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Cooked broccoli and garlic on white plate.
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5 from 4 votes

Italian Broccoli

Super easy Italian broccoli recipe with garlic and olive oil.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4


  • 1 large head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 5 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Chop broccoli into florets.  Chop 5 cloves of garlic.  
  • Bring 1" of water in lidded pan to boil.  Cook broccoli for 2-3 minutes with lid slightly closed until bright green and strain in colander.
  • Dry off pan and saute garlic over medium heat in a 1/4 cup of olive oil until golden (about 2 minutes).  Add broccoli to pan and saute for 3-5 minutes, mix well with spoon and thoroughly coat the broccoli with the garlic.
  • Season with 1 tsp kosher salt, mix and remove from heat.  Drizzle a couple tablespoons of extra virgin oil on top before serving.  Enjoy!



  • Adjust salt to taste - only 1 tsp kosher salt was used.
  • Add a 1/4-1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes during last 30 seconds of garlic sauteing process if desired.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.8g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 25.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 1.2g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2.2mg