Monday, September 13, 2010

simple veggie miracle: roasted broccoli

How have I not done this before? I preach (seriously...preach) roasting veggies to every cook I know; yet somehow broccoli has been overlooked. I apologize, broccoli. No surprises here, broccoli is infinitely better when it's roasted. It actually tastes like...broccoli! And it retains its crunch, which is a plus because we all know that limp vegetables are a crime.

I'm never steaming again. Ever.


2 cups frozen or fresh broccoli
2-3 tbs olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350. Toss all the ingredients together in a roasting dish or baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is still slightly crunchy and slightly browned.


  1. I made this tonight, it was awesome! I added some sliced almonds, and used lemon pepper instead of black pepper. I'm always looking for new veggie recipes--yay!

    (from french last semester :D)

  2. Mmmm, that sounds yummy elise! I love adding almonds and pecans to veggies. I'm lovin' that you're one of my readers...hope all is well with you!

  3. your blog cracks me up, and its delicious, and i like reading recipes for fun. so basically its perfect :)