Garlic Roasted Broccoli

This garlic roasted broccoli recipe is so easy to make you will never settle for boiled or steamed broccoli again. This recipe couldn’t be simpler making this recipe a quick and easy side dish for any weeknight meal!

Garlic roasted broccoli on a white platter with a serving fork

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As a kid I despised broccoli but just like many things how food is made makes all the difference. My dad like many parents used to try and encourage me to eat it by telling me to pretend I was a giant who could eat trees. But if you think about it… why would I want to eat trees or broccoli?

Fast forward many many years and now broccoli go figure is on my table at least once a week. It is one of my favourite vegetables and it is best when roasted with garlic. Roasting dries the flowers out a bit and gives them a great crispy texture and amazing toasted flavour. And this recipe couldn’t be simpler!

Ingredients You’ll need

Ingredients for a baked garlic broccoli recipe
  • Broccoli – one head for a family of 4 will do but double up if you want some leftovers
  • Garlic powder – adds some flavour. Minced fresh garlic can be used too… About 1 clove is all you need.
  • Olive oil – helps to crispy up the broccoli and adds flavour.
  • Salt and Pepper – Just sprinkle some on to taste. Always add less at first and more as you need so you don’t risk over-seasoning.

If you like you can also add some cauliflower to the mix and do a half and half veggie mix. Roasted cauliflower is amazing too!

How to make garlic roasted broccoli

Broccoli florets chopped on a bamboo cutting board

Remove the large thick stem and cut the head of the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. You can include the smaller stems of each floret it is just the really large thick one that is really tough and not so great to eat.

A bowl of chopped broccoli with olive oil and salt and pepper

Place the cut broccoli in a large bowl and add the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix or even better use your hands to massage the garlic and salt and pepper to the tops of the broccoli. This will season them well and ensure the tops of the broccoli have some olive oil on them to help them get a little crispy.

Broccoli chopped on a cookie sheet

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place the seasoned broccoli on a non-stick cookie sheet lined with foil or a clay baking sheet like the one I have that never sticks and doesn’t require foil or parchment ever. It is a Pampered Chef baking sheet and while I am not affiliated with them in any way I tell you this is the best baking sheet in the universe!

A close up or a roasted broccoli recipe

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the broccoli is fork-tender and the tops of the broccoli and stems have started to brown. Told you it was easy… boiled broccoli you have been exiled for good! Oven-baked broccoli reigns supreme!

Can roasted broccoli be made in advance?

Yes, but it won’t be as good. When stored in the fridge the broccoli retains moisture and gets limp and loses any crispy goodness you achieved through roasting. This recipe is best served fresh.

Can This Broccoli recipe be made in an air-Fryer?

Sure can! Prepare it exactly the same way but reduce the cooking time by 3-5 minutes because with the air-fryer circulating the air top and bottom the broccoli will cook much faster.

A white platter filled with roasted broccoli

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Garlic roasted broccoli on a white platter with a serving fork

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
This garlic roasted broccoli recipe is so easy to make you will never settle for boiled or steamed broccoli again. This recipe couldn't be simpler making this recipe a quick and easy side dish for any weeknight meal!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course 21 Day Fix, Dinner
Cuisine North American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 68 kcal

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Knife
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Trim broccoli, discard large stem and trim top into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place chopped broccoli into a large bowl and add the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Place on a non-stick or lined baking sheet and back for 15-20 minutes or until stems are fork-tender and florets are beginning to crispy up and brown. Remove from oven and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 4.4gProtein: 2.7gFat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 0.7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0gVitamin A: 2131IUVitamin C: 66.2mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.7mg

Notes

If following the 21 Day Fix Container System this recipe would be considered:
1 green 2 tsp
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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5 Comments

  1. Don’t discard the stalk! Peel off any tough outer skin, and cut the inner stalk into batons to roast along with the florets, or coarsely grate to add to coleslaw, or dice and freeze to add to soup another day. It is sweet, delicious and nutritious, and such a shame to waste.

  2. 5 stars
    Sometimes less is more like this tasty recipe which brings out the delicious flavor of broccoli! YUM!

  3. 5 stars
    Sometimes the simplest things are the best – like this garlic roasted broccoli! So much better than plain.

  4. 5 stars
    This is the easiest way for me to get veggies on the table that everyone will happily eat. It’s a total Mom win!

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