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Roasted Broccoli

The yummiest roasted broccoli!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I am not a vegetable fan. I was the girl who would never eat her vegetables, and everyone knew it.

Now that I’m older, things are changing. Lucky for me (well, for my health) Son won’t take any nonsense when it comes to me eating healthy, so I don’t have much of a choice. To make life a little more enjoyable for myself, I’ve tried to find vegetable recipes that I actually enjoy, rather than having to force them down.

The credit for finding this recipe goes to my sister. She’ll randomly send me links to recipes that she wants me to make for her, and this was one of the better ones… in fact, just plain amazing! Sure, broccoli used to be one of the only vegetables I’d eat, but I certainly wouldn’t go out of my way to eat some when I was younger. Who would’ve ever known I’d crave broccoli?

Recipe adapted from Amateur Gourmet.


  • 4-5 lbs broccoli
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Cooking Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 425°.
    2. Wash broccoli and dry extremely well (or don’t wash it and hope the heat kills any germs.)
    3. Cut broccoli into florets.
    4. Toss all ingredients together.
    5. Spread the broccoli evenly on a cookie sheet.
    6. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the tips of the broccoli are browned.


10 Responses

  1. Broccoli!! All hail!!! YAY!

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  2. LOL I never thought I’d see someone so happy about a recipe for vegetables! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I’m adding you to my link list. LOVE your site.

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  4. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. A little lemon pepper would go nicely on it…or maybe even some furikake.

    Have you tried roasted cauliflower? Even better than broccoli, IMO.

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  6. That looks wonderful! *pat on the back for eating your veggies!*

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  7. I find that roasting most vegetables makes them AMAZING! My fiance and I’s favorite is actually brussel sprouts! Cook them basically the same way you have here and they are to die for, but you should flash-boil them first just to make sure they are nice and tender. Small ones are sweeter but if they are big cut them in half. Another variation I love, toss in a red onion and drizzle with balsamic vinegar before baking . . . mmmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Nate – That sounds delicious as well. I haven’t tried cauliflower, but I’ll be sure to.

    Jennifer – LOL thanks… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Teghan – …or is it Tegi… or maybe even Tegalicious? ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I certainly hope so, because otherwise I’m making a huge fool of myself!) I agree! I just recently started roasting vegetables, and it amazes me how much better they become! I’ve been wanting to try brussel sprouts… they’re a vegetable that I’ve always had a fascination with, but never actually tried. As per your recommendation, I’ll definitely be trying them roasted soon.

    And… assuming this is MY Tegi (and not someone else who happens to share the same name), tell Brian “hi” for me, and I MISS YOU!

  9. It is most definatley Tegalicious!!!! Miss you too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. […] now and then, my sister sends me a link to a recipe that she thinks I should try. A couple of months ago, she sent me a link to a candied citrus peel recipe. Her birthday was […]

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