What I love about oven roasted broccoli
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.
Here’s what you’ll need to roast broccoli
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.
FAQs and Tips for cooking broccoli in the oven
Broccoli can be so delicious if it is seasoned and cooked well. You want to make sure to add salt and pepper, but garlic is always a great option.
No matter how you cook broccoli, or any other vegetable for that matter, you are diminishing the nutrients a bit. Roasting will allow the broccoli to still retain some of the great nutrients it contains.
Yes, of course you can. Reheated roasted broccoli still tastes great and will hold on to some of the delicious charred texture!
Our favorite things to serve with roasted broccoliPrint
- 1 large head of broccoli crowns, cut into pieces
- olive oil
- garlic powder, to taste
- salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- 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.
- Roast for 15 – 20 minutes or until broccoli is fully cooked (it will have just started to brown).
- Category: Sides
- Method: Roasting
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 69
- Sugar: 0.4 g
- Sodium: 7.7 mg
- Fat: 7.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.8 g
- Fiber: 0.6 g
- Protein: 0.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Published: June 23, 2014. Updated: April 2, 2022.
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