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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

This Parmesan roasted broccoli is healthy, delicious and the best broccoli ever. Broccoli florets are tossed with seasoning, baked and then coated in Parmesan for a crispy side dish full of flavor!

Roasted parmesan broccoli on a baking sheet.
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Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

I know I’ve said it before, but there’s something about roasting vegetables that make them 100 times better! We love roasted cauliflower, roasted carrots, baked zucchini fries…you name it! I never really cared much for steamed broccoli, but once it’s roasted, it’s so addicting!

This parmesan roasted broccoli is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook broccoli. If you aren’t a broccoli fan, you need to try roasting it. I promise, it will give you a whole different perspective!

Freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Broccoli: Fresh broccoli crowns broke into florets works best.
  • Olive oil: This is needed in order for baked Parmesan broccoli to have those crispy edges.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Parmesan cheese: I highly recommend using freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It melts nicely and tastes amazing.

Substitutions and Variations

This recipe starts with a few simple ingredients: broccoli, olive oil and a couple of seasonings. To top it off, I use freshly grated parmesan cheese. If you’d like to add a little more flavor, try incorporating the following:

  • Lemon zest
  • Lemon juice
  • Minced garlic
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Paprika
  • Breadcrumbs

How to Make Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

This recipe is SO easy to make and tastes amazing. Feel free to add in other soft veggies too when roasting, like cauliflower or brussels sprouts.

Parmesan broccoli on a baking sheet.
  1. Prepare. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line baking sheet with foil.
  2. Season. Combine all ingredients (except Parmesan) in a zip top bag. Shake until well coated and pour out evenly on baking sheet.
  3. Roast. Bake for 20 minutes then remove from oven and flip. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, then bake for additional 5-10 minutes until tender and crispy.

Tips for Roasting Broccoli

  • Cut the florets in half so that they lay lengthwise on baking sheet. This helps the pieces to crisp up evenly.
  • Spread out the broccoli evenly on your baking sheet (you don’t want them to touch).
  • Make sure each floret is well coated with oil and seasonings.
  • Roast at a high temperature (I prefer 400ºF).
  • Flip halfway through! This way both sides will crisp up nicely.

Can’t get enough roasted vegetable recipes? Try sheet pan veggies, roasted root vegetables and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon!

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bowl of parmesan roasted broccoli

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This parmesan roasted broccoli is healthy, delicious and the best broccoli ever. Broccoli florets are tossed with seasoning, baked and then coated in Parmesan for a crispy side dish full of flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 5 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • 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. Then pour the broccoli evenly onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake in oven 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.
  • Enjoy while hot!


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 67.7mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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Bowl of parmesan roasted broccoli.

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