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This recipe gives instructions for how to cook frozen broccoli and add a ton of flavor.  If you want directions for microwave, roasting, stir frying, steaming or cooking in a skillet, please visit the post at www.loavesanddishes.net
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook frozen broccoli, cooking frozen broccoli
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • 1 quart of water
  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • More salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the water in a medium sized saucepan on the stove top and heat over medium heat till boiling.
  • Add the butter, salt and pepper to the water.
  • Put the frozen broccoli into the water and allow water to come to a boil again.
  • Remove the broccoli using a large slotted spoon or a kitchen spider as it starts to boil.
  • Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the garlic powder and soy sauce.  Mix well and then taste. Add more salt and pepper as needed to taste.



  • Remove the broccoli just as it comes back to a boil. 
  • It is already cooked, we are essentially just heating it back up and adding flavor.
  • It is important to taste the broccoli and add the soy sauce and salt and pepper.
  • Lots of times frozen vegetables have no flavor at all.
  • You can substitute Worcestershire sauce for the soy sauce if you want.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1247mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1300IU | Vitamin C: 135.5mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.4mg