Best Ever Roasted Broccoli is oven roasted broccoli florets dressed in olive oil, minced garlic, pepper flakes, accompanied with toasted almonds and finished with a splash of lemon juice and parmesan.
If you were ever wondering how to roast broccoli, wonder no more because this is the best roasted broccoli recipe.
An easy recipe to follow and prepare, this oven roasted broccoli recipe is a winner, making broccoli a crave worthy food. Quick to make, this roasted broccoli dish will make a great snack or side for any meal. Get a much needed serving of vegetables with this Best Ever Roasted Broccoli recipe.
Is Broccoli Healthy For Your Body?
Of course, of course, of course! Yes, broccoli is definitely one of those foods that you can feel great about eating.
Broccoli is a vegetable and it is definitely good for your body. So, when I make this roasted broccoli recipe I get really excited because not only is it delicious, the star of the dish, the broccoli is so good for you too.
Broccoli is not only low calorie for those of you who may be keeping track, it is packed with nutrients too.
Broccoli really just has so many benefits.
Benefits of Eating Broccoli:
- Potential benefit of helping prevent some cancers
- Possible help with slowing the process of aging
- May help with your immune system
- Healthy bones
- Skin protection
- May help with digestion
Wow! Those are a lot of possible benefits from eating this food.
When they say eat your vegetables, broccoli definitely supports this idea.
Is It Okay To Eat Broccoli Everyday?
Well with all the health benefits just listed it feels like how could you not eat broccoli every day.
Yes, it seems you could typically eat broccoli daily. It is generally good to include veggies in your diet every day.
High in fiber and low in calories, broccoli is a great food to incorporate into your diet.
Now that we have established that it is a good idea to eat more broccoli, how are you going to do that without being so bored with this vegetable?
I have great news for you. Broccoli does not have to be boring. There are so many different ways to incorporate broccoli into your diet.
I have some favorite recipes that showcase our new best friend, the broccoli.
Delicious Recipes That Include Broccoli:
- Garlic Roasted Broccoli
- Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Chicken Rolls
- Broccoli Bacon Cheese Sauce (serve over potatoes or chicken)
- Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Broccoli
- Homemade Creamy And Cheesy Broccoli Soup Recipe
- Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli
- Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Bacon Broccoli & Cheddar Wild Rice Soup
- Broccoli Chicken Casserole
- Best Ever Broccoli Salad
There are so many ways you can eat broccoli outside of just plain broccoli with a little bit of butter.
Broccoli actually is very exciting to cook with. This Best Ever Roasted Broccoli recipe is a good reminder of how delicious broccoli really can be.
Is It Okay To Boil Broccoli?
Absolutely! Boil, bake, eat raw, you can prepare broccoli in a number of ways.
However with that said, it is claimed that you can lose some of the nutrients that broccoli has to offer when boiled.
If you are worried about some loss of nutrients but still want to eat warm broccoli, consider steaming or microwaving the broccoli. This should help prevent not as much nutrient loss.
Also if you are worried about losing nutrients, you can use less water to boil the broccoli.
Good news though, broccoli is such a nutrient dense food that even with losing some of the nutrients while cooked, broccoli still offers value.
One of my favorite ways to eat broccoli is oven roasted broccoli, like in this recipe.
This recipe shows the best way of how to roast broccoli, in my opinion.
Is It Okay To Eat Raw Broccoli?
Yes you can eat broccoli, but who wants to? Just kidding.
Raw broccoli can be delicious too. Just make sure to wash broccoli really well before eating it.
Fun Ways To Eat Broccoli Raw:
- Salad or pasta salad
- Potato bar topping
- Broccoli with a delicious side of dressing
One of my favorite ways to eat broccoli though is having it cooked. I love the flavor of roasted broccoli or if you want to add another element to this Best Ever Roasted Broccoli recipe you could have roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Those two vegetables make a great partnership.
Broccoli Should Never Be Considered Boring Again.
Broccoli does not have to be boring. It actually is really, really good.
This roasted broccoli recipe makes a great side or healthy snack. Make this Best Ever Roasted Broccoli Recipe for any occasion.
Eat it as a snack or as a side to any dish. This oven roasted broccoli recipe is a great way to get an extra serving of vegetables into your day and it is just so, so good.
Vegetables are so good for us, but sometimes it is hard to get the kids on board. In addition to Best Ever Roasted Broccoli recipe, try Bacon Wrapped Asparagus or Green Bean Casserole. Any of these will give you a helping of vegetables while still tasting good.
Best Ever Roasted Broccoli
- 1 lb broccoli florets
- 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbs minced garlic
- large pinch of dried red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons raw sliced almonds
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 – 3 tablespoons freshly grated aged pecorino cheese
- zest of half a lemon
- Preheat the oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
- Trim any dry, tough ends of the broccoli crowns,
- Cut broccoli into even sized pieces for even cooking.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
- Add the broccoli florets and toss gently until evenly coated.
- Arrange the broccoli on the lined sheet pan, setting them apart slightly. Sprinkle with salt.
- Roast the broccoli for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, flip the broccoli, and sprinkle the almond slices evenly across the sheet pan.
- Roast for an additional 6 to 8 minutes, or until the broccoli is evenly caramelized and fork tender, and the almond slices are toasted and golden.
- Transfer the broccoli to a platter, toss gently with the lemon juice and top with the grated parmesan cheese.
- Garnish with fresh lemon zest.
- Serve hot
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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