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Microwaved Seasoned Broccoli Spears Recipe

Microwaved Seasoned Broccoli Spears Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 4262008 272582
Reviewed 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 User ID: 174050 187283
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

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

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 105536
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5191780 118481
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

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

kyle1987 User ID: 1583898 176779
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"To cut back on fat, I used Butter Buds"

yankeemiss User ID: 933048 172229
Reviewed 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."

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