Pan-fried Garlic Pepper Broccoli Recipe: Healthy, Fast & Delicious by 30Seconds Food

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Pan-fried Garlic Pepper Broccoli Recipe: Healthy, Fast & Delicious

With the multiple health benefits of broccoli, it's one vegetable you should try to include in your healthy diet. There are so many ways to cook broccoli – from air fryer broccoli to roasted garlic broccoli to whole roasted broccoli to marinated broccoli. Besides being delicious, one thing most broccoli recipes have in common is that they are simple to cook. This pan-fried garlic pepper broccoli recipe is no exception.

Broccoli florets (you can throw some broccoli stems in there, too, if desired) are browned in a little olive oil, then steamed with a little water and garlic pepper seasoning until crisp-tender (or your desired doneness). For even more garlic flavor, add a clove or two of chopped garlic when you add the water. (Can you ever have too much garlic?)

Serve this pan-fried broccoli recipe as a side dish with chicken, beef, pork, lamb or seafood. This is a great recipe for meal prep, too.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 4 - 5 cups broccoli florets (can use some stems, too)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper seasoning blend (or to taste)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, for about 2 minutes or until they are beginning to lightly brown. Stir and continue to cook about 2 more minutes.
  2. Add the water, garlic pepper seasoning blend and sea salt, to taste. Cover and cook about 2 minutes. Uncover and cook until desired doneness. 

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Elisa Schmitz
We try to eat broccoli several times a week. It's so easy and so good and so good for you!

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