How to Make Sweet Sautéed Broccoli That Your Kids Will Love
A Family-Friendly Broccoli Recipe?
This broccoli comes together pretty quickly and uses ingredients you probably already have at home. That's why I like to use this recipe as a quick weekday side dish. The kids like it for its sweet flavor, and I'm thrilled because they eat their vegetables with no fuss—and they usually ask for seconds!
You can tweak this recipe to your own preference as far as sweeteners are concerned—agave, coconut sugar, and maple syrup all work great as substitutes for brown sugar.
Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also contains more protein than most other vegetables. Having this as a weekly staple in our house is a win-win because our kids love it and it's good for them!
- 2 cups brocoli, cut into florets
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- dash of pepper, freshly ground
- Melt the butter in a sauté pan on medium heat.
- Add broccoli florets and stir to coat them with the butter.
- Add spices and continue to sauté the broccoli for 3–5 minutes until it is fragrant and bright in color.
- Increase the heat to medium-high.
- Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan and stir frequently as the broccoli steams.
- Once there is minimal water left in the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the brown sugar.
- Stir to coat and check for doneness. The broccoli is done when it is fork-tender.
- Remove from pan and serve hot. Enjoy!
|Serving size: 4|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 2 g||10%|
|Carbohydrates 4 g||1%|
|Sugar 3 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 8 mg||3%|
|Sodium 99 mg||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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