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Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Elevate your broccoli side dish by roasting it in the oven with garlic and olive oil. This Garlic Roasted Broccoli is a favorite side dish that goes with pretty much ANY protein or dinner.

Bowl of garlic roasted broccoli

Healthy broccoli side dish

Broccoli might seem like a boring, overdone vegetable, but this flavorful roasted broccoli is nothing but boring! This recipe uses FRESH garlic instead of powdered garlic to make the tastiest side dish. And as a bonus, it's healthy too!

We never get tired of roasted broccoli because there are so many ways to use it that it never gets boring!

More vegetable side dishes: Simple Kale Salad

Ideas to use roasted broccoli

This broccoli is amazing as a side dish next to some burgers, sandwiches, steak, roasted chicken, pasta, or any other main dish. But it can also be used in so many ways!

Add it to homemade pizza, spicy chicken stir fry, pasta salads, in a frittata, or in fried rice. It works in any recipe that needs pre-cooked vegetables, and I really can't think of any meal this wouldn't go with! We especially love broccoli next to mashed potatoes and this dry-brine chicken.

Garlic roasted broccoli on a roasting pan.

More vegetable side dishes: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon

How to make perfect roasted broccoli

The perfect roasted broccoli is soft, but still has a little bite to it. It's flavorful, a little golden brown but not burnt.

The way to get perfect roasted broccoli is to cut it into small florets, toss it in olive oil and freshly minced garlic, and season with kosher salt.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil. The foil is optional, but I LOVE it for easy cleanup and not ruining my baking sheets.

Roast it at 375F for about 20 minutes. The broccoli gets a chance to turn golden brown at this temperature without burning. Stir the broccoli halfway through to make sure that it is not burning.

This recipe could not be any simpler to make, as the ingredients are combined right on the pan. Just stir halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Recipe variations

I always switch things up so we don't get bored of the same flavors. Here's what I do to make roasted broccoli more exciting:

  • Sprinkle Parmesan before or after roasting
  • Squeeze of lemon juice after roasting
  • Fresh herbs, such as parsley, sprinkled onto the broccoli as soon as it comes out of the oven so the heat makes the parsley fragrant and brings out its flavor
  • Slice some shallots into thin slices and put on the roasting pan with the broccoli

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Bowl of roasted broccoli florets.

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

A simple, flavorful recipe for roasted broccoli that is delicious on its own or added to other dishes.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 12 oz broccoli florets about 5 cups
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt to taste

Special equipment

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cover a sheet pan with nonstick foil (optional). Place broccoli florets on the pan and drizzle with oil and sprinkle with minced garlic. Use your hands to combine ingredients right on the pan. Sprinkle salt over broccoli.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, stirring in between to ensure even cooking. Broccoli is done when it becomes slightly browned. Add additional salt to taste, if needed.

Notes

A few recipe variations to try
  • Sprinkle freshly grated Parmesan on the pan, before or after roasting
  • Squeeze of lemon juice after roasting
  • Fresh herbs, such as parsley, sprinkled onto the broccoli as soon as it comes out of the oven so the heat makes the parsley fragrant and brings out its flavor
  • Slice some shallots into thin slices and put on the roasting pan with the broccoli

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
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