Broccoli saute

A bowl of broccoli and red and yellow peppers
Recipe credit

University of Minnesota Extension Department of Family, Health and Wellbeing staff

About this recipe

Serving size
1/4 of prepared recipe
Time to make
15 minutes preparation; 5 minutes cook time
Special criteria


  • 3 cups broccoli
  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Wash broccoli and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Wash pepper and slice into 1/4 inch wide slices.
  3. Heat oil over medium heat. Add broccoli and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add sesame seeds and continue to saute for another minute.
  5. Add pepper slices and saute for 1 more minute, keeping them crisp.

Tips and variations

  • This dish is great served hot or cold.
  • Add two varieties of bell peppers for a more colorful dish!
  • If you have leftover cooked meat, chop it and add it to the pan at the same time as the sesame seeds. Serve with brown rice.
  • Add leftover broccoli saute to salads, wraps, pizza, or scrambled eggs.
  • This is a great dish to make with your kids. It might even get them to eat their vegetables!

Nutritional info

Total fat
6 g
Saturated fat
0.8 g
0 mg
25 mg
Total carbohydrates
7 g
Dietary fiber
3 g
3 g
Total sugar
2 g