Sauteed Broccolini: Your New Favorite Healthy Side Dish

Sauteed Broccolini is a healthy and delicious side dish that’ll be your new favorite. Broccolini is not only simple, easy, quick to make – it’s also an amazing vegetable that will become your new favorite. My favorite thing about broccolini is that it’s super versatile.

Sauteed Broccolini goes great with any meal, from grilled chicken to some simply cooked salmon. Broccolini also goes great as a side dish at your dinner table. You can even top it with bacon or cheese to make the healthy veggie extra flavorful!

sauteed broccolini

How to make Sauteed Broccolini.

  1. Set the stove to medium heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil or high quality butter.
  2. Add the broccolini, minced garlic and salt in with it and sautee for 3-5 minutes
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup of water, cover the skillet with a lid and steam until the broccolini is cooked through to the desired tenderness.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.

What to Serve with Sauteed Broccolini.

Sauteed broccolini is a great side to serve with dinner, but it also pairs nicely as the base for many recipes. Simple sauteed broccolini is a wonderful side dish that can help you make the perfect meal. Add it to your fish or steak for an amazing new flavor!

You can also mix it with pasta and chicken for a delicious meal. Broccolini also goes great with baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and rice.

Sauteed Broccolini dinners:

Sauteed broccolini with baked salmon

Chicken, broccolini, and brown rice casserole

6 Different ways to Cook Broccolini.

  • Baking. baking broccolini in a hot 425°F or 220° oven for about 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Grilling. grilling broccolini on high heat for one minute or so per side until cooked through.
  • Stir frying. add minced ginger and soy sauce and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • Roasting. The easiest way to roast broccolini is by using the oven or stove-top griddle, but it also helps if you have an air fryer.
  • Blanch. Blanching the broccolini in salted boiling water, wait until the water is boiling again and give it a dip into ice cold water to preserve that beautiful green color.
  • Steaming. Steam the broccolini for about 5 to 7 minutes, then toss in a little olive oil and seasonings. You can also add your favorite herbs or spices! I recommend oregano if you want more of an Italian flavor.

5 Chef tips about Broccolini.

Freshness. The freshness of broccolini can be assessed by looking at the bottom end. If it is freshly cut and not dried out, there should not be any discoloration.

Size is important. When you cook broccolini, make sure the stems are of a similar size so they finish cooking at about the same time.

Revive your broccolini. Give your wilted broccolini new life by cutting the ends off and soaking it in a bowl of ice water to plump it back up.

Storing broccolini. Broccolini is delicious, nutritious and versatile. But you don’t want to waste it so make sure your container has a tight seal! Broccoli will stay good for up to four days in the refrigerator provided that the temperature remains below 40 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 Celsius.

Reheating broccolini in a microwave. When it comes to microwaving your broccolini, you want the power level set at no more than medium and then reheat for about 2 minutes. 

Kitchen tools you’ll need

  • Breville Clad Stainless Steel Saute Pan
  • Nonstick Frying Pan Sets with Lids
  •  Unsalted Butter, 8 Oz Foil Pack 

Sauteed broccolini recipe.

Sauteed broccolini

  • 1 pound broccolini (3 bunches)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 gloves garlic (Minced or thinly sliced)
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  1. It’s important to properly prepare the broccolini before cooking. Wash broccolini thoroughly under running water to remove any dirt or debris.

  2. Cut off any discolored or tough ends.

  3. Cook broccolini in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender (calculate about 2-3 minutes after the water returns to a boil).

  4. Drain and set a side.

  5. Over medium heat, drizzle olive oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan.

  6. Sauté garlic for 1 or 2 minutes.

  7. Add the broccolini and saute for 2-3 minutes or until tender.

  8. Season with salt and pepper.

  9. Take the broccolini and put it on a serving dish.

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