Seasoned Broccoli Spears Recipe
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Seasoned Broccoli Spears Recipe

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Dressing up broccoli is a snap with this recipe from our Test Kitchen staff. They flavored fresh spears with lemon-pepper, garlic salt and thyme.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 66 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 285 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl; add water. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until tender; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Dup-Seasoned Broccoli Spears in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p15

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"Loved them and I love garlic but next time I would cut the garlic in half."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"I loved them and so did my family."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2009

"I wasn't too fond of these."

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