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Roasted Broccoli is one of my favorite side dishes for dinner because it’s so healthy, simple and delicious.  My whole family prefers to eat broccoli roasted instead of boiled. The flavof of Roasted Broccoli is slightly bitter sweet and adding a little hot chili flakes makes this zesty with a little heat.

Take 4 cups of raw broccoli florets and toss them with a couple of tablespoons of your favorite olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon or so of crushed red pepper flakes depending on how spicy you like it, salt, pepper and about a 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Roast it all in the oven at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.  Flip the broccoli over at about 8 minutes into the roasting time so the broccoli gets browned on each side. If you like you can add some fresh grated Parmesan cheese in the last few minutes of roasting.

If you have any left over Roasted Broccoli add it to some pasta, you’ll be happy that you did! Here’s the recipe for ROASTED BROCCOLI PASTA

roasted broccoli with pasta

Roasted Broccoli is also great for HEALTHY, guilt free snacking.

Roasted Broccoli

Demetra Overton
I line a sheet tray with aluminum foil before roasting the broccoli for easy clean up
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups of raw broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese - optional


  • Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees
  • Toss the broccoli in the olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and garlic powder and spread it on the foil lined sheet tray in one layer
  • Roast in the oven at 425 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir and flip the broccoli around about 8 minutes in so the broccoli gets browned on each side
  • Add the fresh grated Parmesan cheese in the last 3 minutes of roasting.



6 Comments on Roasted Broccoli

  1. Nadine
    January 27, 2014 at 12:07 am (10 years ago)

    Always happy for new ways to revamp veggies, so my kids will eat them. I discovered roasting Brussels sprouts and my kids can’t get enough of them. I never thought about roasting broccoli! I will definitely give this a try. Thank you! x

    • sweetsavant
      January 28, 2014 at 12:27 am (10 years ago)

      Roasted broccoli is the BEST Nadine, along the same lines as roasting the Brussels sprouts. I think your kids will love it like mine do.

  2. Marie-Anne
    January 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm (11 years ago)

    Great recipe.. and love the leftover broccoli recipe too.

    • sweetsavant
      January 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm (11 years ago)

      THANKS! I’ll re-post the leftover broccoli recipe

  3. Gina
    January 23, 2013 at 3:33 am (11 years ago)

    Love roasted broccoli! I used fresh garlic, but never thought to use garlic powder and red pepper flakes. I’ll give it a try next time – faster and I won’t have to worry about it burning. Thanks Demetra!

    • sweetsavant
      January 23, 2013 at 4:29 am (11 years ago)

      You got it, Gina. I use the powdered garlic because the fresh garlic burns at such a high temperature. Thanks for your comment.


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