The Best Roasted Broccoli

Roasting is one of the best ways to bring out the flavor of vegetables and make them deliciously crisp. Roasting broccoli brings out a nutty flavor and makes it deliciously sweet.

Keep reading to find out how to cook the best roasted broccoli with a flavor combination to wow your pallet.

Fun Fact- These tender, tasty florets pack in tons of cancer-fighting compounds, making them a real superfood. They’re also very easy to prepare at home.

The Best Roasted Broccoli

Why we love The Best Roasted Broccoli

Eat your “tree’s” and love them too. Calling all broccoli lovers and non broccoli lovers. Every time I hear someone say they do not like broccoli I automatically assume they have not tried The Best Roasted Broccoli.

Mixing the roasted broccoli with the delectable taste of parmesan, lemon juice and garlic flavors this health packed veggie to perfection. I can’t imagine a world with out this recipe. If your little ones are reluctant to eating these health packed trees then give this recipe a go. Even the pickiest eaters will devour every last bite.

How to make The Best Roasted Broccoli

Add your broccoli florets to a baking pan lined with foil (or parchment paper). Drizzle or spray with olive oil and add your seasoning. Bake at 425F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and toss with fresh lemon juice and parmesan.

If you find that roasting the broccoli at 425F gives too much char for your liking, then you may reduce the temperature to 400F.

Kid Friendly Roasted Broccoli

Sometimes you find yourself as a parent feeding your children all the colors of the rainbow with healthy fruits and veggies. Other days you’re happy to hand over that sugary treat or cookie for a quiet moment of sanity. It’s all about balance, so finding recipes packed with veggies and nutrients to combat the days where giving in just happens is a must. From now on I’m roasting all the veggies I can, since my son seems to absolutely love them.

The Best Roasted Broccoli will become your families new favorite side dish to enjoy over and over again.

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Roasted Broccoli

The Best Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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  • 12 ounce bag of trimmed broccoli florets
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Lemon juice from 1/4 to 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or parmesan romano cheese
  • salt/pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Line baking sheet with foil
  3. Trim any of the larger florets to bite sized pieces
  4. Mix together the broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper
  5. Roast in oven for 20 minutes
  6. Immediately upon removal from oven add parmesan cheese and lemon juice to taste
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 704.4mg
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3.6mg
Can you Roast Frozen Broccoli?

Yes, although roasting fresh broccoli will result in a a crispier texture.

How to Roast Broccoli from Frozen?

Empty a frozen bag of broccoli onto a baking pan lines with parchment paper. Add olive oil and seasoning to the broccoli. Space the broccoli out evenly and bake at 400F for 25-30 minutes, turning half way for even cooking.

How long to roast Broccoli at 400F

Fresh broccoli will take about 20-25 minutes at 400F. From Frozen the broccoli florets takes 25-30 minutes.

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