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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli. The title says it all. Brocolli is tossed in a simple lemon vinaigrette, and roasted. The surprise comes at the end when freshly grated Parmesan is added.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Ken


  • 2 heads of Broccoli or about 1 pound
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 4-6 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt I used Pink Himalayan
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the head / heads of broccoli by cutting in to florets about an inch to two inches long. If the florets are really big you can slice them in half top to bottom.
  3. Get a large mixing bowl, zest an entire lemon followed by juicing the lemon.
  4. Mince or run through a garlic press 1-2 medium cloves of garlic.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, and a pinch or two of pepper.
  6. Then add 4-6 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  7. Whisk the ingredients well.
  8. Place the broccoli florets in to the vinaigrette and toss till all are covered in dressing.
  9. Take a large sheet pan, I used a half sheet pan 13″ X 18″. Place some parchment paper down followed by the broccoli evenly spaced as best as possible. Note: Two head of broccoli will just about fill the entire half sheet pan.
  10. Place the sheet in the 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 7-8 minutes. Then remove and flip each piece, and then back in to the oven for 3-4 more minutes. Remove the sheet from the oven. Take a microplane grater and generously grate from a block of Parmesan cheese over top of each piece of broccoli. Then place back in the oven for a minute. Remove and serve the Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli