Broccoli Puree with Garlic Brown Butter

Try this flavorful purée as a nice change from mashed cauliflower or steamed broccoli.

Chef Ian Clark

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    • Phases1234
    • 4
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5 Minutes
    • 25 Minutes
    •  US  Metric
  • Nutritional information per serving

    • 4g
    • 7g
    • 3g
    • 6g
    • 16g
    • 180


  • 1 pound broccoli, broken into florets, stems peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 tablespoon (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the broccoli, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to food processor or blender.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until butter and garlic are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in the cream and water; transfer to a food processor with the broccoli and purée. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot topped with shredded cheese.