Have you ever roasted broccoli in the oven before? I just love any roasted vegetable in the oven, especially broccoli as when the broccoli roasts, it caramelizes and becomes sweetened!
I am posting this recipe because my best friend, Melissa, came over last week and was mentioning that she wanted a new way to serve broccoli as the family was getting bored of the traditional way. I asked Melissa if she ever roasted them in the oven and she commented that she never thought of doing so, so, I thought if Melissa never thought of roasting broccoli, maybe others haven’t either…and bam…here is my recipe!
I don’t have exact measurements for this recipe but will try to make it simple, if you find that you need more salt/pepper, add it.
A few things to mention:
- I like the broccoli sliced, if you want to keep it more like the floret, you will need to cook it longer
- Do not use more oil than needed, you only need to coat the broccoli, if you saturate it, it will be soggy
- You can add fresh garlic to his recipe (my favorite thing to eat with it) as the garlic will be sweetened by roasting it in the oven
- You can also do this recipe with cauliflower
I took about a pound of broccoli and cut it into thin slices and placed it on a baking sheet, as you can see, I even included the stems. For me I like it when it’s thin like this as it really sweetens the broccoli as it roasts. I placed about a tablespoon of oil, salt and pepper on top and placed it in the oven
baked the broccoli for about 15 minutes and it was done
you see all the little bits from the broccoli on the sheet? don’t toss those, those are the sweetest part of this recipe!
here is a photo of Melissa’s broccoli
I had a photo of the broccoli on a serving tray but it didn’t photo so well so I am only including these photos. I know once you try this recipe you will love it and only want to make broccoli like this…you can add fresh chopped garlic (my favorite when roasted as it really is sweetened) but for Melissa’s family I knew keeping the garlic out and keeping it simple would be best.
Let me know how your roasted broccoli comes out!
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