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 everything! 

overhead view of roasted broccoli


Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, and this oven-roasted broccoli recipe is my favorite way to enjoy it!  It results in the best tasting broccoli with a perfect texture 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 just about everything (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

This oven roasted broccoli is made with only 6 ingredients (including salt and pepper)! 

  • 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. use a high-quality olive oil for the best flavor. You can also use infused olive oils (like this garlic olive oil) to add an extra depth of flavor! Really any neutral oil works like avocado oil, canola oil, etc. 
  • Garlic Powder. I use powdered garlic here because it coats the broccoli and gives it a crispy texture. I don’t recommend making substituions! 
  • Sea Salt. Garlic salt can be used in place of sea salt for even more garlic flavor. 
  • 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 the ingredients in this roasted broccoli recipe

How to make Roasted Broccoli

This oven-roasted broccoli recipe is very easy to make, but as always, I will walk through the steps showing you how to roast broccoli to ensure your broccoli-roasting success!

Make Spice Mixture

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

Combine broccoli & olive oil

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.

How to roast frozen broccoli:

You can use both fresh or frozen broccoli. For frozen broccoli I recommend following the recipe as written, you may just need to stir the broccoli one extra time during roasting, and broil at the end to achieve the best texture! 

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

Add spice mixture

Once the broccoli is evenly coated with olive oil, sprinkle the spice mixture over the broccoli. Stir until all the broccoli pieces are evenly coated! This might be a bit more challenging with frozen broccoli, so I recommend adding it in 3 separate additions with stirring in between. 

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

Make sure to stir gently, especially if using frozen broccoli, to prevent breaking the broccoli apart! 

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

Roast Broccoli

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! 

Broil (if necessary)

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! 

two overhead photos showing how to roast broccoli in a baking pan

Serve Immediately

For best taste and texture serve this baked broccoli fresh from the oven. 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!  You could add a squirt of lemon as you serve it for a little citrusy touch!

Serving Suggestions

I make this roasted broccoli weekly! Because, like I said before, it’s  my favorite way to enjoy my favorite vegetable! Here are some recipes that pair well with this baked broccoli!

up close overhead view of roasted broccoli on a baking sheet

FAQs about Roasted Broccoli

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! 

More roasted vegetable recipes: 

I have a serious affinity for roasted vegetables. Besides this roasted broccoli, here are some of my favorite recipes: 

overhead view of roasted broccoli on a plate

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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 everything!
5 from 68 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 = shorter bake time, larger florets = longer bake time). So keep that in mind)!
  • 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.

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Notes

How to roast frozen broccoli:

You can use both fresh or frozen broccoli. If using frozen broccoli in this roasted broccoli recipe. For frozen broccoli I recommend following the recipe as written, you may just need to stir the broccoli one extra time during roasting and broil at the end to achieve the best texture! 

Recipe substitutions: 

  • 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. I love using infused olive oils (like this garlic olive oil) to add some extra flavor! Really any neutral oil works like avocado oil, canola oil, etc. 
  • Sea Salt. Garlic salt can be used in place of sea salt for even more garlic flavor. 
  • Paprika. My favorite is smoked paprika, but any variety works well!

How to store roasted broccoli:

Store roasted broccoli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
To reheat roasted broccoli:
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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42 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.