Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe -
Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Broccoli with Lemon Butter Sauce

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

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    45 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2006

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 light butter (it has a large water content anyway so I figured it evened out. I then juiced one lemon, added a little cayenne, salt, pepper and garlic. I let this simmer until the water was gone from the butter. I poured this over the broccoli and sprinkled with about a tablespoon of parmesean cheese. The broccoli has a very light lemon taste and was perfect. I will remember this and make again in the future.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2005

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

Jan 10, 2006

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 few minutes. I did not use the full 1/4 tsp cayenne, and I added garlic salt.

Jan 01, 2006

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

Feb 19, 2006

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 likes broccoli plain).

Mar 24, 2006

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 use enough salt. I can't help thinking a creamy lemon sauce would be good, but I don't know how to make one.

Jan 26, 2006

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

Jan 27, 2006

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


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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