Oven Roasted Broccoli

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Roasted broccoli is a simple side dish that tastes a little bit fancy.

Oven-roasting broccoli is not only easy, it comes out perfectly tender-crisp with lots of flavor.

Best of all, this side is simple to make and on the table in just minutes.

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An Easy Side Dish

  • Make this fast and easy roasted broccoli recipe in less than 20 minutes and in one pan!
  • Simple prep. Simple ingredients. BIG flavor.
  • Kids won’t even know roasted broccoli is a superfood that’s loaded with nutrients and fiber. Serve it with their favorite dip!
  • Prep ahead of time and pop it in the oven just before dinner!
  • Leftovers are great additions to salads.

Ingredients for Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli – Fresh broccoli florets work best in this recipe. They caramelize better adding an extra layer of flavor. If you’re short on time, a bag of pre-washed and cut broccoli makes this recipe quick.

Oil – Extra virgin olive oil is perfect for roasting veggies. Swap in leftover bacon grease for a smoky savory twist.

Seasonings – This simple side needs just salt, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Get creative and add minced garlic cloves, a squeeze of lemon juice (or some lemon zest), a dash of balsamic vinegar, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

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How to Roast Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli is a quick and easy way to elevate an everyday veggie!

  1. Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Drizzle with oil, salt, & pepper – save dishes and toss it right on the baking sheet.
  3. Roast until tender-crisp. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired.

PRO TIP: For a super crunchy coating, mix breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese. Squeeze with a little fresh lemon before serving.

a pan of roasted broccoli with parmesan cheese

Tips for the Best Roasted Broccoli

  • Cut broccoli into even sized florets. If the florets have a “flat side” place the flat side down; it caramelizes nicely that way.
  • Peel the stems with a veggie peeler and slice them ½-inch thick and roast them with the broccoli.
  • If the broccoli is wet (from washing), it will steam instead of roasting. Make sure it’s very dry before roasting. Broccoli can be washed up to 5 days in advance
  • If using pre-washed and cut broccoli, add the oil and seasonings right to the bag and shake it up! Less mess and less work.
  • For easy clean-up, line the sheet pan with parchment paper.

Store leftover roasted broccoli in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

a bowl of roasted broccoli with parmesan cheese

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Oven Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe is so easy to prepare and adds great flavor to an everyday veggie!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Servings 4 servings

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. 

  • Chop the broccoli into bite sized florets. 

  • Place the broccoli florets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and massage the oil into the broccoli to completely coat the florets.

  • Roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until broccoli is tender crisp. Larger florets will need closer to 15 minutes, smaller ones will need about 10 minutes.

  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and broil for 1 minute if desired.

  • Cut broccoli into even sized florets. If the florets have a “flat side” place the flat side down for better caramelization.
  • Peel the stems with a veggie peeler, slice them ½-inch thick, and roast them with the broccoli.
  • If the broccoli is wet (from washing), it will steam instead of roasting. Make sure it’s very dry before roasting. Broccoli can be washed up to 5 days in advance.
  • If using pre-washed and cut broccoli, add the oil and seasonings right to the bag and shake it up! Less mess and less work.
  • (Larger florets will need closer to 15 minutes, smaller will need about 10 minutes).

5 from 17 votes

Calories: 144 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 135.5mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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