Cooking For One Recipes: Sauteed Broccoli With Red Pepper Flakes

Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

This is one of my favorite easy recipes- Sauteed Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes.  It has very few ingredients and the Red Pepper gives it just a little bit of kick without being spicy (I don’t do spicy).

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Ingredients

Olive Oil
2 good sized heads of broccoli (or one bag of broccoli from the produce section)
2 cloves garlic (or jar minced garlic from produce section)
Red Pepper Flakes
Salt
½ cup water
Optional ingredients- lemon juice or parmesan cheese

Be sure broccoli is DRY before you begin cooking- if it is wet the food will steam before it browns.

Directions

Step One: Set the skillet on the stove over medium high heat.  Add Olive Oil until it’s smoking.  Cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces.

Step Two: Add the broccoli, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and let cook.  Stir occasionally until the broccoli is a bit brown in parts.

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Step Three: Add the water and let it simmer, stirring every once in a while, unti the broccoli is tender and the water has cooked away.  This only took a few minutes when I did so I wouldn’t walk away for too long.

Step Four: Grab a piece while cooking and you will know when it’s finished.

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And that’s it- only a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to be finished.

If you like bigger meals you can use this as a side dish but some nights I just feel like a big bowl of veggies!

Cooking For One Recipes: Sauteed Broccoli With Red Pepper Flakes
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 
Ingredients
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 good sized heads of broccoli (or one bag of broccoli from the produce section)
  • 2 cloves garlic (or jar minced garlic from produce section)
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt
  • ½ cup water
  • Optional ingredients- lemon juice or parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Set the skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Add Olive Oil until it’s smoking.
  2. Cut the broccoli into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add the broccoli, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and let cook. Stir occasionally until the broccoli is a bit brown in parts.
  4. Add the water and let it simmer, stirring every once in a while, unti the broccoli is tender and the water has cooked away. This only took a few minutes when I did so I wouldn't walk away for too long.
  5. Grab a piece while cooking and you will know when it’s finished.

 

 

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