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Roasted Broccoli never tasted so good! This easy broccoli dish is slightly crisp, sweet and tastes so good you might want to eat the whole bowl! This is a family favorite in my house. The kids and adults love it!

Roasted Broccoli - delicious side

Roasted Broccoli

My kids love broccoli but I know that isn’t the case for all kids, or even adults for that matter. They especially love this Simple Roasted Broccoli. No matter what camp you fall into today’s broccoli dish could be a game changer for some of you!

When I started roasting broccoli a few years ago I fell in love. Roasted vegetables are my favorite like  this Easy Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower, these Simple Roasted Vegetables or these Za’atar Roasted Carrots. Roasting vegetables really brings out the sweet, rich flavors of many vegetables and broccoli is so exception. When I say this stuff is addicting, I am serious!

Roasted Broccoli - mix up the side dish routine

When I made a batch of this broccoli to photograph for my blog, Drew and I sat at the table afterwards at 10 am and ate the bowl of broccoli between the two of us. Is that weird? 😉 Well that is the life of a food blogger, and when something tastes as good as this broccoli you can’t blame us.

I love that Drew couldn’t stop eating it! I am all about healthy snacking in my house and there is not better way than finding a vegetable they are willing to eat at 10 in the morning.

Roasted Broccoli in white bowl

This Simple Roasted Broccoli is the perfect side dish on a busy weeknight. I love mixing up our side dishes each week to keep things exciting and new. If you want to mix this one up try adding a drizzle of balsamic after you are done roasting or even adding a squeeze of lemon juice. I even think a nice sprinkle of parmesan cheese would be a great addition..because who doesn’t love cheese?


It really is as simple as it sounds. You will want to wash and dry your broccoli about an hour ahead of the roasting process to make sure as much moisture is out of the broccoli as possible. Once you are ready to roast your broccoli you will want to chop it into pieces, toss with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Once the broccoli is done roasting you will want to pop those babies right in your mouth…they come out a little crispy, sweet and salty.

Roasted Broccoli with a spoon


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Simple Roasted Broccoli

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Broccoli never tasted so good! Roasted Broccoli is slightly crisp, sweet and tastes so good you might want to eat the whole bowl! This is a family favorite in my house. The kids and adults love it!


  • 1 head of broccoli {about 4 1/2 cups}, cut into pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. An hour before preparing your roasted broccoli you want to wash and dry it and let it sit out on paper towels to make sure it is completely dry. You don't want to roast the broccoli if it is wet.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a large ziplock bag place the cut broccoli, olive oil, minced garlic and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Shake the bag until the broccoli is fully coated and everything is mixed together.
  4. Spread the broccoli on a baking sheet and place on the top rack of the oven. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring the broccoli half way through cooking.
  5. Remove and enjoy warm!

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