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broccoli with garlic in saute pan
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Sautéed Broccoli

Simply sautéed broccoli is a go-to side dish in our house. Enjoy it as a side dish or it add it to your favorite pasta and whole grain recipes. It's also delicious scrambled into eggs or added to your favorite frittata.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: dairy free, sides, vegan, vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups broccoli florets, (1 head of broccoli)
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add in the garlic with a pinch of salt and sauté until fragrant (about 30-60 seconds).
  • Add broccoli to the pan, season with salt and pepper and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in 1/4 cup of water, pop on the lid and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender. Remove the lid and cook until any extra water has evaporated out of the pan.
  • Adjust seasonings, serve and enjoy!



  • To add even more flavor to the broccoli, swap the water with low sodium veggie or chicken broth.
  • If you like a little heat, sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the top of the broccoli. 
  • Store any leftover sautéed broccoli in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to five days.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg