Who says broccoli has to be boring? This Oven Roasted Broccoli is topped with parmesan creating an easy flavorful side dish perfect for any meal.
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This set contains chilli, lemon, and rosemary flavored olive oils. The flavorings are subtle and do not over power the flavor of the olive oil. The chilli olive oil is slightly spicy with a hint of a red chili flavor. The rosemary olive oil has a lovely light hint of rosemary flavor. It is not strong. I chose the lemon olive oil to make this Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe. The lemon olive oil tastes like you found the most perfect ripened lemon and mixed it in with the olive oil.
Oven Roasted Broccoli
Broccoli by itself can be kind of boring. Want to know what isn’t? Oven Roasted Broccoli! In this recipe, I toss the broccoli in Pomora’s lemon flavored olive oil. It gives it a beautiful flavor. If you don’t have the lemon flavored olive oil, you can use a plain olive oil and add 1 tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice for a similar flavor. After roasting, I add fresh grated parmesan and chili pepper flakes. The result is FANTASTIC!
This oven roasted broccoli is cooked for 20 minutes. The color of your pan will affect how long you roast your broccoli. The darker your pans are, usually the quicker it will cook. Depending on your pan, you will need to roast your broccoli anywhere between 15-25 minutes. Therefore, keep an eye on your oven roasted broccoli starting at 15 minutes in to not over cook it. Also, I didn’t cook my broccoli to a crisp. I like to have only the edges brown. If you want your broccoli more crispy, you may want to cook yours between 20 to 25 minutes. Just be careful because once they start crisping, they cook really fast and can burn easy at the end.
Oven Roasted Broccoli-Topped with Parmesan
- 24 oz broccoli (1 1/2 pound) cut into floret slices
- 4 tbsp lemon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste generous with salt
- 1/4 parmesan cheese freshly grated
- chili pepper flakes to taste
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Toss broccoli in lemon olive oil. Salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet.
- Roast 15 to 20 minutes watching not to burn. For more crispy roasted broccoli, roast up to 25 minutes, watching closely not to burn.
- Remove from oven. Top with parmesan. Add red chili pepper flakes for a little heat. Serve.