Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce

Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce

MARDI1030 3

"A fast and zesty take on frozen broccoli. Can also use fresh broccoli. Great summer dish. Can be served hot or cold."


45 m servings 137 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, combine the butter, water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the broccoli to the pan, stir to coat, and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring once, until broccoli is tender but still bright green. Serve warm, or refrigerate and serve cold.
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  1. 147 Ratings


My husband and I both really enjoyed this recipe. It was a nice change to broccoli with cheese sauce. I used two crowns of fresh broccoli that I steamed. While it cooked I melted 1/4 cup of l...

My husband, 17 year old son and I liked this- and we're not big broccoli eaters. I used fresh broccoli, steamed it until just done, and then poured on the sauce, stirred, and let it sit for a f...

Using frozen broccoli, I ended up with a very soggy, limp vegetable. Maybe it would have been better with fresh.

I didn't use cayanne pepper, instead I used lemon pepper. I cooked both carrots and fresh broccoli. It was very zesty and good.

Simple and excellent. I had a large lemon, so only used half of its juice - which was a good decision. It was a perfect balance of flavors. A new favorite (except with my 8 y.o. daughter who ...

This was pretty good. I, too, used fresh broccoli, steamed it and poured the juice over the broccoli. It still needs a little bit something, but I don't know what that is. Maybe I just didn't...

So good...a nice twist on plain old broccoli. A quick and easy way to add some delicious color to your plate.

This did not go over well with my family. A little too sour for us. Nobody would eat after their first piece. Sorry

Like Nance, I steamed my broccoli just in water and then poured the sauce over. Everyone loved it and thanks!!