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How to Steam Broccoli (Easy Steamed Broccoli Recipe)

How to steam broccoli in 10 minutes or less. With step-by-step photos & instructions. Learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave, steamer, or in a pan.

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 4 minutesTotal: 9 minutes
Fat 0 Carbs 6 Protein 3
Yield 4 1x



  • 1-lb. broccoli, chopped into florets (~4 cups)
  • ¼ cup water 



  1. Pour water into a large microwave-safe bowl. 
  2. Add broccoli to the bowl and microwave the broccoli for 2 minutes on high. 
  3. Toss the broccoli and then microwave for an additional 2 minutes on high. 
  4. Remove from the microwave and enjoy. 


  1. Add water to a large saucepan and place a steam basket into the pot. 
  2. Next, place broccoli into the steam basket. 
  3. Bring water to a boil and then cover the pot. 
  4. Let the broccoli steam in the pot for 4 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and enjoy. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup Calories: 31 Sugar: 1 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 6 Fiber: 2 Protein: 3
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: StovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegan

Keywords: steamed broccoli, how to steam broccoli

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