Recipe: Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

By on December 20, 2012 in Recipes with 15 Comments

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

We’ve never taken a vote for favorite vegetable in our house, but I’m pretty sure that if we did, broccoli would win hands down. There is however disagreement on how it should be cooked. I like a little crunch to it and my son likes his broccoli mushy.

Typically I cook broccoli in a steamer basket, but I have to say that flavor wise, roasted broccoli is the way to go. The high heat and a little drizzle of olive oil produces little spots of caramelization on the broccoli that are absolutely delicious. Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top and this is one vegetable you won’t have to coax your kids into eating (or your husband).

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

You may want to give the broccoli a little stir once or twice while it’s cooking so it doesn’t get too browned in any one spot. If you wanted to add even more flavor, you could spice it up with some red pepper flakes or add some minced garlic.

Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

  • 1 head of broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Toss broccoli with olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Roast about 12 minutes, until broccoli is tender and lightly browned.
  4. Toss with cheese and serve.

Yield: 4 side dish servings

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  1. Ummm, I could eat roasted broccoli for breakfast, lunch and dinner–it is my favorite, and this looks perfect! I love the addition of the parmesan cheese :)

  2. Ann says:

    Roasting definitely is the way to go with veggies! Looks delicious. :-)

  3. joan says:

    Definitely roasted for me too. Love it!
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  5. Bee's Eats says:

    I love Roasted Broccoli, it is by far my favorite! I always squeeze lemon juice right out of the oven and it is delicious! The only way my boyfriend will eat broccoli :) Happy Eating!
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  6. Chris says:

    I’ve never thought of roasting broccoli before. Great recipe idea
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  7. Bonnie says:

    I love roasted broccoli (actually all roasted veggies!). Lately, I’ve been steaming it for a couple of minutes, and then roasting with OO, salt, pepper. Prevents the broccoli from getting too dried out when roasting. Will add some parmesan next time!
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  8. Peggy says:

    I love roasted broccoli! And I love how easy and simple this recipe is =)
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