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Steam Broccoli in Microwave

Learn How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave for a quick, easy and healthy side dish that takes just a few minutes to make. You only need 2 ingredients for this simple recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 56kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • microwave oven


  • 4 cups raw broccoli 1 to 2 heads
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter optional
  • pinch sea salt, garlic powder, pepper optional


  • Rinse broccoli, and chop into florets
    chopped broccoli florets on cutting board
  • Add broccoli florets to microwavable bowl, and add water, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and 1 tablespoon butter if desired
    add water to chopped broccoli in bowl before cooking
  • Cover with vents for steam, place in microwave, and cook for 4 minutes. Carefully remove cover, stir and serve


If you like crisper broccoli, cook for 3 minutes, and add another minute if needed.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 654IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg