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10-Minute Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Just 10 minutes to make this super-easy and truly tasty side dish - Garlic Parmesan Broccoli! It's so addictively yummy you'll be making this over and over again!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Manila Spoon


  • 2 tablespoons Butter, unsalted
  • 4 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound Broccoli florets, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and then add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook until the garlic is golden and fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the water and broccoli florets to the pan and bring the water to a boil. Cover and cook until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the cover and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the broccoli with the Parmesan cheese and salt. Stir to combine.

Recipe Notes

DONNA'S SIMPLE KITCHEN TIP: Save time and buy broccoli florets already trimmed in the produce section.