Thursday, February 16, 2012

Best Broccoli Ever

When we visited Joe's family this past summer, my sister-in-law Paula shared this recipe for parmesan roasted broccoli with me. I made it for my family and even my younger brother and sisters were asking for second helpings. I knew that if they asked for more veggies the recipe must be a hit!

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Place on a baking sheet.

Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and salt. Toss to coat.

Peel and thinly slice several cloves of fresh garlic and scatter on broccoli.

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately sprinkle with fresh lemon juice and shredded parmesan cheese.

Serve hot & enjoy!


  1. Yum! Especially during the winter, I love roasting veggies. I'll have to give this a whirl.

  2. I finally made this last night and it was very good! I even left off the cheese, and it was very flavorful. Thanks for sharing!