Oven Roasted Broccoli

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This is the best oven-roasted broccoli recipe! This easy roasted broccoli is made with 6 ingredients in 15 minutes! It’s crispy, tender and perfectly seasoned. Baked broccoli is a healthy side dish that pairs well with your favorite dinner recipes.

up close photo of 9 pieces of oven roasted broccoli on a plate


Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, and this oven-roasted broccoli recipe is the most delicious way to enjoy it. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I make this recipe twice a week, with either fresh or frozen broccoli!

This oven roasted broccoli is the best tasting broccoli that is crispy, tender and perfectly seasoned.

Plus this rosted broccoli recipe is easy to make with 6 ingredients in 15 minutes! It’s a healthy side dish that pairs well with all your favorite dinner recipes (including this balsamic pot roast, homemade mac and cheese, and so much more)!

overhead view of oven roasted broccoli on a plate

Roasted Broccoli Recipe: Ingredients

overhead view of the labeled ingredients in this roasted broccoli recipe
  • Broccoli Florets. Trim fresh broccoli and use the tops (called florets) in this recipe. You can also use frozen broccoli florets with great results.
  • Olive Oil. Avocado oil is a good substitute for olive oil.
  • Garlic Powder. I suggest using powdered garlic because it coats the broccoli and gives it a crispy texture. Minced garlic can be used instead.
  • Paprika. My favorite is smoked paprika, but any variety works well.
  • Black pepper. Use freshly ground black pepper for the best flavor.
overhead view of roasted broccoli on a plate

How to Roast Broccoli in the Oven

Let’s walk through how to make roasted broccoli step-by-step, and don’t forget to watch the video.

The first step in this baked broccoli recipe is to make the spice mixture. Combining the spices beforehand will make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the broccoli florets. Set it aside to use later. 

two overhead photos showing how to roast broccoli -  making the spice mixture

To Use Frozen Broccoli

  1. Spread out the frozen broccoli in an even layer on the baking sheet, then put it in the preheated oven for 1-2 minutes until it’s warm but it isn’t roasting. 
  2. Once it’s warm, remove the broccoli from the oven and drizzle it with olive oil and stir. 
  3. Then add the spices and stir to coat. 
  4. Return to the oven and roast according to the recipe instructions. 

Next, combine the broccoli and olive oil. Be sure to stir so the olive oil is evenly distributed and all the broccoli pieces are evenly coated.

photo showing how to roast broccoli - pouring olive oil over broccoli

Once the broccoli is evenly coated with olive oil, sprinkle the spice mixture over the broccoli.

photo showing how to roast broccoli - pouring spice mixture onto oiled broccoli

Stir until all the broccoli pieces are evenly coated.

photo showing how to roast broccoli - stirring broccoli in a bowl

Then, spread the broccoli pieces in an even layer on a large baking sheet.

how to roast broccoli in the oven - broccoli on a baking sheet before roasting

Roast the broccoli at 450 degrees F for about 15 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Please be aware that all ovens bake differently, so make sure to check the broccoli at around 7 minutes!

Also, the size you cut the florets into will effect the baking time (smaller florets = shorter bake time, larger florets = longer bake time). So keep that in mind! 

how to roast broccoli in the oven - broccoli on a baking sheet after roasting while stirring

Towards the end of baking if the broccoli isn’t crisping up as you’d like it to, turn the oven to broil and bake for 1-2 minutes. I usually only need to do this occasionally when using frozen broccoli! 

how to roast broccoli in the oven - broccoli on a baking sheet after roasting

Serve

For best taste and texture serve this baked broccoli fresh from the oven with your favorite dinner recipes. I usually find myself sneaking bites of it as I serve it to my family, because it’s so delicious I just keep going back for more. Here are some suggestions:

oven roasted broccoli on a plate

Roasted Broccoli Recipe FAQs

How do you store roasted broccoli? 

Store roasted broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

How do you reheat roasted broccoli? 

There are two ways to re-heat roasted broccoli: 
Warm it in the microwave. This method will heat it up but will not re-crisp it. It’s the easiest and quickest way to reheat! 
In the oven. If I have the time, I like to reheat this broccoli recipe in the oven. Simply preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, place the oven on a small baking sheet or in a small baking pan, and heat until it’s warmed through and crispy (usually 4-5 minutes). 

Is roasted broccoli healthy for you? 

Yes! Broccoli is a great source of fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium! And olive oil (the other main ingredient in this roasted broccoli recipe), has anti-inflammatory properties, is high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants! 

overhead view of roasted broccoli

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Oven Roasted Broccoli (Baked Broccoli)

Laura
This is the best oven-roasted broccoli recipe! This easy roasted broccoli is made with 6 ingredients in 15 minutes! It's crispy, tender and perfectly seasoned. Baked broccoli is a healthy side dish that pairs well with your favorite dinner recipes.
5 from 75 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 123
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Grease a large baking sheet, set aside.
  • In a small bowl mix together garlic powder, sea salt, paprika and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Place broccoli pieces in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and stir until evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the broccoli, stir and repeat with the second half and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Spread seasoned broccoli evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast at 450 degrees for 14- 15 minutes, or until the broccoli is nicely roasted, stirring once halfway through. (Note: the size you cut the florets into will effect the baking time (smaller florets need a shorter bake time, larger florets need a longer bake time).
  • If necessary, broil the broccoli for 1-2 minutes at the end of roasting time to crisp it up (I find this is only necessary if using frozen broccoli).
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

To Use Frozen Broccoli
  1. Spread out the frozen broccoli in an even layer on the baking sheet, then put it in the preheated oven for 1-2 minutes until it’s warm but it isn’t roasting. 
  2. Once it’s warm, remove the broccoli from the oven and drizzle it with olive oil and stir. 
  3. Then add the spices and stir to coat. 
  4. Return to the oven and roast according to the recipe instructions. 
Ingredient Substitution Notes
  • Broccoli Florets. Trim fresh broccoli and use the tops (called florets) in this recipe. You can also use frozen broccoli florets with great results.
  • Olive Oil. Avocado oil is a good substitute for olive oil.
  • Garlic Powder. I suggest using powdered garlic because it coats the broccoli and gives it a crispy texture. Minced garlic can be used instead.
  • Paprika. My favorite is smoked paprika, but any variety works well.
  • Black pepper. Use freshly ground black pepper for the best flavor.
Store
Store roasted broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
Reheat
There are two ways to re-heat roasted broccoli: 
  1. Warm it in the microwave. This method will heat it up but will not re-crisp it. It’s the easiest and quickest way to reheat.
  2. In the oven. If I have the time, I like to reheat this broccoli recipe in the oven. Simply preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, place the oven on a small baking sheet or in a small baking pan, and heat until it’s warmed through and crispy (usually 4-5 minutes). 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. For a different twist on seasoning try using pumpkin pie spice in place of the garlic and paprika in either the roasted broccoli or roasted carrot recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was delicious. My husband usually hates when I make broccoli but he loved this. I will be making this again.

  3. If I use the frozen (microwavable) broccoli for this recipe, do I need to microwave first or is it fine to leave frozen when roasting?

    1. I make this recipe with frozen broccoli all the time. Preheat the oven, spread the frozen broccoli out on a baking sheet, put it in the preheated oven until it’s warm (but not fully cooked) – about 5 minutes. Then remove, add olive oil and seasonings and return to oven until cooked!

  4. 5 stars
    My teenage son isn’t the craziest about cooked broccoli, but he inhaled this tonight. My 4 yo grandson even ate some, despite saying broccoli is “yucky”. Hahaha…this was delicious. I did add a bit of sesame oil, a little goes a long way. This was the perfect side tonight!

  5. 5 stars
    I abhor broccoli but hubby loves it. Decided to give your recipe a try and BOTH of us loved it. Will miracles never cease. I look forward to eating this again.