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    Roasted Broccoli

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is going to boost your side dish game big time! It’s tender and perfectly seasoned, and that little bit of caramelization takes it over the top.

    Just fresh broccoli, a little olive oil, and some simple seasonings are all you need. And it’s super versatile, and can go with just about anything.

    So fire up your oven, because once you try roasting broccoli, you’ll never go back to plain old steamed!

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is a sure winner side dish alongside your favorite mains.

    We love roasting vegetables. Some extra level of umami deliciousness comes out when they are baked. From Asparagus to Brussels Sprouts, the oven always bring out the best in veggies.

    Roasted broccoli is one of our favorite side dishes. The way those little buds get just a hint of crispiness, while the stem becomes nice and tender… just perfect!

    Why We Love Oven Roasted Broccoli

    • It’s easy on the work, and on cleanup.
    • Roasted broccoli is very versatile. It can pair with a number of different mains, and can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes.
    • Broccoli is a super healthy vegetable, packed with vitamins and minerals.
    • It’s seriously delicious!


    This is about as simple as it gets. We’ll give you a bunch of variations later in the post, but here are the basics:

    • Broccoli – Fresh, cut into bite sized florets.
    • Olive oil – Or any of your favorite cooking oils.
    • Garlic – Also great when roasted.
    • Salt and pepper
    • Red chili flakes – Optional as garnish.
    pile of cut up broccoli

    Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    1. Prep the broccoli: Cut the broccoli into bite sized florets. Toss if with olive oil, salt and pepper, then spread on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

    uncooked broccoli in baking sheet

    2. Roast: Place the broccoli in oven preheated to 425°F. Roast for for 18-20 minutes, or until your preferred doneness.

    finished product

    3. Enjoy! Wasn’t that easy?

    Recipe Tips and Notes

    • Use fresh, good quality broccoli. When shopping, avoid broccoli that has yellow or brown discolored spots.
    • Dry your broccoli after washing. This ensures that it crisps up and caramelizes.
    • Cut the florets into similar sized pieces, so that they all cook at a uniform rate.
    • For easy clean up, line your baking sheet with parchment paper. If you don’t have any, be sure to grease the baking sheet.
    • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet. All of the florets should have enough space for hot air to circulate around them.
    • Use the provided roasting time as a guideline only. The actual cooking time can vary depending on the size of the florets, your oven, or your preferred doneness.
    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is a sure winner side dish alongside your favorite mains.

    What to Serve with Roasted Broccoli

    Oven roasted broccoli goes with just about anything. If you’re looking for a meaty main to serve it with, some top picks are Seared Pork Chops, Salisbury Steak, BBQ Chicken, Pot Roast, and Chicken Fried Steak.

    Some great pasta pairings are Fettuccine Alfredo, Pesto Pasta, and Cajun Chicken Pasta. You can also use it as an add-in to those pastas.

    It can also give a big flavor boost over regular broccoli in our Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Casserole.

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is a sure winner side dish alongside your favorite mains.


    • Play around with different seasonings. Sprinkle on some Creole Seasoning, Shawarma Seasoning or Montreal Seasoning for different flavor profiles.
    • Give it all a squeeze of fresh lemon juice at the end for a burst of freshness.
    • Sprinkle on some finely shredded parmesan or asiago cheese at the end.
    • If you’re roasting broccoli as part of an Asian themed meal, add two teaspoons of minced garlic, two tablespoons of soy sauce, and replace one tablespoon of olive oil with sesame oil.
    • Add other veggies. Carrots, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes go great here.
    • Drizzle with your favorite sauce or dressing like Sriracha Mayo, Caesar Dressing, Remoulade, Garlic Aioli, or Yum Yum Sauce.

    Leftovers and Storage

    Refrigerate leftover roasted broccoli for 3-4 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the toaster oven or microwave.

    It can also be frozen for 2-3 months. Cool completely, then transfer to freezer safe zip top bags, squeezing out as much air as possible before sealing.

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is a sure winner side dish alongside your favorite mains.

    Give your favorite green veggie a major upgrade, and try our oven roasted broccoli recipe. It’s so super easy to make, and so super delicious, that you’ll wonder why you used to steam it.

    Pin or bookmark this great recipe so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up new easy recipes for you!

    Roasted Broccoli, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!

    serving of oven roasted broccoli atop the Gypsy Plate

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    Roasted Broccoli

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    This easy oven Roasted Broccoli recipe is a sure winner side dish alongside your favorite mains.


    • 1.5 pounds broccoli, cut into florets
    • 3 Tbsp olive oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • red chili flakes, for garnish


    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
    2. In a large bowl, toss broccoli florets with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
    3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange broccoli on the baking sheet, allowing space between florets.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until your preferred doneness.
    5. Garnish with red chili flakes, and serve with your favorite main course.
    Nutrition Information
    Yield 4 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 361mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 6gSugar 2gProtein 4g

    Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.

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