Alton Brown’s Oven Roasted Broccoli

by lisa on January 26, 2012 · 11 comments

For some reason, I was craving roasted broccoli. I know it sounds kind of crazy as people crave chocolate and French fries, not something green and healthy.  So I decided to look up some recipes and went with this simple recipe by Alton Brown. He knows his food and I had all the ingredients on hand. I made this for dinner but it was even better for lunch the next day. I also added some extra Parmesan cheese to make it worth the craving status.

Around lunch time the next day, I scanned the fridge for something I could heat in the microwave in two minutes. The leftover container of broccoli caught my eye. I pulled it from the refrigerator and drizzled it with some balsamic vinegar. It didn’t even need to be heated. If it wasn’t for photography purposes, I would have eaten it right out of the plastic container.  Since I wanted a photograph, it went in a bowl.  See faithful readers,  you stopped me from being a barbarian at lunchtime!

Oven Roasted Broccoli
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Serves: 4
Great simple roasted broccoli recipe by Alton Brown.
  • 1 pound broccoli, rinsed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan or sharp Cheddar
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Place the broccoli in a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, garlic, kosher salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Spread the bread crumbs into a large baking pan and place into the oven for a few minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove them from the oven and add to the bowl with the broccoli mixture. Toss to combine. Return the mixture to the baking pan, place in the oven and roast just until the broccoli is tender, 8 to 10 more minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and toss with the cheese. Enjoy!
Serve the leftovers cold and drizzled with Balsamic vinegar. Almost better the next day!


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Ramona January 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

That can only be good. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies.


Lisa January 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Wow – broccoli! You ARE healthy! I have never in my life craved broccoli unless it’s wrapped in cottage cheese posing as a faux pesto or something 😉


Katrina January 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I’ve made Ina Garten’s roasted broccoli which is very similar to this (I think the only difference is hers doesn’t have bread crumbs). But we love it, even the kids like it!


Kate January 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

You can’t go wrong with an AB recipe.


The Food Hunter January 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm

love broccoli!


teresa January 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

mmmm, i love broccoli too, what a great way to prepare it!


Emily Malloy January 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Absolutely scrumptious 🙂


leslie January 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I love me some roasted broccoli too!!!!


Angie@Angie's Recipes January 28, 2012 at 4:51 am

Yummy! These roasted broccoli looks absolutely flavourful and tasty!


deb January 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

That looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

Looking forward to meeting you in 5 days at the Red Gold/Taste of NFL event <<<—nope, not counting the days at all…lol


Robin January 31, 2012 at 7:21 am

GASP – I am totally making this tonite with my chicken! It sounds so easy and looks sooooo good!


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