Roasted Broccoli

This easy roasted broccoli will be your new favorite vegetable, even kids love this easy vegetable side dish. It goes great with any meal and is so easy to make!

Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Healthy Roasted Broccoli

It’s a new year and that means it’s time to push the reset button. For many, that includes eating healthier. I always strive to eat a healthy, balanced diet, but I tend to go on a cookie binge in December. I am looking forward to focusing on vegetables for awhile.

Today, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite vegetables, Roasted Broccoli. Roasting broccoli is the BEST way to prepare and eat broccoli, you have to try it!

How to roast broccoli

Roasting broccoli brings out the BEST flavor. If you don’t like broccoli, give my roasted broccoli a try. You will change your mind. I guarantee this will be the best broccoli you ever make and eat!

Baked or Roasted Broccoli on cutting board

Even our boys love this vegetable. They get excited when we have “trees” for dinner.

how to bake broccoli

How To Roast Broccoli (Baked)

  • This recipe is super simple too! You only need four ingredients: broccoli, garlic, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice. Roast until the broccoli is tender and slightly crispy. I personally like the broccoli to get a little burnt. The charred pieces are the best!
  • This easy Roasted Broccoli recipe is full of flavor and goes great with any meal. Sometimes, I roast a big pan and eat it for lunch.
  • Get your green vegetables on and make Roasted Broccoli today! And you can use roasted broccoli in this delicious and healthy salad!

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Roasted Broccoli

The BEST broccoli you will ever eat! It is easy to make and the perfect side dish to any meal!
4.84 from 6 votes


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli cut into florets
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice from half a lemon about 1 tablespoon
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets and garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Toss until florets are well coated.
  • Arrange the broccoli florets in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until cooked and slightly browned. Remove from oven and serve warm.


Calories: 154kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 546mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1060IU, Vitamin C: 152.5mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 1.3mg
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  1. Broccoli for the win here! I love me some cooked veggies and these are calling my name! 🙂 Such a quick and healthy side that needs to be in all meals! 

  2. Roasted broccoli is the best! Like you, I especially love the charred pieces. Add some lemon and garlic and I want the whole pan to myself 🙂

  3. no lie, roasting broccoli is my FAVORITE!! it gives it such nice flavor but I love that the crisp is retained!

  4. This recipe has me eager to pick up some broccoli! I love how something as simple as roasting vegetables brings out all their inner deliciousness.

  5. I LOVE roasted broccoli, roasted any vegetable for that matter.  I do have a question though.  I have a huge bag of frozen broccoli in my freezer – can I substitute that (thawed of course) for the fresh broccoli?  Just wondering if that will change the taste at all.  Thank you!!

    1. I haven’t tried using frozen broccoli. If you want to use it, make sure it is thawed first. It will have more moisture, so it may not get as crispy, but I am sure the flavor will still be good!

    2. I haven’t tried frozen broccoli. It will have more moisture than regular broccoli so it might not be as crisp, but I am sure it would still be good.

    3. I have a similar revise for green beans and I use frozen. They get crispy but of course the are thinner .

    4. I’ve made a similar recipe with frozen broccoli (both straight from the freezer and thawed) with great results. Just make sure you knock off any ice chunks that have formed and cook for a few minutes longer if still frozen.

  6. It’s amazing how good roasting makes veggies taste. I like broccoli anyway, but I definitely agree that roasting it can turn an avowed broccoli-hater into a fan. Ironically (since I normally add lemon to almost everything) I hadn’t used lemon with the oil for roasting before, so I’ll do that next time.

    I also usually give the *lightest* sprinkle of red pepper flakes. (Maybe wouldn’t work so well with the littles, but if you were going to be serving up plates rather than family -style, you could maybe just sprinkle it on the  grown-ups’ portion?) And I do mean light — almost not even enough to identify it as tasting spicy, just enough to give a little zing now and then to a bite. Yum!

  7. YUM YUM! I’m making this tonight. I am determined to eat healthier this year and I know I’ll
    find lots of good choices on your blog! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  8. I just made this for my mom, and it was GOOD. We like our food spicy, so I also added a pinch of red pepper flakes and it was perfect!

  9. We’ve been shoveling our way through a Costco sized bag of broccoli and have been roasting it like crazy. I love that you can mix up flavors. We’ve done ginger sesame and pineapple BBQ with coconut and macadamia nuts so far. My kiddos LOVE broccoli, or “trees”.

  10. I roasted broccoli for the first time when I made your Grilled Cheese with Roasted Broccoli and was instantly hooked!

  11. For the GARLIC lovers, toss in peeled whole garlic cloves with the broccoli (or cauliflower).  Amazing!!  I haven’t tried the lemon juice but I will. Thank you!

  12. I tried roasted broccoli for the first time for supper last night…WOW! I absolutely loved it! I think I will always cook it this way now instead of steaming it.

  13. I must say that this was a most excellent recipe and I will be using it as my go to recipe from this day forward.

  14. I love this! My 5yo and I eat it all the time, especially in spring and fall when our garden is producing brocolli. But how much is considered a serving?

  15. 5 stars
    My new favorite summer salad. Flavors are excellent together. Have to admit that I couldn’t stop eating it after the first taste to adjust the salt/pepper. Thank you so much for sharing.

  16. Love recipe. I used avocado oil. I heard olive oil looses its benefits when heated your take on cooking with olive oil?

  17. 4 stars
    it was the best stuff I ever tasted!!!
    but I wish it wasn’t by two peas & their pod. Allrecipes is better. No offense.

  18. 5 stars
    So tasty, and so quicky and easy! Decided to try this with dinner one night instead of steaming, and it was so full of flavor! Will be making it again.

  19. I have a lot of frozen broccoli to use up. Can it be roasted from frozen or do I need to thaw? Thanks!