This baked broccoli side dish is super versatile and goes with anything, including meats and fish. You'll never make broccoli another way again after one bite of this quick & easy Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe.
Think you don't like broccoli? Think again!
Oven Roasted Broccoli is hands down the BEST way to eat it. Even broccoli haters change their tune after eating broccoli baked in the oven. This versatile side dish is equally wonderful for a holiday menu or on a busy weeknight.
Why this recipe works
It's easy to be skeptical of such a simple recipe. But something magical happens when you roast vegetables.
The high heat of the oven caramelizes the sugars in the broccoli. The result is a crispy exterior and a tender interior. Add a little salt, pepper and some mellow roasted garlic, and you have one addictive side dish that even broccoli haters embrace!
I'm pretty sure you have everything you need for this 5-ingredient recipe in your pantry and fridge:
Making broccoli in the oven takes literally minutes to prepare:
1. Chop your broccoli into approximately equal sized florets. (I prefer to remove most of the stems but you can certainly leave them intact if you prefer.) Peel and smash the garlic at the same time.
2. Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Pour onto a preheated sheet pan and roast. Be sure you don't overcrowd the pan. If you do, the veggies will steam instead of get crispy and caramelized. When in doubt, use two sheet pans and rotate halfway through roasting time.
⭐️ Check out our guide to how to make perfectly roasted vegetables in the oven for more tips and recipes for foolproof baked veggies. ‼️
Though this step is not absolutely necessary, I find it helps jumpstart the caramelization process.
Forget to pop the pan in the oven when it's preheating? Just add a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
Yes! Roasting broccoli changes the texture and flavor of the vegetable but largely retains its nutritional superpowers (including protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants).
You can easily use garlic powder in place of the garlic cloves if that's al you have on hand. Just stir in ⅛ teaspoon of garlic powder for each garlic clove it replaces.
You can also omit garlic (cloves or powder) entirely and still get a crazy good side dish with just broccoli, oil, salt and pepper.
This simple roasted broccoli recipe for is a great place to start but feel free to mix it up with some of these substitutions:
- Swap garlic cloves with parmesan cheese.
- Turn up the heat. Forgo the garlic completely and sprinkle on some crushed red pepper flakes.
- Roast with other veggies like carrots or sweet potatoes for a variety of flavors.
More roasted vegetables
- Make a fuss-free vegetable side dish with this easy Rosemary Roasted Delicata Squash recipe. No peeling required!
- These Oven Roasted Tomatoes are extremely versatile and can be used in appetizers, pasta or as a simple snack. Plus you can freeze them and use later!
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts go from average to exceptional with a drizzle of savory balsamic vinegar.
- This delicious Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes recipe is simple enough to add to your weeknight meals but fancy enough to earn a spot on your table during the holidays.
- A quick stir with maple syrup and a touch of red pepper flakes gives these Oven Roasted Carrots their irresistible spicy sweet flavor.
- Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and fresh thyme leaves to this easy Roasted Cauliflower recipe.
- If you've never roasted green beans, you need to try this recipe ASAP!
- We have even more easy side dishes in our archives!
Oven Roasted Broccoli
- 1 ½ - 2 pounds of broccoli
- 6 - 8 garlic cloves peeled and smashed
- 3 - 4 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place sheet pan in oven while preheating.
- Cut broccoli into florets, leaving some stem intact. Combine broccoli, garlic and oil in large bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Place broccoli on preheated sheet pan and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, shaking and/or turning broccoli halfway through. The broccoli will have brown, crispy tips when done.
- If using olive oil instead of canola or grapeseed oil, lower the oven temperature to 400°F. Olive oil has a lower smoke point than canola and grapeseed oils and may take on a slightly bitter flavor if used at too high of a temperature for an extended period of time.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
Spice up your dinner menu with this Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe. Made with 5 simple ingredients, it's the perfect side dish for any meal.