Quick and Simple Broccoli and Cheese


This broccoli and cheese recipe is great for cooks who are just getting started.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, or to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a microwave-safe casserole dish.

  2. Pour melted butter over broccoli and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over the top and microwave on high until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

    close up view of Broccoli and Cheese on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
14g Fat
4g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 40mg 200%
Calcium 144mg 11%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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