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The Ultimate Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

The Ultimate Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is truly the best roasted broccoli you will ever have. It's nutty, cheesy, and so yummy, it's the perfect side!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, parmesan roasted broccoli, roasted broccoli
Servings: 6
Calories: 186kcal


  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ¼ cup pecans toasted and chopped
  • cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Prep the oven: Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Prep the broccoli: Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks and cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. I cut mine in really small florets because I wanted bite size florets. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  • Bake: Transfer the sheet pan to the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned. Stir the broccoli once partway through cooking.
  • Finish the dish: Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with lemon juice, pecans and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.


  1. This recipe is so easy to make and store! Just refrigerate in an airtight container and it’ll stay fresh for up to a week.
  2. Try out different blends of spices, herbs and nuts for a variety of flavor combinations!
  3. Make sure to flip your broccoli (you only have to do this once) to ensure even roasting.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1306IU | Vitamin C: 183mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2mg