Roasted Broccoli

I love broccoli.  There are probably about ten billion recipes for different things to do with broccoli and I assure you, most of them are fantastic!  This recipe is for roasted broccoli.  Everyone has their own way of doing this, and after reading a few recipes I decided to try my own way.  I didn’t measure anything really, just kind of seasoned to taste and did things till it looked right, you’ll know what I mean when you try it.  And definitely do try it, it was FABULOUS!  My first bite I thought there was too much lemon, but there really wasn’t, it was flavorful and delicious!  You’ll definitely be going back for seconds!

Roasted Broccoli

Broccoli florets (if using frozen, defrost first)
1 clove garlic, chopped
olive oil
salt, pepper & cajun seasoning
2 pats of butter
1 tsp lemon zest
juice of 1/2 lemon
parmesan cheese (fresh grated would be great, but I only had a canister!)


Preheat oven to 450.

Place broccoli in a medium sized mixing bowl.  Add just enough olive oil to coat.  Season with salt, pepper and cajun seasonings.  Mix in the lemon zest and chopped garlic. 

Spray an oven-safe pot or skillet with nonstick cooking spray.  Pour in the broccoli mixture, making one even layer across the bottom of the pan.  Bake 20-30 minutes, depending on how browned and tender you want it.  I baked for about 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and squeeze the lemon juice in.  Mix well and pour into a serving dish.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese generously over and serve immediately.

Roasted Broccoli


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