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This garlic roasted broccoli recipe may be simple, but it needed to be shared. If you’ve visited Wholesome Yum before, you know we love low carb vegetables around here – especially roasted vegetables. And whether you’re low carb or simply like a good healthy veggie, I’m pretty much on a mission to show you the best way to cook each one of them in the oven. So today, let me show you how to roast broccoli perfectly every time – browned on the outside, tender on the inside! Follow the tips below and you’ll have the best roasted broccoli ever.
Along with broccoli cheese soup, this is one of my favorite easy broccoli recipes ever. Often, simple is best. Sauteed broccoli or air fryer broccoli are other great options for a basic broccoli side dish.
Garlic Roasted Broccoli Ingredients
The ingredients in this oven roasted broccoli recipe are simple and basic:
- Broccoli – Cut into florets that are roughly the same size.
- Olive oil – This helps crisp up the broccoli and give it great flavor. Feel free to use avocado oil instead if you like.
- Garlic powder – Keeps it simple, but you can use fresh if you prefer. (See the FAQs below on the best way to use fresh to avoid burning it.)
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
It’s a lot like sauteed broccoli, but even easier.
How To Roast Broccoli In The Oven
With just oil and seasonings, you can prep this keto roasted broccoli in minutes:
- Season. Toss broccoli, olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl.
- Arrange. Spread the broccoli in a single layer on an extra large baking sheet – this one is the perfect size.
- Roast. Roast broccoli until tender and browned on edges.
What temp to roast broccoli?
For crispy, browned oven roasted garlic broccoli, cook at 400 degrees F.
How long to roast broccoli at 400 degrees?
Roasted broccoli will typically take about 17-20 minutes at 400 degrees F, but can vary slightly based on oven temperatures and the size of the broccoli florets.
Tips For How To Make The Best Roasted Broccoli
Even though this healthy side dish is simple as can be, I have a few tips for the best roasted broccoli:
1. Cut uniform pieces.
This ensures that the broccoli cooks at an even pace and you don’t end up with some small pieces that are burnt and some large pieces that aren’t fully cooked.
TIP: For maximum browned edges, don’t cut florets too thick.
2. Use enough oil.
This is key – no skimping! The oil gives the broccoli great flavor, but it also helps the florets get browned and crunchy.
TIP: I recommend 2 tablespoons oil per bunch of broccoli. This recipe uses two, so 1/4 cup of oil.
3. Give it breathing room.
Make sure the broccoli is evenly spread out on your baking sheet and in a single layer. We want to roast it, not steam it. Use two pans if you need to.
TIP: Every broccoli floret should touch the pan.
4. Add the garlic at the right time.
If you opt to use fresh minced garlic, it’s important to add it at the end of cooking or it will burn. Add it in during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
If you want to skip the fuss of adding it toward the end, use thinly sliced garlic instead.
5. Choose the best oven temperature for roasting broccoli.
This oven roasted broccoli works best when the broccoli is cooked at a high temperature (400 degrees F!) – it helps it get browned and crispy, not mushy.
Easy Roasted Broccoli FAQs
Can you roast frozen broccoli?
Yes, you can roast frozen broccoli. It may not end up as brown and crunchy, as it’s going to release water as it roasts, but it is an option. You may need a few extra minutes in the oven if you roast frozen broccoli.
TIP: Do not thaw frozen broccoli before roasting. This will make it even more mushy.
Can you roast broccoli with other vegetables?
Yes, you can roast broccoli with other vegetables. The important considerations are:
- They must have a similar cooking time, so they are done at the same time.
- You need a large enough sheet pan to have the veggies in a single layer.
These roasted mixed vegetables are a good example of that, and you can roast them together with the broccoli.
Can you use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder?
Yes, you can use either garlic powder or fresh garlic, you just need to do it the right way depending on what you want to use:
- Minced garlic: This will burn more quickly, so add it toward the last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Sliced or smashed garlic: If you don’t want to have to add something mid-roasting, just use very thinly sliced garlic instead. This can withstand the heat while roasting broccoli, so you can add it together with the broccoli right away.
- Garlic powder: This is the easiest option and the least amount of work, which is what I opted for in this simple roasted broccoli recipe.
Roast Broccoli Storage Instructions
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, you can make the roasted broccoli and garlic ahead, but if you want it hot, roast it right before serving.
How to store cooked broccoli:
Store any leftover roasted broccoli in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Can you freeze roasted broccoli?
Yes, you can also freeze roasted broccoli. Freeze in a single layer on a sheet pan and once it’s frozen solid, transfer to a freezer bag.
How to reheat baked broccoli:
For best results, reheat the broccoli in a 375 degree F oven, or in the microwave, until hot.
What To Serve With Roasted Broccoli
So now that you know how to make roasted broccoli, what goes with it? Pretty much everything! Here are some of my favorite entrees to pair with it:
- Chicken – Chicken recipes such as baked chicken legs, crispy chicken thighs, spatchcock chicken, or prosciutto wrapped chicken are all great mains to go with this simple roasted broccoli recipe.
- Beef – Beef recipes such as London broil, sirloin steak, keto meatloaf, or reverse sear steak all pair well with oven roasted broccoli.
- Pork – Pork recipes such as pork tenderloin, pork chops, or sausage balls all pair well with a broccoli side.
- Seafood – Seafood recipes such as broiled lobster tail, lemon baked cod, or bacon wrapped scallops pair well with garlic roasted broccoli.
Tools To Make Oven Roasted Broccoli
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- Glass Nesting Bowl Set – Toss the broccoli, olive oil, and seasonings together in this bowl. This set comes with every size you’ll need in your kitchen.
- My Favorite Sheet Pan – This nonstick sheet pan has a special silicone coating that browns veggies very well but never sticks. You’re going to love it!
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