Oven Roasted Broccoli

This oven roasted broccoli recipe of the simplest methods for making broccoli. This simple side dish is seasoned with just garlic and salt & pepper, but it makes perfect broccoli every time. Makes 6 servings.

oven roasted broccoli in a serving dish on a gray surface with forks and a bowl of coconut rice surrounding it


Have you ever tried oven roasted broccoli? Until a few weeks ago, when my sister told me how good it was, I had never bothered with it. I mean, I’ve seen it all over Pinterest, but I just never thought it would be worth the effort.

I was so wrong. It’s seriously the best way to make broccoli ever. It comes out flavorful and crispy, rather than soggy or over cooked like when you steam or boil it.

I’ve already made oven roasted broccoli at least 5 times since I first tried it, and I made it again last night. I’m that impressed by it. Plus, it’s so easy.

overhead shot of oven roasted broccoli in a serving dish on a gray surface with forks and striped napkin in the foreground

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Here’s what you’ll need to roast broccoli

More great broccoli recipes: Chinese chicken and broccoli / dairy free broccoli cheese soup / spicy Sriracha broccoli slaw / pasta with sausage and broccoli

oven roasted broccoli recipe before going into the oven

How to make oven roasted broccoli

All you have to do is chop the broccoli and toss it on a cookie sheet – preferably lined with parchment or foil – drizzle it with a little oil, and season with some basics like salt, pepper and a little garlic powder. That’s it.

The you roast it at 400˚ F (200˚ C) for 15 – 20 minutes, depending on how large your broccoli pieces are.

So next time you’re looking for an easy vegetable side dish, try oven roasted broccoli. It’s great for when you’re cooking on the stovetop because you don’t have to watch another pot while you’re cooking. Just pop it in the oven, set a timer and wait.

overhead shot of oven roasted broccoli on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper

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Oven Roasted Broccoli

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 large head of broccoli crowns, cut into pieces
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Spread broccoli pieces evenly onto a parchment or foil-lined cookie sheet or large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
  3. Roast for 15 – 20 minutes or until broccoli is fully cooked (it will have just started to brown).


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Reply
    June 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I LOVE roasted broccoli! Mmmm nom nom nom. It’s so good with some slivered garlic cloves, a bit of lemon zest tossed at the end, and then some parmesan cheese on top! Ina taught me that one.. haha! 😉

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    Fawn @ Cowen Park Kitchen
    June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I did this the other day and loved it too. Next time: parmesan.

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    Rachel @ Bakerita
    June 23, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    This looks amazing! I love roasted broccoli and make it just like this all the time 🙂

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    Amy | Club Narwhal
    June 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I am totally addicted to roasted broccoli! It’s such a tasty side dish that I almost forget it is good for me 🙂

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    June 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I didn’t try broccoli until after I had graduated from high school and when I finally did I realized that I actually liked it. Now I find that broccoli is one of my all time favorite veggies, and yet I’ve never had it oven roasted yet, I’m totally trying this out as soon as I buy some more!

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