Tarragon Broccoli Recipe

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"I always served vegetables with rich sauces," explains Kathy Armstrong of Post Falls, Idaho. "So when I started cooking healthy, I was glad to find this creamy treatment for broccoli." Prepared in the microwave, the low-carb side dish is ideal alongside most any main course.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 69 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the broccoli, water, onion, salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir; microwave 1 minute longer or until broccoli is almost tender.
  2. Drain; stir in butter until melted. Combine sour cream and tarragon; stir into broccoli. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Tarragon Broccoli in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p38

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