This Easy One-Pan Roasted Broccoli recipe is the perfect side dish on its own, or add the florets to a salad or casserole to bump up nutrition and crunch!
Face it. Broccoli is magically nutritious. You know you should be eating it on the reg. And if you’re lucky enough to enjoy the slightly bitter taste, you are probably looking for ways to add this health bomb to your plate.
Nutrients found in broccoli:
- vitamin C – makes your skin glow
- vitamin A – fights free radical damage and maintains healthy vision
- folate – an essential B vitamin crucial during pregnancy
- potassium – a mineral that keeps the heart, kidneys, and other organs working normally
- fiber – can help lower cholesterol and help maintain a healthy weight
I’m feeling healthier already, aren’t you?
There are many ways to cook broccoli–boiled (please don’t) steamed, sauteed, or stir-fried. My favorite way is roasted. It’s so simple and the flavor pay-off is huge.
How do I make Easy Roasted Broccoli?
Let’s start with two heads of broccoli.
Wash them off and pat them dry. Then cut all the florets off the stalk.
Now let’s coat the florets with some extra virgin olive oil. You could toss it in large bowl, but I prefer to just do it on the sheet pan. One less thing to wash, right! Sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
What Temperature do I roast broccoli?
I have found that I like to roast broccoli at 400-425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. This allows for a nice even browning without overcooking. The broccoli should not cook to the point of being soft. At the halfway point, take the sheet out and give the broccoli a toss so it cooks evenly.
And that’s it!
Now go forth and be healthy!
Other Easy Roasted Broccoli Ideas
- Add the zest and juice of one lemon to the broccoli after it’s cooked
- Toss with shredded parmesan or feta
- Drizzle with sesame oil and toss with toasted sesame seeds
Nutrition information in this post was found on WebMD.Print
easy one pan roasted broccoli
This Easy Roasted Broccoli recipe is the perfect side dish on its own, or add the florets to a salad or casserole to bump up nutrition and crunch!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minuts
- Yield: about 6 cups 1x
- Category: Sides
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Continental
- two large heads of broccoli, about 8 cups
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
- 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
- pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- wash broccoli under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel
- cut the florets off the stalk. cut larger pieces so florets are about the same size
- spread broccoli on a shallow, 11 x 17 baking pan
- drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the broccoli, tossing to coat
- sprinkle with salt and pepper
- bake for 10 minutes; remove pan and toss broccoli so it cooks evenly
- bake another 10 minutes, or until desired doneness
- adjust seasoning if needed
- This recipe is delicious as is, but it’s only a staring point. Try these ideas to take Easy Roasted Broccoli to the next level.
- Add lemon zest and fresh lemon juice to the broccoli after it’s been cooked.
- Toss with shredded parmesan or feta.
- Drizzle with sesame oil and toss with lightly toasted sesame seeds.
Keywords: broccoli, vegetarian, healthy
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