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How to Cook Broccoli on the Stove

Perfect Sautéed Broccoli

Perfect Sautéed comes together in just 15 minutes and will become your go-to side. Never dried out, perfectly tender, and lightly charred, this broccoli will entice even the pickiest vegetable eaters.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 60kcal


  • 1 large head broccoli
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  • Cut head of broccoli into bite-sized florets (you should end up with around 6 cups). If using, slice stalk into 1/2-inch pieces, or save for another use. (Note: the stalk won't become as tender as the florets, however it's a great source of prebiotics and is delicious roasted!)
  • Heat oil in a large skillet with a fitted lid over medium-high. Once oil is shimmering, add broccoli, and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and cook, uncovered, 1 minute.
  • Cover and continue cooking, lifting lid to stir every 1 to 2 minutes to prevent burning, until crisp-tender and lightly charred, about 8 minutes total. Stir in garlic powder and lemon juice, and remove from heat.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1.5g