Roasted parmesan broccoli


Roasted parmesan broccoli -AKA the best broccoli ever! Such a simple yet tasty side dish!

This parmesan roasted broccoli is one of my all time favorite ways to cook broccoli. If you aren’t a fan of broccoli, you need to try roasting it. I promise, it will give you a whole different perspective!  Roasting it makes all the delicious flavors come out, making this one of my all time favorite vegetables!

I may or may not make this broccoli once a week. Still working on my older 2 kids to try it, but my 2 year old tried it for the first time last week and LOVED it. She kept saying ‘more brocly peas’ in her cutest toddler voice.

Roasted parmesan broccoli -AKA the best broccoli ever! Such a simple yet tasty side dish!


I know I’ve said it before, but there’s something about roasting vegetables that make them 100x better. I never really cared for steamed broccoli, but once it’s roasted it’s so addicting. This roasted broccoli parmesan starts with a few simple ingredients: broccoli, olive oil and a few seasonings. Then to top it off I like to use freshly grated parmesan cheese. 

I like to cook the broccoli for about 20 minutes before adding the cheese, the the spears get nice and tender. Once they start to caramelize, I pull them out and add the cheese. Then I put it back in the oven just long enough for it to melt. I love using freshly grated parmesan because it melts so nicely and tastes amazing! Parmesan roasted broccoli -AKA the best broccoli ever! Such a simple yet tasty side dish!

I’m telling you, this recipe will turn broccoli haters into lovers. Once you try it, you wont ever go back to cooking it on the stove top again. Give it a try and let me know how you like it :)

Roasted parmesan broccoli

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Roasted parmesan broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted parmesan broccoli
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

This broccoli is awesome! So much better than just a plain vegetable on your plate!



  • 5 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Cut the broccoli lengthwise, so they lay flat. Combine the broccoli, olive oil, salt, garlic powder and pepper in a zip top bag. Shake until well coated. Pour onto the baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and flip the broccoli. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is fork tender and crispy around the edges.
  3. Enjoy while hot!
Nutrition Facts
Roasted parmesan broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Potassium 239mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 10.1%
Vitamin C 82%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Roasted broccoli parmesan -AKA the best broccoli ever! Such a simple yet tasty side dish!

We’ll definitely be serving this roasted parmesan broccoli for Thanksgiving!

Here are some other roasted side dishes you may like as well:

Roasted parmesan broccoli -AKA the best broccoli ever! Such a simple yet tasty side dish!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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4 comments on “Roasted parmesan broccoli”

  1. This is so yummy! I do this several times a week.  One other thing I would tell you to tell you add is to grate some lemon zest on it and even squeeze a little lemon juice over it. Delicious!

  2. I love this. We use frozen florets when in a rush. Amazing!

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