Incredible Roasted Broccoli

"There's a fairly similar recipe on here for roasted broccoli, but there's no temperature set, and that's KEY! Also, I like the broccoli to stand on its own--no need for pignoli, aka pine nuts! I, myself, have always loved broccoli, but this method of cooking is BY FAR the best."
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Ready In:
4 side servings




  • Preheat oven to 450º.
  • Cut stalks into florets. I find that small florets pick up a very crispy, delicious flavor! Throw in sliced garlic.
  • Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for twenty minutes. Check to see if crisp-tender, as well as crisp enough for you. (I roast at least 27 minutes!).
  • When satisfactorily roasted, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the broccoli, then top with the freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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  1. Very nice recipe with nice flavors. We felt that 20 minutes was too long for us - we like ours a little crisper. I think that this would be great cooked a little less time. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.
  2. So easy to do and the taste is so good. Love the parmesan on the broccoli. thanks melewen :) Made for cookbook tag game
  3. FAN-TASTIC! Very simple recipe, but oh, so satisfying. We made it with the lemon juice as well as the fresh-grated parmesan. They both added some interestng flavour but, honestly, the broccoli is good enough to stand up on its own. Thanks for sharing. Made for PAC Spring 2012.
  4. I really liked this recipe - as a new and different way to serve broccoli. I used jarred, chopped garlic and not all of it stayed on the broccoli. Some garlic fell to the bottom of the pan where it burned and was bitter. I might try sprinkling the chopped garlic over the top of the broccoli once it is on the roasting pan, and see if that helps take care of that. It was a delicious yet simple recipe that we all enjoyed. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Yummo!! Very best method of cooking broccoli!


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