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Broccoli in Herbed Butter

This economical side dish dresses up a plain vegetable to make it extra special for your family.—Norma Apel, Dubuque, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon each dried thyme, marjoram and savory


  • Cook broccoli until crisp-tender. Melt butter; add lemon juice, onion, salt and herbs. Drain broccoli and place in a serving dish. Add butter mixture; stir to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 51 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 vegetable.

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  • annrms
    Jul 7, 2019

    Delicious! I steamed fresh broccoli florets until crisp tender along with the onion which took about 6 minutes from start to finish. Tossed it in the herbed butter using thyme and marjoram only. Used salt and pepper at the table.

  • bicktasw
    Jul 7, 2019

    I made this for dinner last night and I must say, it is quite delicious! The only thing I changed was to add more butter and more lemon juice (I used double the amount of each) and I did not use marjoram because I didn't have any on hand. This recipe is so easy to make and it really boosts the flavor of the broccoli. A keeper for sure!

  • delowenstein
    Feb 1, 2016

    I admit that I had adjusted this recipe! I hadn't the broccoli spears, so I'd used 2 cups of broccoli florets (frozen), 1-1/2 tsp. lemon juice, 1/4 of a finely chopped onion, 1/4 tsp. salt. I'd used a seasoned herb blend since I hadn't the savory or marjoram on hand. The butter was kept the same. I used my microwave oven to cook the vegetables with 2 Tbsp. water for 2 minutes, then 3 more minutes.I melted the butter and added the onion, lemon juice, herb seasoning and salt. I drained vegetables and added the herb butter; stirred together. This is a tasty side dish! Thank you for sharing! delowenstein