Steamed Broccoli Recipe

How To Make Steamed Broccoli

Steamed broccoli florets are the perfect side dish for hearty steak, pasta, and casserole dishes! This steamed veggie dish is easy and quick to make.

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



  • 3cupsbroccoli florets,trimmed and washed
  • cupswater
  • salt pepper and butter,for serving, optional


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

  2. Add broccoli and enough water to cover the bottom of the saucepan.

  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.

  4. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until broccoli is tender-crisp when pierced with a fork.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a steamer, you can use a saucepan instead. Just add ½-inch water into the bottom of the saucepan.


  • Calories: 14.91kcal
  • Fat: 0.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.79g
  • Protein: 1.59g
  • Sodium: 330.51mg
  • Calcium: 28.42mg
  • Potassium: 173.13mg
  • Iron: 0.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.63mg
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