Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Garlic

Roasted broccoli. I know, some of you guys may be like, what the heck kind of silly recipe is this, right? The thing is, people always ask me for ideas for side dishes so I thought I’d share my most favorite way to make broccoli!

Broccoli is easily my most favorite veggie. And although Maddie isn’t a fan, Natalie also loves it so I make it multiple times a week in our house.

I love roasting broccoli over steaming it because I love how some of the little bulbs get nice and crispy. With steaming, it’s sometimes a bit tricky to avoid overcooking the broccoli and there is nothing worse than watery, mushy broccoli! It comes out perfectly every time I roast it in the oven.

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

This recipe is so simple. I just toss some fresh broccoli with some extra virgin olive oil and a hit of salt and garlic powder. Roast it at 425 for a good 10 minutes or so and then as soon as it comes out of the oven, give it a nice sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and serve!

Because I’m always trying to throw dinner together rather quickly, I typically use garlic powder, but if you’d rather use fresh garlic, you can, but I’d add it towards the end as it can burn roasting at a higher temperature. This broccoli pairs well with pretty much any main dish from chicken, beef, and even fish.

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Garlic

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Garlic
Yield: 4 servings

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

The easiest and most delicious way to make broccoli! Perfect with any dish!


  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the broccoli in a single layer.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the broccoli and sprinkle the garlic powder and salt. Use clean hands or a spoon to turn the broccoli so it is coated in the olive oil and garlic powder and salt.
  3. Roast the broccoli for 10-15 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese. Let sit for 1-2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

about 3/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Garlic

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