Steamed Broccoli in the Microwave

Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave in no time! 

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This recipe is simple and easy to follow, I love sharing it with people because who knew it was so easy to steam broccoli? In just under 5 minutes I can turn raw chewy broccoli into a tender side dish!

I love this recipe because steamed broccoli is a great healthy side choice that goes good with just about any meal! 

Why is Steamed Broccoli so Great?

  • It is the fastest and easiest method to steam broccoli 
  • Great healthy option!
  • Makes a great side dish for just about everything
  • It tastes better than raw broccoli!

Ingredients 

  • 1 large head of broccoli 
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter (optional) 
  • Salt & pepper to taste (optional)

How to Make Steamed Broccoli in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. Cut up broccoli into bite sized pieces
  2. Place broccoli and water into a microwave safe bowl
  3. Cover bowl with plate
  4. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes
  5. Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Ways to Make Broccoli Taste Better

I like to simply top my broccoli with butter and salt, but there are other options too! Toss your broccoli in olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic salt to add a more intense flavor. Another suggestion is soy sauce, my kids love to put soy sauce on their broccoli!

Toss it In!

There are so many recipes that you could incorporate broccoli into, a few are: stir fry, broccoli cheddar soup, broccoli salad, or a broccoli casserole!

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How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins
 

Steam broccoli for a delicious side dish in just 5 minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Course: sides
Keyword: steamed broccoli
Author: Steamy Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp butter to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut up broccoli into bite sized pieces

  2. Put broccoli and water into a microwave safe bowl, cover bowl with plate, microwave on high for 3-4 minutes

  3. Remove from microwave, transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!

If you have tried making steamed broccoli in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!