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Perfect Oven Roasted Broccoli

Tender broccoli with irresistibly crispy, caramelized tips! This Perfect Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe only needs 5 ingredients and 15 minutes. It's an easy and healthy side dish that everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 104kcal


  • 8 cups broccoli florets approx 16 oz
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • pepper to taste


  • Position the oven rack on the bottom rung. Place a sheet pan on the rack, close the door, then preheat the oven to 500°F.
  • While the oven and pan are heating, trim the broccoli florets of any dark spots and cut them into 1-2 inch pieces.
  • Once the oven is hot, place the broccoli in a large bowl. Toss with oil, salt, sugar, and pepper.
  • Immediately pull the hot pan out of the oven and toss the broccoli on the pan in a single layer. Turn the flat sides down on the pan for extra crispiness.
  • Place pan on the bottom rack and bake for 9-11 minutes, until broccoli it tender, crispy, and golden.


Tips & Tricks
  • Turn the flat side of the broccoli pieces down on the sheet pan. This helps the sides get extra crispy. 
  • Let the pan get very hot in the oven before putting the broccoli on it. This is one of the secrets to great caramelization!
  • Don't overcrowd the pan. If the broccoli doesn't fit in a single layer, use two sheet pans.
Seasoning options: 
  • Add minced garlic during the last 3-5 minutes of cooking time.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice on top after cooking.
  • Shredding fresh parmesan on top after cooking. 
Storage: Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 


Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 108mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg