Oven Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

This recipe for Parmesan Roasted Broccoli comes out tender and crispy every time!

Roasting broccoli adds a layer of flavor taking it from plain to amazing.  This delicious side is healthy but jam-packed with flavor and naturally low-carb!

plated Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

An Easy Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

We love this and here’s why you’ll love it too!

  • It is super quick and easy to prepare.
  • The parmesan and the process of roasting make this taste like an elegant side dish.
  • It’s budget friendly.
  • The broccoli can be cut and tossed well ahead of time and it can be roasted just before serving.
  • Leftovers are great for snacking on or even added to a casserole or soup.
  • Low in calories, high in fiber and phytonutrients, broccoli is a superfood and it tastes amazing!

ingredients to make Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Ingredients

BROCCOLI Fresh, full heads of broccoli (or cauliflower!) are easy to work with. Did you know? The darker green your veggies are, the more nutritious they are!

OIL Just a little good quality olive oil brings this recipe together and helps the ingredients stick to the veggies.

SEASONING A touch of lemon zest combined with minced garlic, salt, & pepper makes roasted broccoli super savory and crunchable.

COATING For an even crispier crunch, add some Panko breadcrumbs to freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Variations

  • A splash of balsamic vinegar added to the bowl of olive oil, zest, and garlic will add a tangy sweet and smoky flavor.
  • Add bacon bits and/or crushed walnuts to the Parmesan cheese and after they are coated, pop them under the broiler.

pouring oil over broccoli to make Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

How to Make Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is ready in just a few easy steps!

  1. Prepare, wash, & dry broccoli florets according to recipe.
  2. Whisk oil, garlic, lemon zest, salt, & pepper. Add broccoli, toss to coat.
  3. Roast until just crisp, then toss with Parmesan cheese.

Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli in a bowl with cheese and lemon in the background

Tips for the Best Broccoli

  • Keep the broccoli florets the same size so they will roast at the same rate.
  • Be sure the florets are extra dry so the oil, garlic, and seasoning will coat into all the small areas.
  • Roast at a high temperature to get the best color. Color = flavor!
  • Once the lemon is zested, save the lemon for another use or zest the entire lemon and freeze in an ice cube tray for any time you need a burst of citrusy flavor in a dressing or a sauce!

Best Broccoli Dishes

Did you enjoy this Parmesan Roasted Broccoli? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!

Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli in a bowl with cheese and lemon in the background

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli is tossed in a lemon-garlic mixture, then sprinkled with Parmesan and roasted until golden!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 163
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli florets washed and well drained
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic fresh, minced
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ounce parmesan cheese fresh, grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Zest lemon. Toss broccoli with olive oil, garlic, lemon zest if using, and salt & pepper ensuring all pieces are well coated. 
  • Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Spread broccoli evenly over pan and roast about 10 minutes or just until tender crisp.
  • Remove from oven, place in a bowl and immediately toss with parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Notes

  • Keep the broccoli florets the same size so they will roast at the same rate.
  • Be sure the florets are extra dry so the oil, garlic, and seasoning will coat into all the small areas. If they’re wet they will steam instead of roasting.
  • Roast at a high temperature to get the best caramelization. Color = flavor!
  • Once the lemon is zested, save the lemon for another use or zest the entire lemon and freeze in an ice cube tray for any time you need a burst of citrusy flavor in a dressing or a sauce!

Nutrition

Calories: 163 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 101.7mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1mg
Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with a title
close up of plated Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with writing
bowl of Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with a spoon and a title
pouring oil over broccoli and plated Oven Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with a title

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top