It's hard to find a better and easier side dish than oven roasted broccoli, especially when it's smothered in garlic and zesty herbs. But watch out, because this broccoli is so addictive, one person could eat the entire pan!....and it our house that would definitely be me.
This healthy and simple roasted broccoli with garlic and herbs recipe is vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, paleo, keto, gluten-free, and sugar-free. It basically is the perfect food item for most people (unless you hate broccoli or perhaps garlic).
Roasted broccoli is one of those vegetables I could eat almost every single day! Come to think of it, if you asked my family, they'll tell you we eat roasted broccoli more than any other vegetable.
Being a broccoli lover, I've been on a broccoli streak and just recently whipped up a keto broccoli salad and a low carb instant pot broccoli cheddar soup too! Make sure to check those out if you're also a broccoli obsessed person.
You might not believe me, but this oven roasted broccoli is beyond addicting....
What’s even better, this simple and flavorful healthy side dish or works with just about any meal. Sometimes we like to cook it even longer to make it so crisp that they’re almost like chips. The dark brown crispy bits are always my favorite, and they’re usually gone before they even hit the dinner table.
The best roasted broccoli isn’t just cooked until it’s done, it’s cooked until it’s starting to caramelized and crisp...but not to the point it gets over cooked and starts getting burnt.
You could also add Parmesan cheese in the last five minutes or cooking or even add a pinch of cayenne pepper if you want to kick it up a notch. We absolutely love this addicted oven roasted broccoli whether it's covered in parmesan or just with savory garlic and herbs.
If you don’t have Italian seasoning in your cupboard, don’t fret. I’ve made this many times just using whatever combination of flavorful herbs I have in the cupboard. Rosemary, oregano, basil, thyme or just straight up with garlic, salt and pepper tastes amazing.
Oven Roasted Broccoli Ingredients
1 head of broccoli, cut into pieces
1-2 teaspoon minced garlic cloves (we're garlic lovers so add 2)
3T olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
2 T shredded Parmesan (optional)
Roasted Broccoli Supplies
Here's a list of helpful supplies we used to make this healthy, easy and addicting roasted paleo keto broccoli recipe.
Baking Pan - we love to use jelly roll pans in an 13" x 18" size
Gourmet salts - optional
Easy Baked Broccoli in Oven Steps
Preheat oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. We love to cook with parchment paper since it makes for easy clean-up and saves our pans.
Cut the broccoli into pieces. Here's a photo of the broccoli pieces size we cut our broccoli into so you have a size reference. To speed things up you could buy prepacked, washed and cut broccoli too.
In a medium-size bowl mix the minced garlic cloves, olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
One way to jazz this recipe up even more is by cooking with flavored sea salts. It's amazing how a little bit of flavored salt can go a long way.
Add the broccoli pieces to the garlic herb mixture and combine.
I’m going to give you a little lazy person tip, sometimes I’ll just put the broccoli directly on the baking pan and I will drizzle the oil and seasoning over the top and put it in the oven as is. But when you take the extra minute to mix it all together in a bowl, the oil and spices do a better job of distributing the flavor.
With a spatula or slotted spoon spread the garlic broccoli out on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the oven roasted broccoli for 10 minutes and with a spatula, and then flip the broccoli. Some parts might be starting to get dark brown, and that's totally ok because there's where the delicious caramelized flavor comes from.
Put back in the oven for 10 minutes or until cooked through, or your desired degree of doneness.
They’re technically cooked after about 15 minutes in the oven, but to make caramelized and crispy you’ll want to put them in about a total of 20 minutes.
Parmesan Broccoli is JUST as amazing!!
Straight up roasted garlic herb broccoli is devine, but making parmesan broccoli is so delicious too! If you're like my husband following a keto diet, adding the extra fat from the cheese makes this amazing as a keto broccoli recipe too.
If you decide to add shredded parmesan cheese, you simply need to add how much is to your liking in the last 3-5 minutes of baking the oven roasted broccoli.
A Side Note.....How do YOU spell broccoli?
Funny story, broccoli is one of those words I've always struggled to spell correctly. Maybe that makes sense since how to spell broccoli is apparently one of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language. Is this a word you often mix up, or is it just me?
But I've always found this a little humorous since it's my favorite vegetable an all,.When I was younger I commonly spelled it brocolli. Other ways people often spell broccoli is brocoli, brocolli, or broculi. Who knew? So if you too have wondered how do you spell broccoli, now you know 😉
Vegetarian * Low Carb * Paleo * Keto Broccoli
Oven roasted broccoli is the perfect side dish for just about any diet, or for people who aren't dieting and just want a savory side for a weeknight dinner or even for a special meal.
Broccoli is one of the lowest carb vegetables and creating a simple dish like oven roasted broccoli makes it a great side dish or as a meal prep item for lunch too.
If you've been wondering how many net carbs in broccoli and if it's keto friendly, it most definitely is!!
Broccoli only has 6 total carbs for one cup of chopped broccoli, with 2.4 grams of fiber, a cup of delicious broccoli is only 3.6 net carbs.
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Best Ever Cold Broccoli Salad (no sugar recipe)