Roasted Broccoli with Grated Parmesan

Recipe: Roasted Broccoli with Grated Parmesan

Makes : 2 to 4 servings | Salads/Sides Vegetarian
To mix things up a little, I like to cut the broccoli lengthwise into spears. Use a paring knife to trim off the thickest part of the stalk before cutting the spears. You can certainly cut the broccoli into more traditional florets if you prefer.


  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into long spears
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oven to 425°. Put the broccoli on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt. Roast the broccoli until starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Turn the broccoli with tongs and continue roasting until golden brown and cooked to your liking, 3 to 5 minutes longer.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and toss the hot broccoli with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Variation: For a dairy-free version, toss the hot broccoli with the grated zest of one lemon instead of the grated cheese.

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