Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    roasted broccoli on a baking sheet

    You probably remember your parents telling you to eat your veggies, but eating vegetables like broccoli was never any fun. Broccoli is often steamed until it’s tender and lacks much flavor as a result. This roasted broccoli recipe aims to rectify that problem by presenting a healthy, yet scrumptious way to eat this green vegetable.

    From a nutritional standpoint, your parents were correct in urging you to eat the broccoli on your dinner plate. Broccoli is a fantastic source of vitamins C and K while containing few carbohydrates and fat. Broccoli is also a filling food, making it an excellent side dish to bulk up on in your meal.

    To get the most out of broccoli in regards to flavor, it’s best to make oven roasted broccoli or baked broccoli. Unlike steamed broccoli, roasted broccoli obtains little charred or “burnt” bits that not only add a crispy texture to the broccoli but great flavor as well.

    This roasted broccoli recipe is one of our favorite broccoli recipes because of its simplicity yet tasty flavor. You only need a handful of ingredients, including garlic, olive oil, and a standard seasoning of salt and pepper to make this roasted broccoli shine.


    Cook time: 20 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:



    1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the broccoli florets onto a baking sheet. Pour the olive oil over the florets along with the sliced garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper.
    2. Use your hands to toss the florets, making sure they're evenly coated in the oil and seasoning. Spread the florets out on the baking sheet and place on the middle rack of the oven.
    3. Roast the broccoli for about 20 minutes, without turning the broccoli over or rotating the pan, until the florets have obtained crispy edges and stems. Serve warm immediately.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.