Easy Chopped Buttery Crunchy Broccoli Saute

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by SarasotaCook

I love broccoli and make it quite often, but it gets boring. This is an easy quick cooking dish that still has a rich buttery flavor with a kick from the red pepper flakes and sauteed onion and a crunch from the croutons. You can always add more butter if you want, but I tend not to use too much, but that is my tastes. You can add more if you want. Serve this with basically anything.

Top Review by mums the word

This is a nice way to serve broccoli. I liked the texture that the
croutons gave to the dish. I did omit the red pepper flakes because of family preference, and I reduced the onion to 2 tbsp. Will definitely make this again. Thx!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head broccoli, diced in small bite size pieces (I also use the stems, but just the tender stems, not the ends which are much thicker and tough)
  • 1 medium onion, cut in quarters and thin sliced
  • 12 cup crouton, lightly crushed (don't use a food processor for this. I put them in a baggie and just use my hand to lightly crush th)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 12-2 tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Onions -- To a non stick saute pan (I think this works best), add the butter on medium heat and add the garlic and onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to sweat and soften.
  2. Croutons -- Just add to a baggie and using the palm of your hand or a meat mallet or even a rolling pin. Lightly crunch them up. Not to much, you don't want them fine. And I just used cheese croutons, but garlic or even plain is just fine.
  3. Broccoli -- Add the broccoli, red pepper, salt and pepper and bring the heat to medium / medium high. Cover and cook 2-3 minutes, remove the lid and add the croutons and stir, cover and cook another 2-3 minutes. Remove the lid, stir and cook just another minute. The broccoli should be tender but still a bit of crisp. During the cooking you can add more butter if you feel it needs it or you can even add a drizzle of olive oil too.
  4. Serve -- It's done. I love mine tender, but still a bit crisp or a bite to the broccoli. The croutons add a nice crisp and it has a great buttery flavor. add some good ground black pepper and enjoy - broccoli done a "bit different.".

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