4.81 from 26 votes

Seriously, The Best Broccoli of Your Life

A delicious side dish that's quick and easy to prepare and makes a great accompaniment to meat, poultry or fish.

Course Sides
Cuisine Italian
Keyword broccoli dishes, Broccoli recipes, roasted broccoli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 129 kcal
Author Erren Hart


  • 4 pounds broccoli
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and thinly sliced
  • Good olive oil or for Keto - butter flavor coconut oil
  • teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. You should have about 8 cups of florets.

  3. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with 5 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  4. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.
  5. Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, and Parmesan.  Serve hot.

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Recipe Notes

  • Don't skimp on the oil (even if it seems like a lot), season well, and make sure your oven is hot before adding the broccoli.
  • On washing your broccoli: After washing your broccoli, be sure to dry it thoroughly.  The drier it is, the more it will crisp up. 
  • For crispy results: If you want an even crisper broccoli, try flipping it halfway through the roasting. It's a time-consuming task, but it crisps on all sides. 
Low Carb, Keto Friendly Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe has approximately 4g of Net Carbs making it perfect for anyone cutting crabs or following a low carb diet.

Nutrition Facts
Seriously, The Best Broccoli of Your Life
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 963mg28%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1925IU39%
Vitamin C 272.3mg330%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.