The easiest oven Roasted Broccoli recipe that may be served as a side to just about any entree or lunch. Broccoli florets with oil, garlic, and seasoning are baked until tender and golden. We love to serve this topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Broccoli on a plate with parmesan cheese.

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We love simple roasted vegetable recipes from Roasted Cauliflower to Roasted Carrots, Baked Asparagus, and of course crispy Roasted Potatoes. Roasted veggies make for an easy dinner side dish, just toss them together with some seasonings and the oven will do the rest.

If you love a good hands-free side dish, this oven-roasted Broccoli might become your new favorite way to enjoy broccoli.

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli has always been a popular healthy side dish that pairs well with Pan-Seared Steak, Chicken Breast Recipes, and just about any dinner. Roasting the broccoli florets in the oven gives it slight crispiness out the outside and keeps them tender and juicy. It also looks great with irresistible golden edges.

You will love how versatile this recipe is. Our favorite topping here is parmesan but you can tweak the seasonings or add-ins to your personal preferences with great results (see variations and ideas below).

Oven roasted broccoli florets on a plate.

Ingredients

The ingredients for roasted broccoli and so minimal and you most likely already have them all on hand!

  • Broccoli – Fresh broccoli is best for this recipe. 
  • Oil – Though we used olive oil for the recipe, you can substitute it for your favorite oil on hand. Avocado oil or even vegetable oil will work just fine.
  • Seasoning – We kept the seasoning to just the classic salt and pepper.
  • Garlic – Though we love freshly minced garlic with broccoli, you can easily substitute for garlic powder or opt out of the garlic completely. If you don’t want the garlic crispy, add it halfway through cooking instead of at the beginning.
Raw broccoli florets with oil, garlic and seasonings in ramekins on a bakig sheet.

Pro Tip: You can also roast the stem of the broccoli head, but be sure to use a vegetable peeler to remove the tough layer on the broccoli stem, otherwise, it can be tough to chew. Once the stem is peeled, cut it into bite-sized pieces and toss it in with the rest of the broccoli.

How to Roast Broccoli

The oven-baked broccoli is best when enjoyed right out of the oven so plan on having your entree ready to be served.

  1. Prep – Preheat the oven and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut broccoli – Cut the broccoli into medium florets. Be sure to cut them into uniform pieces for even cooking.
  3. Season- Add the broccoli to the baking sheet, drizzle with oil, add the garlic, salt, pepper and toss to coat.
  4. Cook- Roast the broccoli until the edges are lightly browned and desired doneness.

How Long Do You Roast Broccoli?

The roasting time for the broccoli florets will depend on two factors, the size of your florets and the temperature of the oven. Here are some standard times for medium florets:

  • At 350°F: 30 – 35 minutes.
  • At 375°F: 25 – 30 minutes.
  • At 400°F: 18 – 22 minutes.
  • At 425°F: 14 – 18 minutes.

Roasted Broccoli Variations

Though this classic roasted broccoli recipe is absolutely delicious and doesn’t really need anything else, here are some ideas in case you want to try some add-ins:

  • Almond – Add sliced almonds to either the last 5 minutes of baking to taste the almonds, or just add them when serving.
  • Lemon – Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the roasted broccoli just before serving.
  • Cheese – Add freshly shredded or grated parmesan cheese before serving.
  • Bacon – Add bite-sized bacon pieces to the broccoli about 10 minutes before the time is up for bacon broccoli.
  • Dressing- Whip up a fresh batch of Avocado Ranch to serve as a dipping sauce for the broccoli.
  • Heat – If you like some heat in your food, add some red pepper flakes to broccoli when roasting.
  • Balsamic – Drizzle with our Balsamic Glaze before serving.
Broccoli florets oven roasted on a baking sheet.

Make-Ahead

You’ll want to enjoy the roasted broccoli warm for the best results but leftovers also keep well.

  • Prep-Ahead: You can pre-chop and measure out the seasonings and oil ahead of time. Just before baking, toss it all together and put it in the oven.
  • Refrigerate: Once the broccoli has cooled to room temperature, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 days.
  • Freeze: Transfer cooked and cooled broccoli to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months.

More Recipes with Broccoli

Broccoli is well loved in our family so we love to change up the way we cook it and find creative ways to add it to our meals. If you love broccoli as much as we do, you are sure to find some new favorites in this list:

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Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

5 from 124 votes
Author: Valentina Ablaev
Oven Roasted Broccoli served on white plate with parmesan cheese
The easiest Roasted Broccoli Recipe. Broccoli florets tossed with oil, salt, pepper, and garlic, then roasted until golden and crisp-tender.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli (1 head), cut into medium florets*
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp pepper, or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated parmesan, to serve, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On the prepared baking sheet, toss the broccoli florets with the oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Spread the broccoli in a single layer and roast in the oven until the edges are golden and lightly browned and the stems are crisp-tender, about 14-18 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan if using and serve right away.

Notes

*You can roast the broccoli stem as well, just be sure to use a vegetable peeler to remove the fibrous outer layer on the stem first, or it will be too tough to chew. 

Nutrition Per Serving

4g Serving154kcal Calories12g Carbs5g Protein11g Fat2g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat8g Monounsaturated Fat347mg Sodium548mg Potassium5g Fiber3g Sugar1061IU Vitamin A152mg Vitamin C85mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe
Serving Size
 
4 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
154
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Sodium
 
347
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
548
mg
16
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
1061
IU
21
%
Vitamin C
 
152
mg
184
%
Calcium
 
85
mg
9
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Broccoli, Broccoli with Parmesan, Oven-Roasted Broccoli, Roasted Broccoli
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 154

Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Tova
    February 18, 2024

    I’m very happy to see you including the usually neglected broccoli stalks, but why try to toss the Florets with oil and spices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet!?! Why not do the tossing in a bowl? Much neater and more evenly coated and seasoned!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 19, 2024

      Hi Tova! That would work too. It just saves time and fewer dishes to clean.

      Reply

  • Sergio Labra
    January 4, 2024

    Made it with lime-and-ancho-chile-seasoning and sliced almonds. Never knew broccoli could be this tasty!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2024

      So glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Serena Gayles
    December 11, 2023

    My son loves this receipe. He can not get enough. I have to add the fresh garlic halfway through as I am not a fan of the full roasted garlic flavor.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 11, 2023

      Hi Serena! I’m so glad he’s loving the recipe!

      Reply

  • Shirley
    November 13, 2023

    Does anyone know how much garlic powder? I don’t have garlic so I have to use powder and I cannot figure out how much. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2023

      Hi Shirly, if you have pure garlic powder then it’s pretty easy to substitute it for fresh cloves. One clove of garlic equals about 1/8th of a teaspoon of garlic powder – not much, so it’s worth starting small and tasting as you go!

      Reply

  • Donna
    September 25, 2023

    Looks delicious but only 4 grams is 154 calories????? That means 1 ounce of cooked broccoli is 1078 calories!?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 28, 2023

      HI Donna, there are 4 servings in this recipe (we didn’t measure it in grams) and each serving is 154 calories.

      Reply

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