Quick Oven Roasted Broccoli is low in carbs and rich in fiber. If you haven't roasted your veggies yet, you're missing out on a real treat! The florets come out of the oven golden brown with caramelized crispy edges, and they're delicious. It only takes a few minutes of prep time and is very healthy! Toss roasted broccoli in your salads, serve it as a side dish, or eat it straight up.
How To Buy Broccoli
Choose firm stalks with tight dark green florets. Flowering and yellowing broccoli is not fresh. The cut end of the stalk should be moist and not show signs of decay.
Store broccoli in the refrigerator, unwashed, in a loose plastic bag for up to 3 days.
What You Need
- Fresh broccoli
- Olive oil or avocado oil.
- Pink Himalayan salt or Redmond's Real Salt.
- Black pepper
How to Prep Roasted Broccoli
- Wash thoroughly, and then cut the woody end off each stalk. Trim the florets from the stalks. You can eat the stalks too!
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the broccoli with the oil, salt, and pepper, making sure that the broccoli is evenly coated.
- Next, scatter the broccoli on a sheet pan without crowding the pan so hot air can circulate. If the pieces are too close together, they'll steam, and they won't get the crispy edges that make this dish so good.
- Place the pan in a 400-degree oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper so the broccoli is not sitting on the surface of your pan. Adjust salt and pepper to taste before serving.
Nutritional Benefits of Broccoli
Any way you prepare it, broccoli has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent choice. It is a cruciferous vegetable and a significant source of fiber, vitamins A, C, K, and folate.
According to Dr. Axe, moderate consumption of broccoli can lead to healthier teeth and gums, better eye health, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, to name a few.
A Few More Easy Roasted Vegetable Recipes!
As you can see, roasted broccoli is really easy to make. Using the same methods, you can roast cauliflower, asparagus, carrots, and kale to perfection using similar methods. They're all easy to make and to me, taste much better than boiling or steaming them and way more healthy than eating take out!
- Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic
- Oven Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
- Roasted Asparagus
- How to Roast Brussels Sprouts
- Oven Roasted Bell Peppers
- Kale Chips with Parmesan
Quick Oven Roasted Broccoli
- 1 bunch broccoli (about 1 ½ pounds), rinsed and trimmed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, coconut oil, or ghee
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spread broccoli in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Roast 20 minutes or until the edges are crispy. There is no need to flip the pieces while they roast.
- Serve hot.
The nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and it comes from online calculators. Although we try to attempt to provide accurate information, these figures are estimates only.