Saturday, February 27, 2010

oven roasted broccoli

As you know...not a fan of broccoli I found this recipe from Taste of Home & I was really impressed, this was fantastic! I couldn't even tell it was broccoli - they tasted like french fries! Yummmm I will def be making this more often as a side dish, and who doesn't like Panko....Brilliant! I served with roasted salmon (lemon juice, fish seasoning, pepper, and lemon pepper on 400 degrees for 18 minutes)

~1 pound broccoli, rinsed and trimmed
~2 tablespoons olive oil
~2 cloves garlic, minced
~1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
~1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
~1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
~1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan or sharp Cheddar


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic, kosher salt and pepper and set aside.

Spread the panko into a 13 by 9-inch metal cake pan and place into the oven for 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. (I skipped this step and just combined Panko with all other ingredients) Remove the panko from the oven and add to the bowl with the broccoli mixture. Toss to combine. Return the mixture to the cake pan (I used baking sheet sprayed with olive oil), place in the oven and roast just until the broccoli is tender, approx 10-15 minutes (I cooked at 400 for 18 minutes with Salmon) Just make sure half-way to flip broccoli or stir). Remove from the oven, toss in the cheese and serve immediately.


  1. Yum! That so good Jen! I've been trying to eat more broc. too...not my favorite, but I can't wait to try it...I bet it would be good with cauliflower too!

  2. oh yes! It is delish...I have been roasting all our veggies lately, next I am trying asparagus!! Try it!