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Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

Roasted broccoli with Parmesan recipe
Roasted Broccoli With Parmesan

My husband travels frequently for his job and eats out a lot too.  After a recent trip, he mentioned that he'd tried roasted broccoli with Parmesan at a restaurant and it was "a life changing experience."  These are strong words coming from a man who doesn't like vegetables!  I remembered seeing a similar recipe on Pinterest and when I looked there were many versions of this recipe to choose from. I used a combination of this recipe and this recipe

Roasting the broccoli really adds an extra richness and depth of flavor.  I love Parmesan cheese and think it tastes good on just about everything!  I agreed with my husband and thought this roasted broccoli was really good, but I don't know if I would go so far as to describe it as a life changing experience!

Ingredients:
2 heads broccoli (about 4 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place broccoli on large baking sheet.
Mix minced garlic, olive oil, and vinegar together in a small bowl.  Drizzle olive oil mixture over the broccoli.
Cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
Remove form oven and sprinkle with cheese.

After making this recipe, I realized there are some things I would probably do differently next time.  Both recipes instructed to drizzle the oil over the broccoli while it's on the baking sheet.  The olive didn't really coat the broccoli this way.  Instead, I would mix the oil and broccoli in a bowl, toss it gently to coat everything evenly, then place the broccoli on a baking sheet.  The vinegar didn't really absorb into the broccoli either.  It just pooled onto the baking sheet and burned.  Next time, I would line the baking sheet with aluminum foil to make cleanup easier, or just leave the vinegar out altogether.


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Inspired by pins for oven roasted broccoli here and here.

22 comments:

  1. I made this without the vinegar and I love it too! Try it with cauliflower! I hated cauliflower until I roasted it.
    Or roast eggplant and that is like eating candy!

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    1. Thanks for the good ideas! Usually, I steam my veggies, especially broccoli. Roasting really brings out some great flavors, though.

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  2. OHHHH, I've never tried this. I'm going to! Thank you for linking to Super Sunday Sync.

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  3. Hi, our family loves broccoli and this recipe looks so healthy and good. Thanks for sharing in on kathe with an e.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  4. Pinning this and will be trying it tomorrow night! I've heard about how great veggies are roasted, and for some reason I've never actually tried it. Thank you for the inspiration to give it a try. Stopping by from the Time to Sparkle link party.

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  5. Deliciousness! Yummy!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  6. Ooh, this sounds good! My husband also hates veggies, but he does like when we do this with cauliflower. I need to try the broccoli too!

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  7. Sounds really good. We eat a ton of broccoli at our house and my hubby is a huge parm fan. So I may have to make a batch up for him like this.

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  8. Love the idea of adding the balsamic to this! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. My daughter-in-law made some similar to this and it was absolutely delish! I want to try this with cauliflower now :)

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  10. I've roasted broccoli with just salt, pepper and olive oil but I like the idea of adding the little extras like you have here.

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  11. We love roasted veggies at our house. My kids will eat twice as many if I roast them and cheese makes everything better doesn't it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    1. I agree! Cheese DOES make everything taste better!

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  12. Looks delish! I love parmesan and broccoli together!

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  13. This looks likes such a good alternative to "boring" broccoli! Love how simple it is, but I can tell it would bring a lot of flavor to the dish... thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Yum! I'm always looking for new yummy ways to make veggies!

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  15. so this looks good, and I would definitely use your tips. this was with uncooked, fresh broccoli right? I roast asparagus this way, in the toaster oven, with olive oil and parm cheese, and the first time we did that, it was a minor life change, lol.

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  16. Yes, I used fresh uncooked broccoli and just roasted it. I've always steamed my broccoli so this was something new for me. I've received many suggestions of other vegetables to roast that also sound yummy. Roasted asparagus with Parmesan sounds really good too!

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  17. This is about the only way I can get Dearest to eat brocolli - or in a salad! Loved it! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and GardenThursday,
    Kathy

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    1. I've always steamed broccoli, so this was a nice change.

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