Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe (Easy Vegan Side Dish)

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe (Easy Vegan Side Dish)
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This oven-roasted broccoli recipe is an easy vegan side dish or appetizer that wonderfully complements your lunch or dinner meal. It’s the best healthy and super flavorful baked broccoli dish you’ll surely love!

Need a simple yet delicious side for your Thanksgiving menu? In search of a last-minute hearty plant-based starter idea for tonight’s dinner party?

If you’re a fan of good broccoli recipes, you’re going to love this quick and easy roasted broccoli dish. This savory broccoli plate is so versatile, it just pairs well with any food served on the table. So good!

Easy Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Healthy baked broccoli dish as a side dish, snack, or appetizer

Did I mention that this yummy side is ready in less than 30 minutes?

And it’s not hard or complicated to make at all.

You’ll easily put all ingredients together and let the oven do the rest! It’s the best and fastest way to cook broccoli, one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.

Even if you’re not a fan of broccoli, you’ll change your mind after tasting these elegant broccoli florets roasted to perfection finished with fresh lemon juice and red pepper flakes. That’s what my dad did, totally changed his perspective of eating this cruciferous superfood veggie. I was pleasantly surprised that he even asked for more 🙂

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Broccoli Florets

Simple, plant-based and budget-friendly ingredients for cooking roasted broccoli recipe in the oven: fresh broccoli, olive oil, salt and black pepper.

This uncomplicated recipe for baked broccoli requires a few cheap ingredients I’m sure you already have in your pantry. You’ll need:

  • Fresh broccoli florets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly sqeezed lemon juice and red pepper flakes for serving (optional)

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Time needed: 25 minutes.

How to make oven-roasted broccoli from scratch?

  1. Cut broccoli florets

    First, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
    Cut the broccoli head into long-stemmed florets shape. Try to cut them as similar in size as possible for even cooking (no need to be perfect).

    Chopped broccoli florets on wooden cutting board with purple knife

  2. Season

    Next, place chopped broccoli pieces into the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Using your hands, gently mix everything until the florets are evenly coated with oil and seasonings. Spread them in one layer with a little space between them.

    Chopped broccoli florets on wooden cutting board seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper

  3. Roast

    Finally, roast them at 400°F / 200°C for 20-23 minutes, or until the florets are tender (NOT mushy), and the edges and stems are golden brown and nicely charred. Make sure to stir once halfway through the roasting time. Please note that all ovens bake differently, so make sure to check your broccoli frequently to prevent burning. Also, the size of the florets will affect the roasting time (smaller florets=short baking time, larger florets=longer baking time).

    Warm oven roasted broccoli layered on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with fresh lemon and seasonings.

  4. Serve and enjoy

    For the best texture and flavor, serve immediately while still warm. I love to brighten up mine with a fresh squeeze of lemon and dust of crushed red pepper flakes or dip them in a creamy homemade vegan ranch dressing. Perfectly irresistible! I’m craving a portion right now 🙂

    Healthy vegan side dish-oven roasted broccoli meal decorated with fresh lemon slices

What goes with Roasted Broccoli

As I said, I love eating mine as a snack with a splash of fresh lemon juice and a generous amount of red pepper flakes for a zesty-spicy kick or dip them in my all-time favorite (and my readers, too) oil-free creamy ranch dressing. I enjoy serving them with this ultra-creamy avocado dip or this Mediterranean parsley-avocado dipping sauce. In addition, this healthy roasted broccoli pairs perfectly with vegan pasta, tacos, pizza, or salad. Or you can serve it alongside a gluten-free frittata or baked potato-zucchini fritters. You can top your potato soup with warmly baked broccoli to bring it to a whole new level. It’ll beautifully elevate everything else on the table, I’m sure you’re going to love it.

Delicious and crisp baked broccoli served with a freshly squeezed lemon juice and spicy red pepper flakes as a vegan, gluten-free side-dish or appetizer for Thanksgiving menu.
Is roasted broccoli healthy?

Absolutely! Roasted broccoli is a healthy accompaniment to your entree or dinner. This wholesome superfood is so good for you! It’s packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants your body needs on daily basis. Moreover, it’s an excellent source of fiber, Vitamin C, and plant protein (2.3 grams per cup). All in all, broccoli is a healthy addition to your balanced, clean-eating diet.

Can cooked broccoli be reheated?

Sure, you can reheat roasted broccoli in the microwave or in the oven. I prefer the second way because it makes broccoli utterly warm and crispy again. It should take only about 5 minutes, be careful not to overcook them.

How do you store leftover roasted broccoli?

I recommend you store any leftovers, in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Why You’ll love this recipe for roasted broccoli? It’s:

Easy and healthy vegan, plant based side dish - oven roasted broccoli
  • An amazing way to use up lot a of broccoli
  • Perfectly seasoned
  • Budget-friendly side for a crowd
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Picky-eaters approved
  • Simple way to add more veggies into your diet
  • Packed with so much flavor, color and texture

Easy Vegan Side Dish Ideas

Roasted broccoli recipe in oven for easy and quick vegan side dish

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe (Easy Vegan Side Dish)

Marinela
This oven-roasted broccoli recipe is an easy vegan side dish or appetizer that wonderfully complements your lunch or dinner meal. It's the best healthy and super flavorful baked broccoli dish you'll surely love!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine dairy-free, Gluten-free, Mediterranean-inspired, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 139 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 32 oz (900 gr) broccoli 1 big head or 7 cups chopped into evenly sized florets (halved)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice optional, for serving
  • 1 tsp cruched red pepper flakes optional, for serving

Instructions
 

  • First, preheat the oven to 400°F / 200°C and line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Cut the broccoli head into long-stemmed florets shape. Try to cut them as similar in size as possible for even cooking (no need to be perfect).
    Chopped broccoli florets on wooden cutting board with purple knife
  • Next, place chopped broccoli pieces into the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Using your hands, gently mix everything until the florets are evenly coated with oil and seasonings. Spread them in one layer with a little space between them.
    Chopped broccoli florets on wooden cutting board seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Finally, roast them at 400°F / 200°C for 20-23 minutes, or until the florets are tender (NOT mushy), and the edges and stems are goldenbrown and nicely charred. Make sure to stir once halfway through the roasting time. Please note that all ovens bake differently, so make sure to check your broccoli frequently to prevent burning. Also, the size of the florets will affect the roasting time (smaller florets=short baking time, larger florets=longer baking time).
    Warm oven roasted broccoli layered on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with fresh lemon and seasonings.
  • For the best texture and flavor, serve immediately while still warm. I love to brighten up mine with a fresh squeeze of lemon and dust of crushed red pepper flakes or dip them in a creamy homemade vegan ranch dressing. Perfectlyirresistible! I'm craving a portion right now 🙂
    Healthy vegan side dish-oven roasted broccoli meal decorated with fresh lemon slices

Notes

  • For the best slightly crispy texture, make sure to let broccoli florets dry well after giving them a rinse
  • Always heat the oven before roasting your broccoli to achieve that caramelized edges
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan and let each piece have contact with the hot surface of the sheet
  • You can adjust seasonings as per taste

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 366mgPotassium: 718mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1414IUVitamin C: 202mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 2mg
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