Lemon-Butter Broccoli Spears

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Recipe: #2435

November 12, 2011

"Broccoli is a wonderful veggie and so good for you. You may also want to toss in a little parmesan cheese or a little minced garlic. If you want a quick alternative, use frozen spears.s"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (159.8 g)
  • Calories 72.7
  • Total Fat - 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.5 mg
  • Sodium - 349.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Calcium - 80.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 136.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut the broccoli into spears discarding the thick ends; steam or cook till tender and then remove.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large non-stick fry pan over medium-high heat.

Step 3

When butter foams, add the lemon juice and cook for 30 seconds; then add the broccoli, lemon zest, salt, and pepper tossing for 1-2 minutes till broccoli is well-coated.

Step 4

NOTE: For a quicker method, use 2 (10-ounce) boxes frozen broccoli cooked according to directions on box; then follow the above recipe.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


Even a newbie chef like me can make them. I make them all the time and it couldn't be easier or quicker and they are so good for you too!


review by:
(1 Sep 2013)


I used olive oil instead of the butter and added garlic and onion powder and it turned out really yummy. Thank you Mimimaine!


review by:
(28 Aug 2013)


We love broccoli made this way. I added in the garlic and after the broccoli was cooked a little I sprinkled on the Parmesan cheese and threw on the cover for a minute and it melted the cheese from the steam. I see myself eating this a lot!


review by:
(24 Aug 2013)


Just a couple of additions to my favorite veggie make it so delicious and a nice change from our traditional steamed broccoli. We love it this way and have it often!


review by:
(23 Mar 2013)


I use lemon on everything I can and when I saw this I printed out the recipe to make. They are delicious and so easy too!


review by:
(9 Oct 2012)


We love this broccoli and we have it often. I have even made it on the grill in an ovenproof pan!


review by:
(26 Aug 2012)

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