Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is an easy side dish to make with any meal. Coated with garlic, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper on it, this recipe hardly takes any effort or time to make. So, here is how to make Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan Recipe.
A good side dish with any meal can turn the tables around.
Don’t you agree? I am a big side dish fan, it makes the meal look good, makes it filling and even more flavorful.
And therefore, be it an Indian meal or a Continental, a side dish is a must in all my meals.
One of my recent favorite side dish to make this Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli.
Its yum and even has many nutritional benefits.
It is considered a superfood that is loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C to aid in iron absorption.
We all have heard that eating greens are good for our body, so here I am with a recipe that is filled with the goodness of broccoli greens.
This is the simplest recipe of all and gets ready in less than 20 minutes.
You can also have it as a snack in between the meals or whenever the hunger strikes.
Whenever I make a Grilled Chicken, Fish or Prawns, this roasted broccoli is a must in my plate with a side of mashed potatoes. What a comforting and healthy meal, Right?
About the recipe
It is a simple recipe where broccoli florets are mixed with olive oil, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
They are then roasted in the oven and then mixed with some parmesan cheese later.
This roasted vegetable gets a nice tangy twist from the lemon juice and zest.
Parmesan cheese makes it a whole lot better and furthermore, broccoli and drizzle of olive oil with parmesan taste amazing.
For this dish, all you have to do is mix the ingredients and place them on a baking sheet, roast it. Voila, it’s ready!
So, believe me, I can vouch for it when I say that Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan is another level great.
It not only works as a filling meal in itself. But, it lets you have your daily dose of green under 20 minutes.
Can I use Frozen Broccoli in place of Fresh one?
Try to use fresh broccoli to make this dish as far as possible.
If using frozen broccoli, you will have to increase the baking time to get rid of the excess moisture.
Apart from the recipe mentioned below, you can add the below ingredients and make a new version of this dish
- Add Sliced Onion while roasting
- Add Cauliflower Florets while roasting
- Finish the roasted broccoli with Balsamic Drizzle
- Add Chopped Carrots
- Add Asparagus while roasting
- Add halved Brussels Sprouts while roasting
- Sprinkle with Breadcrumbs along with cheese
Sprinkling bread crumbs while roasting the broccoli will make it, even more, crunchier and tasty.
Just sprinkle 1/4 cup breadcrumbs over the broccoli along with parmesan cheese and bake as directed.
It will give a nice crunch while biting on the broccoli.
This is also a great side dish and can be served with any main course of your choice.
I sometimes like to eat it on its own for lunch as it’s quite healthy and doubles up as a warm salad.
Serve it with,
Pro Tips by Neha
Cut the broccoli into even bite-size pieces.
Do not overcrowd the baking sheet. While roasting, broccoli will release steam and if there isn’t enough space for it to escape, it will make the broccoli soggy instead of crispy.
If you want no cleaning business after cooking this recipe, just mix all the ingredients in a zip lock bag, line the tray with aluminum foil. Discard the zip lock bag and aluminum foil after baking and you have a clean kitchen with no traces of cooking after baking this recipe.
However, to reduce the usage of plastic, I encourage to mix it up in a glass bowl and wash the bowl afterward.
I recommend roasting the broccoli at a slightly higher temperature as it gives a nice crunch to the outer layer.
You can also add 1/4 cup breadcrumbs to the broccoli for added crunch.
Increase or decrease the amount of garlic as per your liking. I like it garlicky hence more garlic.
Bake for another 5-6 minutes after adding the cheese for a more caramelized taste.
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Step by Step Recipe
Add broccoli, olive oil, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl and mix well.
Transfer the broccoli on the baking sheet and spread evenly in a single layer.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese on the broccoli.
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe
- 4 cups Broccoli (Cut into small florets)
- 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Garlic (Minced)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
- Pre heat the oven to 425 Degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Spray a baking sheet with olive oil.
- Add broccoli, olive oil, garlic, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest in a bowl and mix well.
- Transfer the broccoli on the baking sheet and spread evenly in a single layer.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese on the broccoli.
- Bake for another 5-6 minutes if you wish to, for extra crunch.
- Serve immediately.