Easy Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

Who doesn’t love an easy, quick and tasty recipe? This Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe checks all the boxes!

 First of all, it’s so very easy to make. Secondly, only a few ingredients are needed. And lastly, everyone in the house loves it.

However, this broccoli is not only tasty; it’s also healthy.

You will be amazed at how delicious (and yes, nutritious) broccoli can be when you roast it to perfection with olive oil and garlic.

Add a little Parmesan cheese for extra flavor?  Well…that’s just the icing on the cake!

I have this recipe served as a side dish with dinner at least once every couple of weeks.

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe can be served as a side dish or for lunch.  

Even picky eaters who turn their noses up at broccoli will love this recipe and you’ll love how easy it is to make!

Roasted parmesan broccoli served on a white plate with a linen napkin as decoration.

Ingredients To Make roasted parmesan Broccoli

– Broccoli: Fresh broccoli is my preference, but frozen will also work in a pinch.

– Olive oil:  You can use any oil you like, but I prefer Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

– Garlic: Fresh garlic is preferable. I use a microplane to finely minced the garlic, but you may also mince it by hand using a knife.

– Lemon: Fresh lemon juice really brightens the flavor.

– Parmesan cheese: I prefer freshly grated parmesan. For this dish, I also use pre-grated, but the flavor isn’t nearly as good.

– Salt & Pepper: Seasoning with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper is my preference.

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Frequently asked questions

Which is healthier, cooked broccoli or raw broccoli?

Cooked broccoli is healthier than raw broccoli. Cooked broccoli has more nutrients than raw broccoli. Cooking helps improve the bioavailability of many nutrients, especially carotenoids and Vitamin C. It also lower the levels of certain phytochemicals.

Does frozen broccoli taste as good as fresh?

Yes, frozen broccoli has the same flavor as fresh broccoli. Frozen broccoli is also just as healthy as fresh broccoli. There are no additives or preservatives in frozen veggies that aren’t found in fresh vegetables.

Why is my cooked broccoli brown?

The brown color is a result of overcooking your veggies. The broccoli should be cooked at 425 degrees F for 8 minutes, then stirred and flipped, cooking an additional 8 minutes until the desired tenderness has been reached.

Is brown broccoli edible?

If you cooked your broccoli too long, the surface of the vegetable has been exposed to air for a while and it can turn brown. The optimal cooking time for broccoli is 3-4 minutes. If you cook your veggies longer than that, they will have lost their vibrant green color.

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Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

Roasted parmesan broccoli served on a white plate in a wooden background with salt ad pepper shakers and garlic cloves.

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

This Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe it's so very easy to make. It's low carb and can be served as a side dish with dinner or lunch.


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680g) broccoli, cut into florets of even size
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from half a lemon, about 1 tablespoon
  • Kosher salt
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with olive oil.
  3. Toss the broccoli with all olive oil salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then stir and flip the broccoli, bake for an additional 8 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  5. Enjoy!Roasted parmesan broccoli served on a white plate with a linen napkin as decoration.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 124Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 4mgSodium 152mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g

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