My go-to method for how to make perfectly roasted broccoli, plus lots of extra ideas for seasonings that you can add.
Hey hey, we’re talking today about my favorite method for how to cook broccoli…
I’ve admittedly always been a little “meh” about raw and steamed broccoli, but when it is roasted, I can pop the stuff like candy. That winning combination of slightly-charred, crispy buds in the same bite as those tender, caramelized little stems is quite simply broccoli at its best. I love serving roasted broccoli on its own as a simple side dish, or adding it to everything from pastas to quiches, tacos, pizzas, pastas, soups, salads, and more. And hey, with all of the fiber, vitamins and nutrients packed into each little floret, you can feel great about roasting up a batch as often as possible! (Hehe, we sure do in our house!)
The other great news about roasted broccoli is that it is incredibly easy to make. Most of the time, we keep ours super-simple in our home and roast it with just olive oil, salt and pepper, which is always a winner. But I’ve also included lots of different seasoning ideas below if you want to mix things up a bit.
Bottom line — if you are a broccoli lover, or even an aspiring broccoli lover, I highly recommend roasting up a batch! I always joke that roasted broccoli was my gateway into finally learning to love this brassica veggie. And now, can’t imagine life without it!
How To Cut Broccoli:
When shopping for broccoli at the store, you want to look for a head of broccoli with florets that are bright green (not significantly yellowed) and with a stalk that is firm and strong (not stringy or woody).
Once you bring the broccoli home, be sure to give it a good rinse. Then cut off and discard the stalk. ( Full instructions detailed in the recipe box below.
This roasted broccoli recipe is super-versatile, so feel free to get creative with different seasoning combinations beyond salt and pepper! Some of my faves include making the broccoli:
Roasted Broccoli and Farro Salad (recipe coming soon!)
Ways To Serve Roasted Broccoli:
A few of my favorite ways to serve roasted broccoli include…