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Microwaved Seasoned Broccoli Spears

Add a few simple herbs to this microwave-fast recipe for a nutritious veggie side dish. Melissa Just - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 5 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place broccoli in a large microwave-safe bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over broccoli; toss to coat. Cover and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 41 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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  • rwippel
    Sep 3, 2017

    I did this with fresh broccoli and doubled the time. The flavors were great; however I probably should have added a Tbsp. of water since I used fresh broccoli.

  • s_pants
    Apr 21, 2014

    It was fine, but I thought it needed more flavor.

  • lurky27
    May 9, 2013

    Not sure why this recipe is called spears when it's all florets...but the name error didn't stop me from making it! Very delicious indeed! I used a 12 oz bag of fresh florets (which has 6 cups in it), regular salt (because I didn't have onion salt home), and Italian seasoning (since I didn't have plain thyme home). Oh soooo good!~ Theresa

  • skb cooking
    Jan 9, 2011

    way easy...and so good. the added flavors will make you want seconds...on broccoli! imagine that.

  • kyle1987
    May 5, 2010

    To cut back on fat, I used Butter Buds

  • yankeemiss
    Apr 22, 2010

    This was really yummy! I used a combination of fresh broccoli and fresh cauliflower instead of frozen broccoli. My husband, who doesn't even like cauliflower went back for more! I will definately make this again and again and again.