Side Dish

Roasted Broccoli

This garlic roasted broccoli is a super easy side dish! Topped with fresh lemon zest and real parmesan cheese - its a delicious vegetable to eat!


This simple roasted broccoli makes a fantastic and easy side dish that your family will love! Pairs great with everything! 


Whatever side dish you had planned for your dinner tonight, forget it.
You want, no you NEED to make this!

This is seriously the best way I have ever eaten broccoli, ever!
And I like my broccoli.
This easy and delicious side dish should really be labeled “The Best Broccoli of Your Life”.

This whole food side dish should really be labeled "The Best Broccoli of Your Life"! Its THAT good!

Roasting broccoli brings out this awesome flavor that otherwise is totally hidden. And when you add a little roasted garlic to the mix and top it with freshly grated lemon zest and real parmesan cheese, you have a stellar side dish made with actual real ingredients!

If you are looking for some other great broccoli dishes, I highly recommend checking out my absolute favorite broccoli salad!

great weeknight veggie! Its so easy and so delicious!

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American


2 large heads of broccoli

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp ground pepper

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

zest and juice from 1/2 lemon


Preheat your oven to 425
Take 2 large bunches of broccoli and cut it into florets.
Wash them and dry them super thoroughly.
Put some tin foil on a lined cookie sheet.
Place your broccoli on the cookie sheet and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top, sprinkle with kosher salt and some black pepper to taste.
Slice 4 heads of garlic and place these on the cookie sheet, too.
Now toss it all together.
Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp tender and getting a bit brown on the tips.
Remove the pan from the oven and zest a lemon over the broccoli, followed by a squeeze of lemon juice.
Drizzle a little more olive oil on top, sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and toss.

Recipe Slightly adapted from (Amateur Gourmet, who adapted it from Ina Garten)


Looking for other easy weeknight side dishes? Try these out!

Bulgur Salad with Cranberries, Cucumbers and Chickpeas

easy bulgar side dish recipe

Easy Roasted Green Beans

Easy Roasted Green Beans


This simple roasted broccoli makes a fantastic and easy side dish that your family will love! Pairs great with everything!
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  • Reply
    November 16, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    oh I love love love roasted broccoli- no fuss big impact side! Gets me everytime!!

  • Reply
    Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny
    November 16, 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Mmmm I love broccoli and this looks amazing! The addition of lemon juice sounds wonderful 🙂

  • Reply
    Ilan (IronWhisk Blog)
    November 17, 2011 at 4:40 AM


    Looks good.

    I was reading a blog and saw your blog name and I thought I should visit it 😀

  • Reply
    June 5, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Ah I just tried it and gave you a shoutout on my blog. YUM!!

  • Reply
    June 5, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    YUM! I just made this last night and gave you a shoutout on my blog!

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