Perfectly tender, crispy Roasted Broccoli is going to be your new favorite side dish! This recipe only takes about 5 minutes hands-on time and couldn’t be easier. The broccoli is coated in olive oil and seasonings, then roasted to golden brown perfection. Drizzle with lemon juice or add a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and enjoy with a variety of entrees.
Once you learn how to make roasted broccoli, you may never go back to any other method. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients, the process is easy and this will be the best broccoli you’ll ever taste. Every time, it turns out super flavorful with the perfect texture that’s nice and crisp, but tender too, and deliciously seasoned.
Why you will love this recipe
- Quick and easy: You only need 5 minutes of prep time to clean, chop and season the broccoli, and then let the oven do all of the work.
- Pairs with any main: This broccoli recipe is one of the most versatile side dishes that goes with everything from fish and beef to chicken and pastas.
- Healthy: Broccoli is a superfood that’s loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This recipe is also vegan and gluten free.
This oven roasted broccoli recipe is made with simple pantry staples. Here’s everything you will need:
- Broccoli florets: For perfectly charred, crisp oven roasted broccoli, use fresh, firm, dark green broccoli florets. Frozen broccoli has a high water content, and will not get as crisp.
- Oil: We like to use grapeseed oil or olive oil for cooking the broccoli and helping the seasonings adhere to the florets.
- Seasonings: Toss the florets in a flavorful blend of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
How to make this recipe
- Prep: Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- Add spices: In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and seasoning. Transfer the mixture onto a large baking sheet and be sure not to overcrowd it. If needed, divide it into two baking sheets.
- Roast: Place pan in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through and browned around the edges. Remove from oven and drizzle with lemon or parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Cutting the florets: For best results, when chopping the broccoli, keep the stems as long as possible and keep the florets similar in size, so they cook at the same rate.
- To finish the dish: We like to finish the roasted broccoli off with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and/or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. These final touches add a little extra flavor and pizzaz to your side!
- Air fryer option: Want to try making your roasted broccoli in the air fryer? See my recipe for 10-minute crispy air fryer broccoli.
Frequently asked questions
Is roasted broccoli healthy?
Yes, broccoli is a very healthy vegetable! According to Healthline, broccoli contains many vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Broccoli’s benefits include helping reduce inflammation, keeping blood sugar stable, and strengthening the immune system.
Is broccoli better steamed or roasted?
There are less nutrients loss by eating broccoli raw or steaming it, but roasted broccoli is still really good for you. It still has plenty of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s low in calories and fat compared to many other side dishes.
Why is my broccoli soggy in the oven?
After washing the broccoli, be sure that the florets are completely dry. The drier the broccoli, the crispier it will get when you roast it. If it’s a bit wet, it could end up steaming. You also want to be sure to cook the florets at a high temperature of 425 degrees, as listed in the recipe.
The great thing about this easy roasted broccoli recipe is that it pairs well with almost any main dish! It’s also great added to other recipes. Here’s some delicious options you might want to try:
Store any leftovers you might have in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days.
Two options to reheat or use it in another dish:
- Warm it in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds. This method will heat it up but will not re-crisp it.
- Reheat in the oven at 375ºF for about 4-5 minutes. We recommend the oven as the best reheating option because the broccoli will crisp up again.
- Add it to other recipes: Use leftover roasted broccoli in omelets or scrambled eggs. You could even use it as a topping for homemade pizza or stir it into pasta dishes, like mac and cheese.
More side dish recipes
- Garlic Butter Mushrooms
- Easy Roasted Veggies
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 12 ounces broccoli florets, about 4 cups
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed or olive oil
- ½ teaspoon EACH Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil and seasoning. Transfer the mixture onto a large baking sheet and be sure not to overcrowd it. If needed, divide it into two baking sheets.
- Roast for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through and browned around the edges. Remove from oven and drizzle with lemon or parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about 3 to 4 days.
- Reheat in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds. This method will heat it up but will not re-crisp it.
- Reheat in the oven at 375ºF for about 4-5 minutes. If you have the time, the oven is the best reheating option, as the broccoli will crisp up again.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.