garlic butter broccoli

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Garlic butter broccoli is one of the easiest and tastiest low carb vegetable recipes you can make. And it is made with only 3 ingredients – broccoli, garlic and butter. This particular recipe was made with a bag of frozen broccoli. However, you can make this garlic butter broccoli recipe with fresh broccoli as well.

While some people I know despise broccoli, many people in my family like broccoli. It is one of my favorite low carb vegetables to eat. So, it is nice to have a few easy recipes that you can quickly toss together for a low carb side dish. This is one of those super easy recipes.

If you choose to use fresh broccoli, you can follow the same steps below for an al dente broccoli recipe. Or you can cook it a little longer to achieve a more tender garlic butter broccoli. For a tender fresh broccoli, add a few teaspoons of water to the skillet so the steam can help the broccoli cook a little faster.

Let’s get to the details of this frozen broccoli recipe.

I used frozen broccoli but freshly minced garlic to capture the best garlicky taste. Then, a creamy salted butter was used to cook and bring all the three flavors together. Alternatively, you can use virgin olive oil instead of butter. Olive oil is a healthy fat. It too can provide you with a nicely flavored garlic broccoli. But for a garlic butter broccoli recipe, the butter is a key ingredient. The butter will contribute to a buttery and salty taste. So, I did not add any additional salt to the plate that I ate. However, you can salt it to fit your taste.

garlic butter broccoli

Garlic Butter Broccoli

Yummy garlicky butter broccoli.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 95 kcal



  • Start by chopping the fresh garlic into small pieces.
  • Place the garlic and butter in the skillet. Saute for about 1 minute over medium heat.
  • Next, add the broccoli and sprinkle it with sea salt. Stir the broccoli until it is coated in butter and garlic. Cover with a lid.
  • Stir every 2-3 minutes until you reach the desired tenderness.
  • Serve this garlic butter broccoli low carb side dish with your favorite low carb meal.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 147mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 891IUVitamin C: 102mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
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I hope you enjoy this simple broccoli recipe. Let me know how your garlic butter broccoli turns out!

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