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Lemon Pepper Roasted Broccoli

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
Fresh green broccoli turns tangy and tasty when roasted with lemon juice and pepper. A sprinkle of almonds adds crunch. —Liz Bellville, Jacksonville, North Carolina
Lemon Pepper Roasted Broccoli Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh broccoli florets (about 12 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place broccoli in a large bowl. Whisk oil, lemon juice, salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until blended; drizzle over broccoli and toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  2. Roast 10-15 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with almonds, lemon zest and remaining pepper; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 84 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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