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garlic roasted broccoli (or oh sweet mother broccoli).

Oh sweet mother.

How popular is broccoli at your house?  Well if you’ve been serving steamed broccoli to a less-than-enthusiastic crowd, or you’re looking to spice up your broccoli life, you’re in luck.

Oh sweet mother.  That’s what your family will be saying when you serve them this broccoli.

A friend with 2 quite active boys introduced me to a version of this recipe, and they happily ate their green trees (and so did we…again and again), so I knew I had a winner in this garlic roasted broccoli recipe!

Oh sweet mother.

That’s what we say when we enjoy this recipe, which is quite often (twice in the last week).  Andrew says he could put down this broccoli like french fries.

Enough said.

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

(serves 4)

What You’ll Need:

2-3 pounds broccoli, chopped (approx. 6 cups either just florets or florets and stalk too if that’s your thing, as it is mine)

4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

salt and pepper

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons asiago or parmesan cheese, grated


Preheat oven to 425F
Place pre-chopped broccoli on a baking pan in a single layer.  Add sliced garlic and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then shake the pan a little so the olive oil coats the broccoli.
Cook broccoli 20-25 minutes, or until broccoli is tender and some florets might start to brown – that’s ok!  Remove from oven and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice and cheese.  Serve immediately.
TOTAL:  $3.89 or $.97 per serving.

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs?  Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.


194 calories per serving

13 grams of fat

15 carbs

8 grams protein

6 grams fiber

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5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I am jealous of your proximity to such fresh broccoli 😉 Looks yummy!

    March 25, 2012
    • Jennifer – we’ve got to get you somewhere closer to trader joes wine and fresh broccoli 😉

      March 25, 2012
      • I live in The Garden State, yet my county is considered a “food desert.” It’s very sad 😦 However, soon it will be garden time, and I can grow my own fresh produce 🙂

        March 25, 2012
  2. kelly #

    My 16 month old daughter just passed up pizza for more of this broccoli – thank you!!!

    March 25, 2012
    • Kelly you get the award for first person to try this broccoli and respond. Kuddos to you! Glad your tiniest eater enjoyed it too.

      March 25, 2012

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