roasted garlic parmesan broccoli

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

December 9, 2019 14 Comments

This easy to make roasted garlic Parmesan broccoli is the vegetable side dish the whole family will love.

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Broccoli fan or not, this roasted garlic Parmesan broccoli will be your new favorite side dish.

I’ve made this so many times over the years and it’s always a hit.

roasted garlic parmesan broccoli cover

Even my kids love this recipe and they generally try to avoid vegetables at all costs.

I don’t use the word irresistible often but this side dish is exactly that.

roasted broccoli

It goes with just about everything and it’s super easy to make, too.

This has been my go to side dish recipe for years now.

There’s something about the lightly charred broccoli that goes so well with the garlic and Parmesan. It’s absolutely delicious!

finished broccoli

I know if you give this roasted garlic Parmesan broccoli a try it will become a favorite side dish recipe of yours, too.

Can I use frozen broccoli?

Yes, you can use frozen broccoli for this recipe.

I prefer the fresh head of broccoli here but frozen definitely works.

two broccoli heads

Just make sure to thaw it first and try to remove some moisture by patting it with a kitchen towel.

This will just help the broccoli roast better.

Other Side Dishes

If you like super easy and delicious side dishes like this onei here are a couple more you would love, too.

garlic Parmesan fries


roasted broccoli ingredients
  • Broccoli heads
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (I used powdered but you can use fresh for sure, too)
  • Lemon

First, rinse and dry the broccoli heads then cut them up into florets. try to keep them as equal in size as you can so they cook evenly.

freshly cut broccoli

Place them onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

broccoli on parchment paper lined baking sheet

Drizzle them in olive oil and season them with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

broccoli on baking sheet

Then toss everything together until the broccoli is evenly coated and bake it at 400° for about 15-20 minutes.

oven set to 400 degrees

Once they’re done, remove them from the oven. I like to let them get a little bit charred but take them out whenever they’re done to your liking.

charred broccoli

Now squeeze the lemon juice all over the broccoli.

fresh lemon over broccoli

Then add the Parmesan cheese.

parmesan cheese on broccoli

Finally toss the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese onto the broccoli. Serve warm and enjoy!

roasted broccoli finished

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli Recipe Video

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

This easy to make side dish will be an instant family favorite
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic parmesan broccoli, roasted broccoli, roasted garlic parmesan broccoli


  • baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 2 large Heads of broccoli
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs garlic powder
  • 1/2 large lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese add more if you'd like to!


  • First preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Rinse and dry the broccoli heads and cut them into relatively equal sized florets.
  • Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and drizzle them with the olive oil. Season the broccoli with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss to combine
  • Bake the broccoli for about 20 minutes. I like mine little extra charred. If you do too, just leave it in for an extra couple of minutes.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top of the broccoli and add the parmesan cheeese.
  • Toss it all together and serve warm. Enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • KnRsDad December 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Looks great, gonna try it tonight with this rainy weather!!

    • Al Dente Diva December 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Thank youuuu. I hope you like it 🥦😊



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