Learn how to steam broccoli in microwave. This easy and healthy side dish takes only 3 minutes!
How to steam broccoli in microwave
My friend Kasey taught me this easy trick on how to steam broccoli in the microwave. The best part… it took only 3 minutes to make!
Now, I know most of you know that I am all about easy. From 20 minutes meals and 4 ingredient cookies, I love everything in the kitchen to be easy.
I’ve always steamed by broccoli on the stove, but not anymore. Steaming broccoli in the microwave is EASIER and takes half the time for perfectly steamed broccoli.
How to microwave broccoli:
Wash and chop your broccoli like normal. I actually do this right when we get home from the grocery store. Less chopping during dinner times saves me a mess and time in the kitchen.
Place in a microwave save dish that has a lid. You could use glad wrap if you wanted.
How long to steam broccoli in microwave:
Place the lid on and cook on medium in your microwave for 3 minutes. This worked perfectly for our 1.5 quart dish that was pretty much full.
If you are cooking less adjust your time. If you are cooking one serving (about a cup of chopped) then it should just take just 1 to 2 minutes to cook.
Remove from microwave and season accordingly. We love just salt and pepper. You can also add cheese sauce if you prefer.
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Now you know how to cook broccoli in microwave!
Grab some broccoli florets and enjoy steamed broccoli in minutes. Cooking broccoli is so easy.
No need for a steamer basket. Just grab a microwave safe bowl.
It is really that easy!
Now whether you want an easy side dish with lunch or an easy side dish with a crock pot recipe you are set to have a delicious vegetable on your table in under 3 minutes…. no excuses!
What goes with steamed broccoli?
The ideas are endless with this delicious side dish. It is so easy and we like to keep everything else simple as well.
Some of our favorites include:
- BBQ Ranch Grilled Chicken Marinade
- Over 60 Delicious Grilling Recipes!
- Parmesan Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Grilled Balsamic Glazed Chicken
- Grilled Teriyaki Chicken with BBQ
- Catalina Glazed Grilled Chicken
Buy broccoli fresh, not frozen and you will save more money. We eat it the most when it is in season so it is cheaper. Broccoli tends to be cheaper in the winter months.
Don’t forget to also read my post on why everyone should be eating broccoli! 🙂
Have you ever cooked broccoli in your microwave? Do you like it?
Let us know how this turns out for you. I really think you will love how easy this is and how the broccoli turns out.
This is such an easy way to cook broccoli.
Print this easy broccoli recipe below:
Learn How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave in under 3 minutes. It just takes 3 minutes with no water to make the perfectly steamed broccoli.
- 1 Large Bed of Broccoli chopped
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
Place the chopped broccoli in a microwave safe bowl with a lid. If you don’t have a container, you can use a microwave safe bowl and cover it with a plate. That’s what I did and it worked great!
Cook in the microwave for 3-4 minutes until the broccoli is the tenderness that you desire.
Remove the broccoli from the microwave, season with the salt and pepper and enjoy!
You might like these other broccoli recipes:
- Broccoli Salad Recipe
- Copycat Panera Broccoli & Cheese Soup
- Crockpot Beef and Broccoli
- Grilled Broccoli
- Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Chicken Broccoli Pasta
- Air Fryer Broccoli