Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe - the best broccoli ever! Perfectly roasted broccoli with crunchy garlic Parmesan coating.
Broccoli is always a hit around here. We love the Creamy Broccoli with Bacon and the Easy Broccoli Salad.
GARLIC PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI
This is it, people! This is the BEST recipe for roasted broccoli EVER. It's 100% kid-approved and it will turn you into a broccoli lover and actually make you excited about this green vegetable. It is also crazy easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients. Not only you will devour every broccoli bite but also every single bit of the crunchy garlic Parmesan topping.
We already covered Brussels sprouts and turned them into one tasty dish. Let's do the same with this unpopular vegetable and make it a permanent in our menus. This Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is the best and tastiest way to cook this vegetable and enjoy it!
I know, that sounds like a lot of excitement over a veggie. But trust me. This recipe is the best and the only one you need to actually enjoy eating broccoli. Forget everything you were told about this vegetable that made you skip it in the produce aisle.
HOW TO ROAST BROCCOLI?
Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to cook them. Simply take two broccoli heads and chop them into florets. (Do not discard the ends. Use them in soups or pasta.) Toss the florets with seasoned oil mixture and Parmesan breadcrumbs and roast in your oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Then just grab a fork and go to town! This broccoli is out-of-this-world delicious! Serve with roasted chicken or grilled fish fillets.
Next time you need a simple yet delicious side dish or simply want to eat more broccoli but you are not sure how to make it tasty, try this recipe for Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and prepare to be amazed!
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- Baked Acorn Squash
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THE BEST GARLIC PARMESAN ROASTED BROCCOLI RECIPE:
The Best Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe
- 2 medium head of broccoli see note
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs plain or Italian style
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Trim broccoli heads and cut into florets. Cut large florets in half.
- Place broccoli in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper and minced garlic. Toss to coat.
- Add Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs and toss to coat.
- Spread broccoli on prepared sheet. If there is any leftover breadcrumb mixture in the bottom of the bowl, sprinkle it over broccoli.
- Roast in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the broccoli is soft and the breadcrumb mixture is golden brown.
dolores (dee) says
dear anna-wow what a great side dish with beef or pork chops or a roasted loin thanks for the great recipe. hugs
Thank you so much, Dolores! I am so glad you are enjoying the broccoli!
Absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing.
This worked really well with what i had on hand: 1/3 broccoli and 2/3 cauliflower and panko bread crumbs. My picky 5 year old daughter and 1 year old son gobbled up the cauliflower, which was sweeter perhaps than the broccoli. cleaning was a breeze as well.
I tossed the parchment paper and didnt need to wash the baking tray (it was clean). Thank you for this easy recipe.
For an even tastier, healthier version, use ground flax seed instead of the breadcrumbs. Everything else is the same. Most people would never know there wasn't breadcrumbs because the ground flax toasts so such a crispy, nutty, bready, goodness. I use this same parmesan/ground flax seed mixture on top of large slices of eggplant, zucchini, and cauliflower... but this was first time roasting broccoli and it is great. Easy to buy organic ground flaxseed at Whole Foods, I like their 365 brand.
Hi - can this be made ahead in order to bring to a dinner?
Best broccoli recipe ever! Making for Thanksgiving and wondering if I can make ahead of time.
Absolutely amazing!! So easy to make and so delicious. This is definitely going on the Thanksgiving menu this year 😀
This is absolutely amazing!!! I made it with fresh Parmesan cheese and no bread crumbs, I loved it! Thanks soo much! :0)
Thank you, Robin!
Margaret Henry says
If I’m using frozen broccoli should I steam it first then proceed with the recipe?
Frozen Broccoli will never crisp. The freezing process bursts the cellulose and its destined to be soggy. If it does ever crisp the insides will be mush.
I made this recipe last night and it was a hit! My daughters asked me to make this a regular on our menu. An adjustment I made to this recipe was to eliminate the bread crumbs, as my one daughter can not have gluten. I have never tried this recipe with the bread crumbs; however, the gluten free option was delicious. I think I'm going to try this recipe with cauliflower. Any thoughts?
Just made this recipe tonight. Soooo good! It was a veggie supper. Olathe corn, steamed broccoli, sliced tomatoes and this cauliflower recipe. Mmmmm, mmmm! It’s pretty rich! But went perfectly with what I served it with. Would be good with a grilled steak! Yum! Thx so much for sharing! Love your taste in food!
Yum! This will be my go-to broccoli recipe. I served it with baked Cajun garlic butter cod (recipe on google) & rice! Such an amazing dinner! Thanks ‘Crunchy Creamy Sweet’!
Thank you so much for trying it, Janice!
Soooooo good!! This is definitely my new go-to broccoli recipe! I could eat just that for dinner.
A really good one, and so simple to make!
Super easy and excellent!!
I made this recipe and my family loved it. I added sliced almonds too!
Amazing recipe! Could hardly stop eating it. Shared with a neighbor & she loved it too!
Didn't have any bread crumbs-so substituted crushed Garlic & Cheese Salad Croutons
delicious & easy!
Hi Rhonda! Yay! That's fantastic! I am so glad the broccoli is such a hit! Thank you so much for trying my recipe and for the comment. I love that you used croutons as the breading. Smart!
Sarah Jarratt says
I’m sure that your recipe is delicious.
My results were a disappointment. I used the air fryer.
I believe that I cooked the broccoli too
long. The broccoli tasted bitter.
Could over cooking cause broccoli to taste bitter?
Thank you for sharing your recipes.
Hi Sarah! Yes, broccoli will be bitter if you roast it for too long. I never tested this recipe in an air fryer, but typically the cooking time would be cut in half. I hope you will try it again soon!
Can I used fresh Parmesan cheese?
Yes, fresh Parmesan cheese is the best!
Kelli J says
Best ever! I wanted to do something different, came across your recipe and I used crunchy Panko and Wegman's basting oil. I almost ate the entire pan myself. I gave my husband one piece and said sorry "share" is a singer and sometimes actress, I know no other definition. Great recipe!
This made me lol!
Whenever I roast broccoli, they always end up getting stuck to the foil paper on the baking tray. Does this ever happen to anyone else? Any tips to avoid this? Thanks!
Use parchment paper instead of tin foil.
Tried this for my bf and he ate the broccoli before the main dish was finished being prepared 😭 guess it’s a 10/10 from the both of us
Use non-stick foil
Dawn King says
I am so excited, this IS literally the best roasted broccoli I've ever eaten. Will only
make it this way from now on. I did let it cook a little longer with my oven turned off because my other food wasn't ready. It was especially crunchy which is my favorite.
Thanks for posting this fantastic recipe.
Hi Dawn! YAY! That's fantastic! I am so happy to know it was a hit! Thank you so much for trying my recipe!
can i use frozen broccoli?
Hi Jackie! Unfortunately, no. Frozen broccoli, when thawed, has too much water and it won't roast properly with the breading.
I did it with frozen broccoli and it worked great. I used a little bit extra breading and cheese so that could be why.
Perfect! Thank you so much for letting us know, Jen! Super helpful!
Nancy Bullington says
Can you cook this in an air fryer? I have the one the advertise on tv with the racks.
Hi Nancy! Yes, you can cook the broccoli in your air fryer. The cooking time can be probably half the time to roast in the oven, so keep an eye on them.
Absolutely delicious and very easy! Thanks for the recipe.
Very good make again and again
We love roasted veggies and was really excited to try this. We followed the recipe exactly and could not get the bread crumbs and cheese to stay on the broccoli. Help!
WOW! I just made these in my air fryer with Panko breadcrumbs. These are amazingly!
Hi Tina! Thank you so much for letting me know! It will be super helpful for those who have air fryer. I can't wait to try it too!
Dawn Slemp says
I just made it with Panko and it is the bomb diggity 😋
Awesome! Thank you, Dawn!
Can you make without the breadcrumbs for a ketogenically friendly version?
Yes, you can skip the breadcrumbs. I know some people use pork rinds as a breading option. Hope this helps!
This sounds super YUM.. cant wait to try!! Thanks for the delicious recipe, u have a beautiful blog!!
Thank you so much, Amber for such sweet comment!
Could you do the same thing with cauliflower?
Hi Donna! YES! I make cauliflower like this a lot and we love it. You can even make a mix of broccoli and cauliflower. So delicious!
Seriously the BEST way to eat broccoli!
Now this is how I’m going to get my kids to eat a “green” vegetable
Do you think this would work with panko instead of training breadcrumbs?
Hi Mel! Panko will work just fine. The coating will be even crunchier so if you like that, go for it!
Dawn Slemp says
I just made it with Panko and it is the bomb diggity 😋
What is Panko please?
I am in the UK.
Hi Jeanie! Panko is Japanese-style breadcrumbs. It's made from bread without the crust so they are much lighter in color and much coarser. Hope this helps!
I've never roasted broccoli with breadcrumbs before, and now I'm wondering why!! I can't wait to try this one!
We love roasted veggies at my house. I am going to add these into the rotation asap! I love the breadcrumbs and cheese!
This is so perfect on the nights where I don't feel like fighting with them to eat their veggies! Thank you!!
I'm lucky that my boys already love broccoli but this twist will make them gobble it up even faster. Looks delicious!