Broccoli With Garlic-Herb Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a recipe from my 2008 Weight Watchers cookbook that we really enjoyed. I altered it slightly for our taste. It's a nice way to enjoy broccoli without all the cheese sauce. It's got a nice bite to it too. Feel free to leave out the crushed red pepper flakes. The frozen steam bags of broccoli work well with this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place butter in a small microwave safe dish.
  2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until melted.
  3. Stir in parsley, garlic, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  4. Place broccoli florets in a large microwave safe bowl.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons water, and cover with wax paper.
  6. Microwave on High 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  7. Drain well.
  8. Add butter mixture and salt to taste.
  9. Toss gently to coat.


Most Helpful

This is a really great variation on broccoli. I really loved the garlic flavor! Also, the hint of spiciness was really nice. Thank you for posting! :)

LifeIsGood April 09, 2011

Nice way to add some flavor to a broccoli side dish. In the future, I would use fresh broccoli instead of frozen.

Ginny Sue March 27, 2011

I steamed fresh broccoli and them stirred everything. We really enjoyed it. The garlic butter taste is great. Thanks Nimz :) Made for PAC spring 2011

Boomette March 01, 2011

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