Easy and Healthy Roasted Broccoli

I have an oldie but goodie recipe for ya today! And it’s one of my very favorite side dishes — ROASTED BROCCOLI.

Easy Roasted Broccoli

I’ve always liked broccoli but since finding out how delicious it tastes when roasted, I absolutely LOVE it. A little secret — if you’ve never tried roasting veggies, you’re totally missing out! Almost all vegetables taste better when roasted because it enhances the natural flavor and brings out the sweetness of the vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts are some of my favorite veggies to roast. Oh, and root vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips and carrots.

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Isaac and I make this roasted broccoli at least once a week. It’s really easy, tastes amazing and works well with just about any protein option — beans, tofu, fish, eggs… the possibilities are endless!

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Easy and Healthy Roasted Broccoli


Description

This roasted broccoli with a olive oil, sea salt, pepper and cayenne is absolutely delicious and packed with nutrients.


Ingredients

  • 1 large crown or 2 small crowns of broccoli, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks.
  3. Coat broccoli with the olive oil in a large bowl or on a cookie sheet. You can use your hands to make sure the oil is well coated on the broccoli.
  4. Sprinkle on the salt and pepper and mix well.
  5. Put the broccoli on a baking sheet/cookie sheet and put it in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. Once the tops of the broccoli are a little brown you’ll know it’s done.

 

The best part is that broccoli is really healthy for you (like all green vegetables)! It’s rich in vitamin C, K and A, folate, calcium and iron, as well as, other vitamins and minerals. If that’s not enough goodness, it’s also very low in calories and carbs and high in fiber. Eat up!

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  1. I made this tonight, and I’m shocked to say it was AMAZING! I didn’t know that broccoli could be amazing. Thanks for the recipe!!!

  2. I love roasted vegetables, especially broccoli and asparagus. It’s one of my favorite ways to prepare veggies 🙂 I need to figure out how to roast small veggies on the grill this summer since my oven makes our kitchen really hot!

  3. Hey! I just came across your blog this week and I am ADDICTED! I just started with January and and here I am in mid March already! Just wanted to let you know that my husband and I make this all the time & it is SUPER easy if done on the bbq. It cuts the time into a fraction as its usually 10 min to perfection!
    just an fyi 🙂

  4. I had a bunch of broccoli that I needed to use and was wondering what to do with it when I saw this recipe. It was my first time roasting veggies. The broccoli came out a little dry, so I’m thinking next time I should use a bit more oil and not cook it quite as long. It was still really tasty though. I’ll definitely be trying it again. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I’ve never roasted broc; we usually steam it. But I love, love roasted cauliflower, squash or Brussels sprouts. Yum.

  6. Thanks for the recipe, I made it yesterday afternoon with crushed red pepper instead of cayenne and did a little cheese on half and it was so good!!

  7. I love high fiber side dishes; especially when they’re so easy to whip to together! This looks great!

  8. Roasted broccoli (alongside parsnips, brussels sprouts, sweet potato and asparagus) are my favorite! I make an entire baking sheet of veggies for dinner when I’m feeling lazy/need to get some greens!

  9. I tried this roasted broccoli reciep last night, but I think I roasted them too much -.-‘ I’ll try again soon 😀
    A kiss from Italy 🙂

  10. I just made this for lunch! It was great, even my grandmother loved it!! Thanks for sharing Brittany 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful day

  11. Broccoli is seriously one of my favorite vegetables. I love it with a little brown sugar and parmesan cheese. SO freaking good. I usually either steam mine, or stir fry it. I should totally try roasting it!

    See you tonight!!!!!!!

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