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Cooking For One Recipes: Sauteed Broccoli With Red Pepper Flakes

Posted By Laura On January 9, 2013 @ 6:00 am In Cooking For One Recipes | Comments Disabled

Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes [1]!  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!

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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).




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
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.


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.


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.


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!


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