Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The heat concentrates the flavors and caramelizes the natural sugars. A touch of olive oil gives a crispy, delicious finish. (Eating Well, Winter 2004) This is an easy and yummy alternative to steaming. Something about the oil and salt combination that makes this so good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 450 degrees.
  2. Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place on a large baking sheet (which is not air-insulated).
  4. Roast until broccoli is tender and blackened on the bottom, 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

Sometimes I make this twice a week because it's my very favorite side veggie dish! I love it to pieces and could probably have it more than that, but don't want to wear out its welcome with my husband :) I, too, put some foil on the bottom for easy clean up, fit as much broccoli florets (i don't measure, just eyeball) and use one lemon for juice. I also only roast at 400 degrees, for 4 min., then toss them around, put them back in for another 4 min. I really recommend this side dish; it's ridiculously easy, healthy, and FAST!

chef amelia bedelia July 23, 2013

This is a great way to serve vegetables. I cut my florets small and put the cut side down on the pan because I really like the caramelized part of the vegetable. I also use Reynolds non-stick foil on the pan to save on cleaning time. Delicious. Works great with cauliflower too. Thank you.

Nado2003 October 25, 2010

A deliciously simply way to prepare broccoli. The broccoli was drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with coarse salt, freshly ground pepper and then tossed to coat. The juice from half a lemon was drizzled over all. The texture of the broccoli was crisp tender. Something I will be making again. Thanks for posting.

PaulaG January 10, 2013