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Garlic Butter Broccoli

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Garlic Butter really makes everything better and this Garlic Butter Broccoli is proof! This is the broccoli everyone will eat, even those picky eaters.

Some of the fam’s other favorite vegetable recipes you should try are Sauteed Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic Parmesan Green Beans.

Sauteed Broccoli

It’s one of those crazy nights, everyone has to be in a different place at the same time!! You’ve got your main dish planned and ready to go, but what are you going to eat besides that chicken tonight?!

I’ve got your back!! This Garlic Butter Broccoli is your answer! Not only is broccoli so good for you, it is easy and quick to put together and of course goes good with whatever you are serving for dinner!

I have even been known to put out a bowl of this before dinner as a little appetizer and it is always devoured in a matter of minutes!

chopped broccoli

How to make Garlic Butter Broccoli

First start by chopping the broccoli. Remove the crown from the stem and cut the broccoli into bite size pieces.  In a skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat, pour in some olive oil and heat until shimmering.

Add the chopped broccoli to the pan and cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.

Once the broccoli has become a beautiful dark green, you are ready to add in the goodness! Add in a tablespoon of butter and one clove of minced garlic and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Enjoy the delicious buttery garlic smells coming from that pan!!

That’s it! You are in Garlic Butter Broccoli heaven. I have to swat teenager hands out of the pan before serving.

It’s usually half gone before it hits the table. I’m not complaining about that….I feel like it is a win if I can get them to eat broccoli by the handfuls.

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Can I make use Frozen Broccoli for this recipe?

This recipe can easily be made using frozen broccoli if that is what you have on hand. Cook the broccoli in the microwave according to the package instructions then transfer to the pan to add the butter and garlic.

You can also place the frozen broccoli in the pan with a few tablespoons of water, cover and cook until tender. Then saute in the pan with garlic and butter.

Ingredients for Garlic Butter Broccoli

  • chopped broccoli-frozen or fresh
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • garlic-minced
  • salt and pepper

Let me know if you try this recipe!! I would love to hear how it turned out for you!

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Delicious Garlic Butter Broccoli is the perfect side dish for any meal! Quick and easy to make!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Broccoli
Servings: 6


  • 2-3 Broccoli Crowns chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Heat large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Chop broccoli by removing crowns from the stem and chopping into bite size pieces. 
  • Saute chopped broccoli in the olive oil for 5-7 minutes until broccoli is dark green. 
  • Add one tablespoon of butter and minced garlic to saute pan and cook until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper and serve. 


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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Garlic Butter really makes everything better and this Garlic Butter Broccoli is proof! This is the broccoli everyone will eat, even those picky eaters.


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  1. 5 stars
    This was so good! So simple to fix. Made it as a side dish with spaghetti and Cheese bread it completed the meal perfectly!

    1. So happy you liked it!! We make this recipe all time as side dish!! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving such a kind comment!!

  2. I just made this today! It was full of flavor and my first time making broccoli like this other than the boil method! Turned out great! My boyfriend and I loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe

  3. 5 stars
    This is genuinely one of the best things I have ever eaten. I make this at least 2 times a week. Thank you for helping me love broccoli.