Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Roasted Broccoli

Roasted broccoli recipe for kids
Roasted Broccoli
Source: Courtesy Amanda Haas

Check out this simple recipe kids seem to go crazy for! Courtesy of Circle of Moms!

Roasted Broccoli

If you think your children don’t like broccoli, try roasting it! Roasting broccoli at a high temperature brings out all of its sweet flavors, so it tastes completely different than if you normally boil or steam it. If you’d like to add more flavor, you can zest a lemon over the top before roasting, or sprinkle good Parmesan cheese over it when it comes out of the oven.


  • 1-1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets, washed, dried & cut in 1" pieces
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place the broccoli in a mixing bowl and add a few tablespoons of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss until all the broccoli florets are generously coated with the oil. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until the broccoli is just soft, about 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to ensure even cooking.

Note: For a little added heat for the adults, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes in before roasting.

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