Broccoli Saute Recipe
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Broccoli Saute Recipe

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Jim MacNeal of Waterloo, New York invented this recipe while looking for a different way to cook broccoli that was lower in fat and sodium. Quick, colorful and tasty, it makes a quick and easy accompaniment to a variety of meals. TASTY TIP: Don’t want to throw out all those leftover broccoli stalks? Cut them up and add raw to salads or cook until tender, then puree and add to sour cream dip.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 82 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and red pepper in oil for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the broccoli, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli Saute in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p11

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 138572
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

"Two of my favorite veggies are broccoli and sweet pepper. Look forward to trying this soon. Thank you for sharing your "invention""

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