University of Illinois Extension

Steamed Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan

This simple flavorful side dish allows the oven to remain free for the turkey and stuffing.

steamed broccoli
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves chopped garlic
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 pounds broccoli florets
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
A few flakes, crushed red pepper

1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and lemon peel and toss, do not allow garlic to brown.

2. Add broccoli and toss to coat with seasonings. Add water and quickly cover with a tightly fitting lid. Cook until broccoli is crisp tender and water has evaporated.

3. Taste and season with salt and black pepper. Toss with parmesean cheese.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 8 servings per recipe; 1/2 cup serving size; 100 calories (60 calories from fat) 6g total fat; 5mg cholesterol; 150mg sodium; 7g carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 6g protein