Thursday, 8 October 2015

Oven Roasted Broccoli

I may never steam broccoli again.  I've discovered that roasted broccoli tastes so much better.  

I've never been a big fan of boiled or steamed veggies.  I usually prefer them raw, with some sort of dressing or dip to smother them in.  Maybe I just don't prepare them properly, but bland, mushy vegetables aren't my favourite.

Roasted vegetables, on the other hand, are an amazing thing.  Better flavour, better texture.  Crisp and crunchy, yet still tender, without being soft.  A little bit spicy.  You need to try this.

Olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and cayenne pepper... all tossed with broccoli florets.

Spread out on a pan, and baked.

It's so simple that it barely needs a recipe.

Oven Roasted Broccoli

Two bunches of broccoli, cut into florets
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese, optional

Combine oil and spices, toss with broccoli florets.  Bake in a 425°F oven for 15-20 minutes, until florets are browned and stalks are fork tender.  Toss with parmesan cheese if desired.

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  1. Just found your blog on Real Food Fridays and had to check out your roasted broccoli recipe. Roasted vegetables is one of our favorite suppers, and we love broccoli in the mix, so I know we'd love a batch that was nothing but broccoli. Your plate looks lovely there. Just to let you know, I don't do much email any more. Mostly just go in to delete all the junk mail now and then, so I may not see yours, or respond to it! Please do not put me on a list.

  2. Looks really good! Now that the weather is cooling a bit, I will get to use the oven more. Will try this soon!

  3. HI Jenn,
    I love broccoli and this sounds like a great way to spice up such a healthy vegetable. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  4. Ooh, I love this! Des' teacher serves it at daycare and he eats it like CANDY! I tried it once and it was burnt. I'm trying your way.

  5. Everything looks so good, we have really taken a liking to roasting veggies.
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week!!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE oven roasted broccoli! It definitely tastes SO much different!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. I have never tried roasted broccoli, but I love other roasted veggies so I need to give it a try. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  8. I'm right there with you; boiled or steamed vegetables just seem tasteless and mushy to me. This looks so full of flavor!

    Thanks for linking up at The Alder Collective Link Party! Your posts have been pinned to the party board, and we hope to see you again next Tuesday at 8 EST!

  9. This sounds yummy! I've just recently started roasting some veggies but never crossed my mind to try broccoli. I'm going to have to try these.

  10. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  11. Oooohhh, that sounds so good right now! Here from TUT.

  12. We usually sautee it but I can't wait to try roasting it. Love the cayenne in here, too. Thanks for bringing this to #SaucySaturdays!

  13. I am not a fan of steamed veggies either, so I will definitely try this! I usually just take them raw :P #foodpornthursday

  14. I love the idea of roasted broccoli - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  15. I've never had roasted broccoli before this is such a great idea! It looks & sounds delicious & would make a lovely chance to steamed broccoli. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with #foodpornthursdays x


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