I’m always trying to get people to eat more vegetables. Sometimes I feel like it’s my number one mission in life as a dietitian. We often make eating too complicated, too many rules. I like to keep things simple and my top recommendation for healthy eating is to eat vegetables and protein. Vegetables taste much better with a little bit of fat and salt. In fact, I prepare most of my vegetables this way. Garlic parmesan roasted broccoli is one of my favorite vegetable side dishes.
This preparation method for vegetables is sure to convince those non-vegetable lovers in your life to at least try a bite. I mean, who doesn’t like garlic and parmesan? The best part is when the parmesan gets crispy as it bakes.
I first started making carrots fries with garlic and parmesan last year after seeing a Tasty video and then expanded to cooking all my vegetables with this method because it’s delicious. It’s my quick, easy, go-to veggie recipe. And it works with asparagus, green beans, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, zucchini, and broccoli.
All this recipe requires is olive oil, garlic powder, grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Other spices are optional, like dried parsley and red pepper flakes. I like a little bit of spice so almost always add red pepper flakes. And I like the parsley for a little bit of extra flavor and the bright color.
Garlic parmesan roasted broccoli pairs well with chicken, salmon, steak, or pork. You can really make this vegetable side dish as part of any meal. Any leftovers cook up great with scrambled eggs.
Fresh broccoli tossed in olive oil, garlic powder, grated parmesan, salt, pepper, parsley, and red pepper flakes and then roasted to perfection.
- 2 Broccoli crowns , stems removed, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan
- 2 tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- 2 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowel, toss broccoli with olive oil, grated parmesan, garlic powder, salt, pepper, black pepper, parsley, and red pepper flakes.
Evenly spread broccoli on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until parmesan starts to get a little crispy.