In case you have missed it, I’m actually on a blogging role. Meaning this is my second post this week. Hooray! Earlier I shared a favorite White Chicken Chili recipe and today I’m going to share one of my all time FAVORITE side dishes. OVEN ROASTED BROCCOLI. You may role your nose at the thought or smell of broccoli. You may have thoughts of mushy brownish school lunch broccoli, or you may have thoughts of your childhood eating ‘trees’ and ‘stumps’ like I do. Whatever your thoughts and feelings on broccoli are, this oven roasted broccoli dish can change your mind and make you a broc-liever.
Now I don’t want to set your expectations too high, but really I think you can expect something good from this. This dish is my favorite! I can eat it like candy. And if you know me, you know I have the biggest sweet tooth. This stuff is like gold. I seriously love it. I also love that it is quick and easy to make and oh so good! My husband and I can polish off a pound of oven roasted broccoli if left unattended. It is seriously so good. Okay enough said, let me show you how easy it is to make!
Yield: 4 servings
Time: 20-25 minutes
- 1 lb broccoli
- 2 T olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- additional garnishments
- shredded Parmesan cheese
- Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry broccoli. Chop into individual florets. I like to cut mine long and skinny so I don’t have to try and figure out what to do with the broccoli stems. Place broccoli, olive oil, and garlic in a large bowl and mix until combined. Pour broccoli onto a large cookie sheet (you can line it with parchment or paper for easier clean up). Spread broccoli into a single layer and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until broccoli is crisp tender, stirring every 5-7 minutes. You may need to adjust the cooking time to less if your pan is more skillet like – like I used, or you may need to cook longer if its a regular aluminum pan. You can also garnish cooked broccoli with shredded Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
If you are looking to pair your oven roasted broccoli with a delicious meal try my new recipe for Hayashi Chicken.
This quick and easy oven roasted broccoli made me a vegetable lover and it can make you one too. It pairs great with so many sides, and I hate to admit that its so good I could eat it on its own too. Let me know what you serve your oven roasted broccoli with!