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Eat your Broccoli! Easy Roasted Broccoli Your Family Will Love

This super simple Roasted Broccoli has been a game changer as far as getting my kids to eat their veggies. I make broccoli this way at least once a week!

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This super simple Roasted Broccoli has been a game changer as far as getting my kids to eat their veggies. I make broccoli this way at least once a week!

I debated posting this recipe, since it’s such a simple one…but it’s one of those recipes that is so good that I had to share “just in case” any of you have never tried roasted broccoli.  Since I did get a couple of emails asking how to roast broccoli, I decided that it was definitely a “blog-worthy” recipe.  So simple…so good.  If you are trying to make things a little more exciting in the veggie department, please try this one.

And I have to add that this recipe is definitely kid friendly…my kids gobble up their broccoli when I make it for them like this. Because I know this is a surefire way of seeing my kids eat their veggies, I like to make this roasted broccoli at least once a week.

I would highly recommend using a course salt and fresh ground pepper with this recipe, or change things up by adding some chopped garlic before roasting or sprinkling with grated Parmesan cheese when they come out of the oven.  Enjoy!

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Easy Roasted Broccoli

Yield: serves 4


  • 1 head broccoli, cut in florets
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • big pinch sea salt or kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Toss broccoli florets with a little olive oil, salt and pepper (and some chopped garlic or red pepper flakes if you like). Roast in 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or until slightly crisped and browned.

Serve this simple Roasted Broccoli with burgers, fish or grilled chicken.

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This super simple Roasted Broccoli has been a game changer as far as getting my kids to eat their veggies. I make broccoli this way at least once a week!

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35 comments on “Eat your Broccoli! Easy Roasted Broccoli Your Family Will Love”

  1. YUM! I love simple veggie recipes- they are always best! I hope you are doing well and had a fun super bowl weekend!

  2. Mmmm, roasted broccoli. Love it!

  3. I hate to waste so I use the stalks in stir fry. If you peel the outer layer off it tastes like a bamboo shoot.

  4. I am SO glad you posted this! I recently roasted cauliflower and was amazed by how wonderful it tasted. I wondered if I could do the same with broccoli – now I know! Thank so much!!!! 🙂

  5. In the beginning, I really needed recipes for roasted vegetables of all kinds, particularly to give me some guidelines on time and temperature. I also never would have used red pepper flake on broccoli had I not seen recipes like this one. So yay for posting this – you never know who’s reading or what they’re learning from it! 🙂

  6. Also? This is our favorite weeknight vegetable side, hands down. And having seen it now, I may put it in for tonight.

  7. Aggie,
    I’ve never roasted broccoli so I’m glad you posted this. I’m going to try it this way the next time I make broccoli. I love the picture of the broccoli sitting on it’s head. It looks like an upside down tree : )

  8. I’ve always liked brocoli and that sounds delicious! I’ll probably try this next weekend, will be a nice change from the sauteed broccoli.

    Usually when I make roasted vegetables I put carrots, green peppers and green beans in a pan and sprinkle some balsamic vinegar and garlic powder on them.

  9. I LOVE roasted broccoli and actually make this quite often. The only difference is that I like to sprinkle a little fresh lemon juice on top. Yum!

  10. I think all veggies roasted have awesome flavor!

  11. I’ve GOT to start getting in more greens. This sounds great – thanks!!

  12. I love broccoli! I’ve never had it roasted though, I really need to try it. I’m sure it’s delicious. 🙂


  13. Perfect for today! Just the recipe I needed to round out our dinner tonight.

    Roasted some cauliflower with it since I had it on hand.

  14. I’m so glad you posted this! Sometimes the most simple recipes are the best. Thanks again!

  15. I love Broccoli… I can eat it every way.. plain, with dressing.. dipped in cheese.. pickled… love the vibrant photo = )

  16. It’s amazing how much roasting broccoli enriches the flavor- so good!!

  17. I think it’s great to post simple sides. Sometimes those are the hardest recipes to think up with dinner!

  18. Simple is best when it comes to truly enjoying veggies! Roasting makes them so irresistable!

  19. Yep..I too love roasted broccoli!

  20. I haven’t tried my broccoli roasted yet Aggie since I usually have ot chopped into tiny bits and added to my rice. I better turn on the oven:D

  21. I love broccoli! roasted broccoli is one of my favorites too

  22. You make broccoli look like the best thing on earth!

  23. Simple recipes are my favourite! I have made roasted broc before but have to try adding red pepper flakes for flavour.

  24. You inspired me to make the roasted broccoli last night! It was very good. Thank you for reminding me! Just found your site and enjoy your selections.

  25. Seaweed Snacks had a nice post on roasted broc a while ago. she used lime and saffron as well. I’ve been doing a squeeze of lemon juice. Tasty goodness!

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  31. I buy the frozen (don’t gasp) Normany Mixed Vegetables at Sam’s Club and roast exactly in this fashion and my family absolutely loves it.

    • I’m really glad you told me that because I never knew how it would turn out with frozen broccoli…broccoli is my kids’ favorite veggie so I always have a bag in the freezer too 🙂

      Do you defrost first?

  32. I regularly roast broccoli the same way, but also add some crumbled feta on too. Super yummy! I turn my oven a little higher at 425 for crisper roasted veggies.

  33. Roasted broccoli is my favorite!