Monday, August 6, 2012

Dining on a Dime: Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

This recipe is far and away one of my favorites, and its very much a crowd pleaser. Maybe people just don't want to hurt my feelings, but I've never gotten less than rave reviews on this broccoli. We probably have this side two times a week or more and its extremely easy to vary the veggies you use as well.

I cannot impress how easy this is. You will need:

  • Broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
This is another recipe that is super easy. Toss your broccoli into a bowl (if it's frozen thaw it at least partially) and drizzle with olive oil. Be careful not to use too much or your veggies will be a little soggy. You just want to coat the broccoli lightly and give the other ingredients something to stick too. Next, add your other ingredients. This is definitely another one of those dishes where there is no exact amount I can tell you to use. Use as much or as little as you would like. You can also use fresh garlic, which will get a little sweet when it's roasted. If I use fresh garlic, I also tend to still use just a little garlic powder. We're big garlic fans in our house. And its good for you, so no complaints there.

Once everything is added, simply stir until the broccoli is coated. Next, spread the broccoli onto a pan that has been lightly greased. I typically use a jelly roll pan. I like something with sides.

Now, pop your broccoli into a preheated 425°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the broccoli starts to get brown and crispy.

It's as easy as that. We have not had steamed broccoli in our house since I discovered roasting it. It's so much better and super simple. As a side note, I've also done this same recipe with Brussels sprouts, one of my very favorites, and it is amazing. It would also be yummy with cauliflower.

Now, THAT is a meal!


  1. Love broccoli and this sounds like something I would love to eat!

  2. YUM! I've roasted a lot of veggie but never broccoli. I'm gonna have to try this. Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays!

  3. Thank you! I promise you will not be disappointed! I haven't had steamed broccoli since the first time I made this!!

  4. I've made a broccoli dish similar to this. It tastes great! If you have the extra time, roasting a head of garlic and adding a clove or two to the broccoli disk is amazing!

    Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!