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How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave

Steam broccoli for a delicious side dish in just 5 minutes! Depening on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.
Prep Time1 min
Active Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: sides
Keyword: steamed broccoli


  • 1 large head of broccoli in small florets
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Cut up broccoli into small florets and peel the stalks and cut into small circles.
  • Place broccoli and water into a large microwave safe bowl and cover with a plate or microwave safe lid.
  • Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Give it a poke with a fork to check if it is cooked to your liking.
  • Transfer to a serving dish, top with butter, season with salt and pepper and enjoy!