How to Roast Broccoli

My husband and I have very different palettes when it comes to vegetables.  He tends to like his vegetables overdone and mushy, where I like for them to be al dente and still have a little bite to them.  But recently we were invited to my friend Catherine's house where she introduced us to Roasted Broccoli.  

Roasted broccoli on a white plate with a black background, the title at the top, and serving utensils to the left.

John and I BOTH loved it and roasting is now our favorite way to eat it.  Magical things happen in the oven that totally transform the flavor of one of American's favorite veggies, and I can't wait to share with you how easy it is to make!

Let's Get Started....

How to Roast Broccoli:
*Prep Time:  7 min.  *Cook Time:  15-20 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4


The ingredients needed to make the roasted broccoli.  Broccoli, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • 1 lb. of Fresh Broccoli
  • 2-3 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
To begin you will need to preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Broccoli florets on a cutting board.

Next you will need to trim the florets from the stems.

Broccolie florets on a greased baking sheet.

Place the florets on a baking sheet.

Olive oil being drizzled over the broccoli florets on the baking sheet.

Then drizzle the olive oil over the broccoli.

Broccoli florets on the baking sheet being seasoned with salt.

Season with a little salt and ...

Brocoli florets on a baking sheet being seasoned with pepper.


Garlic being grated on a microplane over the garlic.

Then, using a micorplane, you will grate the garlic over the garlic.

Broccoli florets ready to go into the oven to roast.

Using your hands (because they are the best tools that you have) and give everything a nice toss until all of the broccoli is coated with seasoning and oil.

Place in the preheated oven and cook for 15-20 minutes.

The broccoli florets, on the baking sheet, after they have roasted.

This is what it will look like when you take it out of the oven.

The roasted broccoli on a white plate.

I adore Roasted Broccoli.  As it is cooking in the oven the flavors are really enhanced and it is out-of-this-world.  You can top this with a little freshly grated Parmesan and WOW!  I know you are going to love it so get in the kitchen and give this Roasted Broccoli a try TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~

How to Roast Broccoli:
*Prep Time:  7 min.  *Cook Time:  15-20 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4


  • 1 lb. of Fresh Broccoli
  • 2-3 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Cut the florets of broccoli from the stem and place on a greased baking sheet. 
  3. Drizzle the oil over the florets, season with salt and pepper, and grate the garlic over the broccoli. 
  4. Toss everything together and place into the oven for 15-20 minutes. 
  5. Serve and Enjoy!


  1. Even though I cook quite bad, I think it is simple to follow. Thanks.

  2. Thank Mandee. These pics look so good!

    1. Thank you so much! That is very sweet of you!


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