This crispy oven roasted broccoli recipe makes for the BEST side dish to just about any entree! Broccoli florets tossed in oil, salt, and pepper then roasted until crispy and tender.

Oven roasted broccoli in a baking sheet with a wooden spoon topped with fresh grated parmesan.

Side dishes are always great to accompany an entree or for potlucks and parties. From scalloped potatoes to the quick roasted vegetables, a good side dish completes a meal!

ROASTED BROCCOLI-

This quick oven-roasted broccoli recipe is so SIMPLE to make! All you need is 5 staple kitchen ingredients to achieve the flavorful broccoli florets.

Broccoli is packed with fiber and protein, making it a healthy side dish option.

Roasted broccoli topped with parmesan cheese and ground black pepper.

INGREDIENTS:

  • BROCCOLI: Fresh broccoli.
  • OIL: Olive oil, Canola oil or Vegetable Oil, or Extra Virgin Olive Oil will all work.
  • SEASONINGS: We just use salt and pepper but you can use any of your favorite seasonings!
  • LEMON: Fresh lemon when serving.

How to Cut Broccoli-

Cutting ahead of broccoli into florets is so much easier than you think! All you need is a good sharp knife and a cutting board.

  1. Place broccoli stems up onto a cutting board.
  2. With a knife, cut the florets from the crown.
  3. Continue working your way into the center of the floret cluster.
  4. Rinse the broccoli, we just add all of the pieces into a colander and rinse under cold water.

Chef’s Tip: You want to leave about 1 inch of stem on each floret. 

Broccoli floret and knife on a cutting board.
When cutting the broccoli, you want them cut in uniform pieces for even cooking.

FREQUENTLY ASKED:

Should I steam broccoli?

You don’t have to steam the broccoli before roasting it.

How to reheat broccoli?

To reheat the broccoli, just add to the oven and bake until reheated.

Don’t overcrowd pan:

When spreading out the broccoli, spread out florets on the baking sheet. If they are clustered together, they may bake unevenly.

What size should I cut the broccoli?

You don’t want huge florets as they start to burn on the edges and be firm at the stem. Keep the size at a medium and uniform.

Why is my broccoli soggy?

You didn’t remove all of the liquid after you rinsed the broccoli.

Crispy oven roasted broccoli florets topped with parmesan cheese on a baking sheet.

Serving options-

You can serve the broccoli per recipe to your favorite pork chops or a side for salmon! If you want to add some flavor to the classic recipe, here are some suggestions:

  • Sprinkle some red pepper flakes if you want some heat.
  • Add in sliced almonds the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Drizzle with balsamic glaze when serving.
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese is a great touch. Serve alongside classic dips like Avocado ranch or classic dressings.

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Oven Roasted Broccoli

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Crispy and tender oven roasted broccoli ready in under 30 minutes! Small broccoli florets tossed in oil, salt, and pepper and baked unitl crispy.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse the broccoli and cut it into even-sized small broccoli florets.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the broccoli florets to the baking sheet and drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper and toss. Spread the florets evenly among the baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until the broccoli is crispy and reached desired tenderness.
  • Top with lemon juice and parmesan cheese and serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 347mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1060IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)