Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe
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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Sure, it’s simple and healthy but, oh, is this roasted broccoli delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall “trees” turns this ordinary veggie into a standout side dish. —Holly Sander, Wellesley, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 small broccoli crowns (about 8 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Nutritional Facts

2 broccoli pieces: 144 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut broccoli crowns into quarters from top to bottom. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with seasonings. Place in a parchment paper-lined 15x10x1-in. pan.
  2. Roast until crisp-tender, 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic; roast 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; roast until cheese is melted and stalks of broccoli are tender, 2-4 minutes more. Sprinkle with lemon peel. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan Roasted Broccoli in Simple & Delicious February/March 2017

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alfoa User ID: 2078080 264730
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2017

"This was a good change of pace for broccoli. I would serve it to company."

egress66 User ID: 8389459 261579
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"I made this side for a work potluck and everyone loved it and I had three requests for the recipe. It may have been my oven but I found that I needed to add a couple minutes of bake time at each step. The red pepper adds a little kick that is nice."

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