Oven-Roasted Broccoli With Parmesan (Low Fat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 17 mins

Broccoli has gotten a bad rap in the diet world. People are just so sick of eating steamed broccoli. Instead of steaming, roast it with some garlic and Parmesan, which give it a new life and take eating it from a chore to a delight. From The Most Decadent Diet Ever cookbook by Devin Alexander, author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim the broccoli, leaving about 1/2 inch of stem attached to the florets.
  3. Toss the broccoli in a large bowl with the Parmesan, parsley, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt to taste.
  4. Toss in the red pepper flakes, if using.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and toss again until all of the florets are thoroughly coated.
  6. Transfer to a medium nonstick baking sheet an bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Then toss the broccoli again and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until the florets are lightly browned and tender.
  8. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Mmmmmm, a delicious way to enjoy broccoli that I will use again! Served with risotto, made a great dinner. Thanks!

Sharon123 December 30, 2011

Made this today for lunch...combining it with a recipe for oven roasted asparagus with Parmesan. The two vegetables combined together so wonderfully! I do not have garlic powder in my spice cabinet, but wanted to enjoy the garlic flavor distributed equally in the recipe, so I used some garlic infused olive oil. I also used a bit more red pepper flakes then the recipe calls for. I will definitely make this recipe again. Made and reviewed for the 56th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.

Chef Buggsy Mate September 11, 2011

Wonderful mix of flavors. I used dried parsley. And I cooked the broccoli a little bit longer cause they were still too crispy for my taste. Thanks Crafty Lady :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette May 09, 2011