Perfect Roasted Broccoli

Perfect Roasted Broccoli Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comCrispy Perfect Roasted Broccoli with slightly charred edges and a touch of garlic!

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Broccoli may not be the sexiest vegetable, but it sure is improved by a quick roast under high heat.

If you love oven roasted squash, or were swept away by the roasted cauliflower craze, you are going to go nuts over today’s Perfect Roasted Broccoli.

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This simple recipe is my favorite way to eat broccoli, roasted as-is with a hint of garlic, or dipped in creamy sauce, or mixed into Buddha Bowls.

The Perfect Roasted Broccoli |

Roasting broccoli florets on a baking sheet brings out their natural sweetness, tenderizes them, and gives them crispy edges.

With just a quick toss in olive oil and a little garlic powder, salt and pepper, you get the very best flavor from the broccoli and a touch of zest.

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The key to Perfect Roasted Broccoli is to not use too much or too little oil.

If you don’t use enough oil, the broccoli will steam more than roast, leaving the broccoli with flimsy edges. If you use too much oil, the broccoli will be greasy and limp.

Use just enough oil to fully coat the broccoli florets, without any dripping, or pooling on the baking sheet.

Crispy Perfect Roasted Broccoli Recipe |

Perfect Roasted Broccoli is so easy to make. Anyone can do it.

Just crank the oven up, watch the amount of oil you use, and don’t over season the broccoli.

It will stay green and earthy, with just enough crunch to make your kids (or picky adults) take notice!

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5 from 6 votes

Perfect Roasted Broccoli

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Perfect Roasted Broccoli Recipe - A simple preparation to insure crispy roast broccoli every time you make it. Kids will love dipping roasted broccoli into a creamy garlic sauce.
Servings: 4
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Roasted Broccoli
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 537mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 21.2%
Vitamin C 183.9%
Calcium 8%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli florets (2 pounds of heads)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Trim the broccoli into small bite-size florets. Pile the florets onto the baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over the top, then sprinkle with 1/4 garlic powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Toss to coat well.
  3. Spread the broccoli in a single layer over the baking sheet. Roast in oven for approximately 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly charred and crispy. Serve immediately.

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29 comments on “Perfect Roasted Broccoli

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  2. Christyposted April 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Hi can you make this with frozen broccoli?

    • Sommerposted April 26, 2018 at 12:25 pm Reply

      Hi Christy,

      You can make it with frozen broccoli, but the texture turns out better if you start with fresh.

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  4. Niaposted March 4, 2018 at 3:24 pm Reply

    Really good!

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  7. Lisaposted December 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm Reply

    My family actually waits  in anticipation for me to make this when I get broccoli.  It’s the only way I prepare it anymore.  I tried garlic bread spread, and it worked pretty well!  Thank you so much!

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  17. Leslie Booyseposted October 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Try this with BBQ spice and Fry-Light oil spray instead of olive oil – it’s a low-fat alternative, and still tastes GREAT! I have roasted broc like this every day – never gets old!

  18. Jennposted September 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm Reply

    OMG my family fell I need love!!!!  I made this just because I was tired of the same old same old.  My family likes broccoli but they loved it so much that my daughter in law asked for the recipe so my son and grand kids would eat it. They won’t eat it any other way. That’s awesome. To get kids to eat veggies is big in my book so bring it on with the roasted broccoli!!!!  Thank you!  

  19. Marleeposted August 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Anyone know if I can do this with frozen broccoli? 

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  22. Madelineposted June 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Can these roast at 400 for longer? Thinking of roasting multiple things along with the broccoli and they all call for 400 F.

    • Sommerposted June 17, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply

      Hi Madeline,

      Honestly, they’d be better off not roasting in a full oven, but you can give it a try. Roasting them at 400, for longer, is less of an issue than a loaded down oven. Let me know how they turn out!

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  25. Amyposted January 24, 2016 at 10:56 am Reply

    This is one of my son’s favorite recipes.

  26. Ron Hoodposted January 23, 2016 at 8:01 am Reply

    The recipes are awesome, but I wish you included nutrition information with your recipes.

    • Jennyposted February 1, 2018 at 9:01 am Reply

      Hi Ron.  This is such a simple recipe it would be very very easy to look up the nutritional info on it if you really want/need it.