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Roasted broccoli is super easy to make, and it will instantly upgrade any meal you serve it with! It’s packed with flavor, and it’s a healthy side dish your family will love.

roasted broccoli served on a white plate

While steamed broccoli is probably the easiest way to prepare everyone’s favorite green vegetable, roasting it definitely comes in a close second! You only need to cut the broccoli, toss it with oil, season it, and pop it in the oven. Wait 20 minutes and you’ve got roasted broccoli that’s tender, crispy, and full of flavor.

Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe

I love roasted vegetables, but roasted broccoli is one of my favorites for sure! The tops get crispy when roasted at high heat, but the stems get caramelized and tender. This creates contrasting textures and flavors that make roasted broccoli a crowd-pleasing side dish—even for people who don’t usually like broccoli!

You can add crushed garlic to the olive oil, sprinkle the broccoli with shredded cheddar or grated Parmesan before you pop it in the oven, or amp up the flavor with seasoning salt. But it’s also one of those simple dishes that’s full of flavor even if you just make it with broccoli and oil!

ingredients to make roasted broccoli

Ingredients

  • Broccoli – Use the florets and the stems. The stems get browned and tender in the oven—so good!
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
steps to make roasted broccoli

How to Make Roasted Broccoli

1. Prepare

Preheat your oven to 450ºF and toss the broccoli florets with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Make sure the broccoli isn’t crowded on the sheet—spread it out evenly, which prevents it from steaming instead of getting crispy and caramelized.

2. Roast

Place the sheet pan in the oven and roast the broccoli for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and the stems are tender. Serve warm.

roasted broccoli on a silver fork served on a white plate

How to Store and Reheat Leftover Roasted Broccoli

Store leftover roasted broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat roasted broccoli in the microwave or warm it in a skillet sprayed with oil or cooking spray. You can also freeze roasted broccoli for up to 3 months.

roasted broccoli on a silver fork served on a white plate

Serving Suggestions

Here are some of my favorite ways to serve roasted broccoli:

  • Top it with a drizzle of garlic butter.
  • Serve it with cheese sauce.
  • Use it as a topping for pizza.
  • Stir it into your favorite pasta dishes, like Chicken Alfredo and Garlic Butter Steak Bites.
  • Upgrade your next baked potato with roasted broccoli instead of steamed!
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the top before serving, then sprinkle it with grated Parmesan.

FAQ

Is roasted broccoli good for you?

Roasted broccoli is definitely a healthy side dish! Broccoli is full of fiber and nutrients, and it’s also low in calories.

Is it better to roast or steam broccoli?

They’re both good! It depends on what you plan on doing with the broccoli and your own preferences.

Does roasting broccoli destroy its nutrients?

No, it doesn’t destroy all of the nutrients in broccoli, but steaming broccoli does preserve more of the vitamins and minerals.

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Roasted Broccoli

Roasted broccoli is super easy to make, and it will instantly upgrade any meal you serve it with! It’s packed with flavor, and it’s a healthy side dish your family will love.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 bunch broccoli about 1 1/2 pounds, cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced or diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Toss the broccoli florets with the olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the florets out and then roast, without stirring, until the edges are crispy and the stems are crisp tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 1922mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3788IU | Vitamin C: 542mg | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 5mg
Keyword: broccoli, roasted broccoli, vegetables
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About Kasey Schwartz

Hi, I’m Kasey, Founder of All Things Mamma – where I am dishing up family favorite recipes that are easy to make with simple, everyday ingredients. Plus – tips and tricks for living your best life!

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  1. Broccoli doesn’t have that much carbohydrates.

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