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Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic

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This simple sauteed broccoli recipe features broccoli florets and fresh garlic cooked in olive oil and finished with splash of white wine.

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. However, it wasn’t always that way.

In the past, I turned up my nose at this tasty veggie. Until, that is, I learned how to properly prepare it.

Turns out, adding a little garlic and a dash white wine can create a whole new flavor experience.

The sauteed broccoli and garlic served in a square bowl.

For today’s dish, we’re sharing my sauteed broccoli with garlic and white wine recipe.

It’s so simple to make and only takes a few ingredients. Give it a try to find out how tasty broccoli can be!

Looking for another simple, delicious recipe? Then, check out our lobster mashed potatoes or our crispy roasted dill potatoes.

How to make sauteed broccoli with garlic?

First, chop up 2-cups of broccoli florets. Please don’t use frozen ones for this recipe; fresh is definitely better.

Broccoli florets in a large glass measuring cup.

Next, grab a large skillet and place it over medium heat. Add in the oil and give it 30-seconds to warm.

Now, toss in the broccoli and stir to coat the vegetable in the oil. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Then, toss in the minced garlic. Again, use fresh garlic, not the briny jarred stuff.

The vegetables cooking in a large saute pan.

After that, let the mixture cook for another 30-45 seconds. Be sure to keep the vegetables moving in the pan so the garlic doesn’t burn.

Last, pour in the white wine. Stir the sauteed broccoli and garlic as it cooks for another minute or so.

You want the alcohol to evaporate and leave the flavor of the wine in it’s place.

A close-up view of the broccoli and garlic in the pan.

Turn off the heat and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. That’s it, the recipe is done!

Should I steam broccoli before sauteed?

Typically, I don’t because I don’t care for mushy veggies. If you like yours extra tender, then you can steam it for 1-2 minutes before sauteing.

How can I make broccoli taste better?

Easy, add cheese. For this recipe, I recommend shredded Parmesan just before serving. Other options include, adding crushed red pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and other spices you enjoy.

The finished vegetables served in a square bowl.

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The finished vegetables served in a square bowl.

Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic

Yield: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This simple sauteed broccoli recipe features broccoli florets and fresh garlic cooked in olive oil and finished with splash of white wine.

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • ¼ Cup White Wine
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat, then add the olive oil. When the olive oil is warm add the broccoli and toss to coat. Cook the broccoli for 3-5 minutes. About 30 seconds before the broccoli is done, add the garlic. Stir to combine.

Cook the broccoli and garlic for 30 seconds, then add the white wine. Stir the broccoli, garlic, and white wine for 30 seconds to 1 minute then remove from heat. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper.

Serve hot. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe and a serving size of 1/2-cup of the sauteed broccoli. Actual calories will vary.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe. Actual calories will vary.

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