This Easy Tuscan Roasted Broccoli is the best roasted broccoli recipe you'll ever make! This easy side dish recipe is perfect for meal prep or a quick and easy dinner.
Tuscan Roasted Broccoli is my new favorite way to make broccoli! With crisp roasted broccoli seasoned with red pepper flakes and lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and shaved almonds, this broccoli recipe can be served with so many different good meals!
You'll combine the ingredients, toss, move to a baking sheet, and bake! It's that easy!
You can add even more flavor by drizzling with good quality extra-virgin olive oil right before serving. Sometimes I'll even add in the thick stalks of broccoli to the pan to reduce food waste. They are delicious in this recipe.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Delicious - This Tuscan Roasted Broccoli recipe is so delicious. Each bite is packed with flavor that your family will truly love! It's really a perfect dish for the whole family. Great for entertaining too!
Approachable - This recipe is approachable and is easy to make. You only need a few kitchen tools to make this great recipe. The best part of this easy side dish recipe is that it's easy enough to make for a weeknight, but also fancy-feeling enough to make for a date night!
Kid Friendly - This is a way to introduce kids to broccoli!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- Fresh Broccoli - Cut in broccoli crowns into florets on a cutting board before making this recipe. Or, buy a bag of pre-cut broccoli from the grocery store.
- Olive Oil - Regular olive oil
- Black Pepper
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Lemon Juice
- Parmesan Cheese - grated
- Shaved Almonds - for serving. You can also chop almonds or use any other type of nut you have on hand. Pine nuts would also be delicious in this recipe!
Let's make this simple recipe together!
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, combine broccoli pieces, olive oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
Spread broccoli florets on a lined sheet pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
Top roasted broccoli with grated parmesan cheese and shaved almonds and serve.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious recipe perfect.
Keep an Eye on the Broccoli - Every oven is different and many vary in heat. Keep an eye on your broccoli while it is baking to ensure it doesn't burn and is done to your liking. I love mine with edges golden brown with a little bit of char.
Reduce Food Waste - Reduce food waste by chopping and adding the broccoli stalks to the baking tray. The side dish will stretch further and you will eliminate waste!
Utilize Leftovers - Use leftovers for meal prep. Add grilled chicken or shrimp to a container with this roasted broccoli and you have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go!
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this easy vegetable side dish recipe. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Sheet Pan - Use a good quality sheet pan so your broccoli cooks evenly.
Mixing Bowl - I love these mixing bowls and use them daily in my kitchen. They are great for tossing salads, mixing ingredients, and even serving!
Serving Bowl - I love using a big serving bowl and serving this broccoli family style.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Seasoning Variations - You can change up the seasoning as you like for this roasted broccoli. A few other ideas are to add diced garlic cloves, Italian seasoning, or
Cooking Variation - You can pan sear broccoli instead of baking it. Heat a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat. Mix broccoli with ingredients per the recipe instructions, then cook in the skillet until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Frozen Broccoli - Although I recommend making this recipe with fresh broccoli, you can make with frozen broccoli as well. Make the broccoli according to package directions, then let drain on paper towels to remove excess moisture. Follow the instructions and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bake broccoli at 400F. Combine broccoli, olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you want to add. Spread broccoli on a baking tray and roast until browned.
Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon or lime juice, herbs, soy sauce, and garlic are all great seasoning ideas that make broccoli delicious.
Cooked broccoli will last 4-5 days in the fridge.
What to Serve With
Here are some main course ideas on what to serve this tuscan roasted broccoli with!
- Spinach Stuffed Salmon
- Chicken Limone
- Sheet Pan Salmon
- Pistachio Crusted Salmon
- Oven Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
- Lemon Pepper Shrimp
- Seared Filet Medallions
- Panko Crusted Cod
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight continuer and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
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Easy Tuscan Roasted Broccoli
- 2 heads broccoli cut in florets
- ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- ¼ cup Shaved almonds
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a large bowl, combine broccoli florets, olive oil, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Toss to combine.
- Spread broccoli on a lined baking tray. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.
- Top roasted broccoli with grated parmesan cheese and shaved almonds and serve.