Super Simple Roasted Broccoli

I just love roasted vegetables.  Not only are they delicious, but my kids will usually eat them as well.  This roasted broccoli is so easy.  It’s a great one to do with your young kids.  Mine had fun shaking the bag around.  This roasted broccoli recipe is almost fool proof!  If you like this, then you may also like my Cauliflower Popcorn.

Simple Roasted Broccoli - My Whole Food Life

This roasted broccoli would be a great side to just about anything!  You will want to eat the whole tray. 🙂

Super Simple Roasted Broccoli

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time PT20-30M Serves 2 servings     adjust servings

An easy side dish that everyone will love!


  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 2-3 T olive oil
  • Juice from 1 small lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut the broccoli into florets. (Save the stalks for homemade vegetable broth .)
  3. Add the broccoli and the remaining ingredients to a Zip-Lock bag.
  4. Shake until everything is well coated
  5. Spread broccoli on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stopping once to turn the broccoli over.


Recipe Notes

The broccoli will shrink down quite a bit after cooking. If you have a large family, you may want to double the recipe.

Roasted Broccoli Steps

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28 thoughts to “Super Simple Roasted Broccoli”

  1. I have been roasting my broccoli and other veggies like this for several years on a large sheet pan from Gordon Foods restaurant supply. I like the easy clean up, but was recently reading that I should be avoiding aluminum. I noticed you had a liner on your sheet pan. Could you tell me what kind?
    1. Yes! I love that liner and I am about to order a second one. Here is the kind I have.
  2. Great recipe. I love roasted broccoli and cauliflower. One thing you can try adding is just a touch of sugar...perhaps 1/2 teaspoon? It provides just a slight hit of sweet and it aides in caramelization. Cheers!
  3. This is SO delicious. I have done something similar with both broccoli and cauliflower, except sprayed olive oil in a Misto and sprinkled on the seasonings. I eat it with my fingers off the cookie sheet right out of the oven. I can't even wait to get it on a plate it is so good.
  4. Hi. This looks great. I am going to try this tomorrow. Do you think I could do this with mushrooms and onions as well? Thanks!
      1. Hi. I ended up not trying the mushrooms and onions. I made your broccoli and it was delicious! I added a little extra garlic, lemon juice and put a few shakes of red pepper in because I love these ingredients. I am normally a meat and potatoes kind of girl, but you have turned me! I am going to make this again next week, but will probably roast 3 crowns of broccoli! Thanks!
  5. Nice recipe Melissa. I've always loved how roasting a broccoli looks like the autumn foliage of the trees :) Although, thinking this way of the broccoli just bumps my love to them and makes the meal even tastier :)
  6. This is a very good recipe for broccoli. My husband couldn't stop eating them. Even my 13 year old daughter love it! Thanks for sharing... :)
    1. Cauliflower all the time Cauliflower, oh my, my, my I'm gonna get me another girl and get down from this hook I'm gonna get me another girl someone who knows how to cook like my mama used to do when I was a little boy
  7. I do the same thing but I grill it. In the grill it only takes a few minutes. Just grill on low and turn it after 4 minutes or so depending on your grill. Grill another 3 or 4 minutes and it is done. We like it with a little bite to it and it gets that wonderful smoky grill flavor. It is so good that I often have just a bowl of grilled broccoli for dinner. I like to marinate it a few hours before grilling so all the flavors melt into the broccoli. You have to try it grilled!

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