Broccoli Side Dish Recipe
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Broccoli Side Dish Recipe

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With just a few ingredients, this makes a special side that kids of all ages would enjoy. A touch of brown sugar makes it a great dish for parents trying to get the kids to eat more veggies!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 5 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 88 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 389 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place broccoli in a large microwave-safe bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over broccoli. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Broccoli Side Dish in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p8

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Loved it, but my 6 year old didn't like it."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"I've made this many times. Even my picky youngest loves it. Great quick and easy side dish."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This was a great combo! Even my daughter enjoyed it!"

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"This turned out awesome! I added in a small can of yellow corn and my family ate it up! There was not any left."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"It was really good, but I think I'll double the sauce next time cuz it didn't coat all the broccoli"

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