How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli – perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

Here’s another foundational recipe for the newer cooks out there- Roasted Broccoli.  It is as simple as it is delicious!  A quick chop and drizzle of olive oil and into the oven it goes.  Roasting enhances the beloved broccoli flavor with a few crisp edges and a perfectly tender texture.

Serve it as a simple side dish hot out of the oven with a squeeze of lemon.  Or try adding different sauces like this Vegan Hollandaise (scroll down for more fun ideas!). Or use this roasted broccoli recipe as a healthy addition to buddha bowls, pasta dishes, and salads.  We love it in this Roasted Broccoli Salad!

We are sure you will find many inspired ways to use it!

How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

Ingredients for Easy Roasted Broccoli

  • Broccoli
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

How to Make Crispy Oven-Roasted Broccoli

Preheat oven 450F

Step One: Cut the broccoli into 1-2 inch pieces.  Cutting bigger than bite-size helps them get a good sear without overcooking. Cut the stem into 2 inch lengths about 1/2 inch thick.

toss the broccoli florets with olive oil and salt

Step Two: Place the cut broccoli in a bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and a couple of pinches of salt.

rub broccoli with olive oil and salt or garlic salt if desired.

Toss the broccoli florets and stems with olive oil.

Tip: Rubbing the oil into the broccoli with your hands will coat it more thoroughly and help it achieve crispy edges.

lay broccoli on a rimmed sheet pan with parchment

Step Three: Lay out the broccoli in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

perfect roasted broccoli oven roasted broccoli

Step Four: Bake at 450F  for 15-20 minutes.

Once you have your Crispy Roasted Broccoli- think of the many things you will be able to do with it!  Doctor it up with flavorful sauces and spice mixes to create the perfect side dish to pair with what you are serving.

Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

Get creative with Sauces and Spices!

Easy Roasted Broccoli Salad with toasted almonds, kalamata olives, and lemon zest, drizzled with delicious Mustard Seed Maple Dressing.  Amazingly simple, yet filled with so much vibrant flavor. 

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How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

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How to make Crispy Oven Roasted Broccoli - perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli in under 30 minutes. Fast and EASY Recipe!

Easy Roasted Brocolli

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: vegetable
  • Method: roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe is perfect as a simple side dish or use to enhance other dishes.  Baking in a hot oven yields tender-crisp broccoli all in under 30 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Trim off the tougher stem and peel broccoli stem if needed.  (If broccoli is freshly picked it will probably not need peeling).
  3. Cut into slightly larger then bite sized pieces.  This size allows the broccoli to get a good sear without over cooking.  Cut the stem into 2 inch lengths about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Place cut broccoli in a bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper into the broccoli lightly massaging in with your hands.
  5. Arrange broccoli in a single layer, on a sheet pan covered with parchment (optional, but makes for easy clean up).
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.  The broccoli with continue to cook on the sheet pan, when you bring it out of the oven.  Move immediately to a serving dish to keep it tender crisp.
  7. Serve warm as it or with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.  Check out additional serving suggestions in the notes.

Notes

If you prefer your broccoli cooked softer then al dente, set the oven at 425F and bake for 20-25 min.

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 45
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Fat: 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Thanks Sylvia
    As usual your recipes are absolutely amazing.
    They are so healthy and easy to follow as well as delicious.
    Just about to make your healthy baked broccoli!
    You are a queen!