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how to cook frozen broccoli - stove top

Sautéed Frozen Broccoli


I’ve tested out a couple of different methods to find the Best Way to Cook Frozen Broccoli on Stove Top. This sautéed frozen broccoli will result in the crispiest stove-top frozen broccoli.


Frozen broccoli florets (about 1 cup per serving)

Olive oil (1+ tbsp)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Additional spices (optional)


  1. Thaw frozen broccoli in a colander. Slice thawed broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Squeeze with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
  2. Add olive oil to a pan and set heat to medium-high. Add broccoli florets once the pan has heated. Season with salt and pepper, and any additional seasoning.
  3. Sauté broccoli over medium-high heat until browned and crispy on the edges, about 6-8 minutes.


If you’re in a pinch for time you can skip the thawing step, though thawed broccoli will be crispier than from-frozen.

Garlic sautéed broccoli: In the last minute of cooking, drizzle additional olive oil and add garlic. Sauté garlic and broccoli until fragrant, about 1 minute (optional).

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Category: vegetable side
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: N/A

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