Mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

If you’re looking for a side dish that steals the spotlight, our Mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is a must-try. This recipe takes humble broccoli florets and transforms them into a crave-worthy delight that even picky eaters will adore.


  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, toss the broccoli florets with olive oil and minced garlic. Ensure the florets are coated evenly.
  3. Spread the broccoli on a baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and slightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and lemon zest over the hot broccoli.
  6. Toss gently to combine, allowing the heat to melt the cheese.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and give it a final sprinkle of Parmesan before serving.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Irresistibly roasted broccoli florets kissed by garlic and Parmesan, with a hint of zesty lemon.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 120, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g

After just one bite of this garlic-infused, Parmesan-coated roasted broccoli, you’ll find yourself reaching for seconds and thirds. The combination of crispiness from roasting, the savory notes of garlic, and the umami-rich Parmesan cheese make for a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures. The touch of lemon zest brightens up the dish, adding a refreshing contrast to the richness of the cheese.

Serve our Mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli as a delightful side dish to complement a variety of main courses, or even as a standalone snack. Whether you’re catering to a family dinner or entertaining guests, this recipe is a true crowd-pleaser that elevates a simple vegetable into a gourmet experience. Get ready to watch this dish vanish from the table, as everyone asks for the recipe to recreate it in their own kitchen.

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