Published Aug 29th
Prep 5m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 151.7

This recipe is great for just-getting-started-cooks.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place broccoli in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain and transfer to a microwave safe casserole dish.
  2. 2 Pour melted butter over broccoli (use more or less, to taste) and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese over the top and microwave, on high, for 1 minute, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 151.7
  • Carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol 37.7 mg
  • Fat 13.5 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.5 g
  • Sodium 166.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.1 g


  1. I like this recipe because it does NOT use Velveeta which is "processed" and questionable. I used fresh broccoli sharp cheddar and 2 Tblsps butter. I microwaved the fresh broccoli florets (2 Tblsps water cover microwave dish) for 90 seconds drained water poured melted butter over broccoli then topped with cheese. Recovered dish and microwaved - Read more ...
  2. i really liked that this used cheddar cheese instead of velveeta since i dont keep velveeta on hand very often and its super expensive. i used extra sharp cheddar cheese and i did make a slight change i steamed my broccoli and then melted the butter with a quarter cup of half n half and - Read more ...
  3. This recipe was good in theory but it was just basically melted shredded cheese on broccoli and not anything like the frozen ones. I tried this because I was tired of spending 2.50 for a lil package of frozen stuff. Melt a small amount of milk with the butter and seasoning then add the cheese - Read more ...
  4. Definitely quick and definitely simple - a classic combination for a great side dish. Not to mention it's a great way to camouflage a healthy veggie in case you have picky eaters in your house! I used a steam in bag of broccoli and whether you use velvetta or another of your favorite cheeses this - Read more ...
  5. Got what I was looking for. Simple easy and quick. Less than ten minutes. Used steam in a bag broccoli and cooked it less than called for by 1 and 1/2 minutes. Lightly seasoned with sea salt and black pepper and a little bit of lemon juice. Then topped with the cheese. No complaints!!
  6. Melted cheese on top of broccoli wasn't going to cut it for us so I quickly whipped up a cheese sauce which then made this dish more to our liking. Thanks for a good start tho!
  7. I used a 14oz bag of baby flowerets. Only used 1 1/2 T. butter & asiago instead of cheddar. My family LOVED it!!! Great for low carb. I also just cooked it per directions on bag using microwave, then did the seasoning thing. Thanks!
  8. This was alright. I used a mexican cheese combo instaed of just cheddar. The cheese isnt very cheesy when it is melted. I think next time I am going to use less butter because the broccoli just sits in it. My daughter who is queen of picky loved it. Thanks
  9. This wasn't very good with the cheddar. I think I will stick with velveeta..