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15 Minute Broccoli Italian Style

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add your photo of this recipe! 15 Minute Broccoli Italian Style

This quick, easy and delicious Italian-style side is perfectly cooked broccoli seasoned with olive oil & garlic finished with parmesan.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


½pound broccoli florets whole head
1quart water *
¼teaspoon salt or add 1 tablespoon to the cooking water that will be discarded
3tablespoons olive oilVideo
1teaspoon garlicVideo minced
1x black pepper *
1x red pepper flakes crushed*
2tablespoons parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated grated
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Separate the broccoli florets and trim the tough skin from the stalks.

Put the broccoli leaves in boiling water with salt.

A minute later, add the florets.

Return to a boil and cook for 3 minutes or until tender but resistant to the bite (tender crisp to your preference). Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.

Heat the olive oil in a pan and add garlic.

Cook over moderate heat for a minute and add the broccoli leaves and florets.

Cook, tossing to coat and re-heat the broccoli, for about 1 minute.

Taste and correct seasoning and sprinkle with parmesan cheese to taste.

First published: last updated: 2015-02-26

5 stars - based on 2 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1



over 10 years

Great way to serve brocolli. I add a bit of lemon juice, smidge of seasame oil (tastes more like Asian brocolli than Italian). Cook/steam the brocolli in a few tablespoons of water in a pot with a tight fitting lid instead of boiling. No more than 5 minutes in my opinion or it's overdone.


Haifa, Israel
 about 3 years ago

Great recipe, I would add cream and the Parmesan at the end...and five minutes in the oven


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 70g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11385% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 201mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 89%
Calcium 6% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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