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Best Ever Roasted Broccoli

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best ever, Broccoli, roasted broccoli
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 lb broccoli florets
  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • dried red pepper flakes large pinch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons raw sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons aged pecorino cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 lemon zest


  • 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


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg