Oven Roasted Broccoli is simple and makes the broccoli tender on the inside with crispy edges. The perfect side dish to compliment any meal.
If you ask me the best way to prepare vegetables is by roasting them in the oven.
Just think about it for a minute, the process simply involves the veggies, a sheet pan, olive oil, and seasonings. Once prepared, then place into the oven and allow them to cook. It yields a rich sweetness that you just don’t get when you saute them on top of the stove in a skillet.
The vegetables also end up tender on the inside, but with a little crisp and charring on the outside. My favorite vegetables to roast are any potatoes, especially sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and broccoli.
This is also the perfect method to use to cook vegetables in bulk to store in airtight containers in the refrigerator to enjoy all week. Today I will share with you the simple way to have delicious oven roasted broccoli.
Want to know how to oven roast broccoli?
The process begins by taking a head of broccoli and removing the long stalk up to the point where the head splits into florets. You may discard the stalk or save it to use in homemade vegetable broth. Then remove the florets by hand or using a knife and clean the broccoli by giving it a good rinse under water.
Allow drying while preparing a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper and preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the broccoli florets on the prepared sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and add some salt and pepper. Toss all of the ingredients until evenly coated and place in the oven to bake.
I baked for 30 minutes and removed the sheet pan from the oven to toss after 15 minutes. I returned to the oven to bake for the additional 15 minutes. And that is it, you can serve the oven roasted broccoli immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to enjoy later.
Oven Roasted Broccoli
- 1 head fresh broccoli
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Prepare the broccoli by washing and cutting into small florets.
- Place on the prepared sheet pan and add the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
- Roast in the oven until the edge of the broccoli begins to crisp, about 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve warm.