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Let me introduce you to the number one side dish we eat in our house. Our go to meal around here is a protein (like pan seared peach balsamic chicken or chicken thighs) plus a veggie and some kind of rice. Our favorite veggie that we like to always have on hand is broccoli.?I can remember a time when I wouldn't even look at broccoli. Let alone enjoy eating it all the time! But now I eat it in and with everything from pasta with broccoli to grilled steaks. How'd that happen? I just kept trying it until I figured out how I liked it. Now I can eat it steamed, roasted, raw with hummus. Doesn't matter.? This recipe roasted broccoli in the oven at a high temperature, which helps it to be nice and tender on the inside but the florets are crispy and delicious. The key is to roast them at a high heat (400°F) and generously season them with salt and pepper.
How long does it take to roast broccoli?At 400? it will take around 25-30 minutes to roast the broccoli so that the stalks are tender and the florets are nice and crispy.?
How do you pick out fresh broccoli?When picking out crowns of broccoli, you want to look for broccoli that is bright green in color and the crown of the broccoli is tight with florets that are close together.?
How do you prepare broccoli?Most recipes call for cutting the floret (the top leafy part of the broccoli) off the stalk. You can save the stalk for other recipes or freeze it to add to green smoothies! Cut the florets off the stalks. If the florets are uneven sizes, you can cut the broccoli in half cutting through the stems.
How seasonings work best for broccoli?Most herbs and spices will go well with broccoli. You can't go wrong with garlic, ginger, rosemary or, of course, just plain salt and pepper!?
Do you need to line your pan with parchment paper?If you're using a nonstick baking sheet, you don't need to line the pan with parchment paper. However, if your pan isn't nonstick, you'll want to either use parchment paper or spritz it with your favorite oil.?
Can you roast other veggies this way?Absolutely. In fact, simply roasted veggies are my favorite way to have them!?
What tools do I need to make this?Easy Oven Roasted Broccoli?
- A sharp knife, is my go to.
- A (or pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray)
- 3 cups of broccoli florets
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400?.
- Toss broccoli with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil.
- Bake for 25 minutes, tossing broccoli halfway through.