Easy Roasted Broccoli – This easy oven roasted broccoli is loved by even my pickiest eater. With only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes, you can have perfectly roasted broccoli with the crispy little edges on your table with dinner.

broccoli on a sheet pan

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Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe Ingredients

  • Broccoli
  • Avocado Oil spray
  • Garlic Salt
  • Coarse ground (or freshly ground) Black Pepper

How to cut Broccoli for roasting

It’s best to break broccoli into equal size pieces for even roasting. There’s no need to cut it with a knife. You can just break it apart with your hands.

Can I use frozen broccoli for roasting?

You can use frozen broccoli for roasting, but you may not achieve the same outcome. When using fresh broccoli, you’re able to get crispy, crunchy bits on the ends of the broccoli. With frozen broccoli, you’ll have a softer texture.

ingredients for easy roasted broccoli

How to Oven Roast Broccoli

Detailed instructions and measurements are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Place your broccoli on the baking sheet and spray liberally with avocado oil spray.
  4. Sprinkle your garlic salt and pepper on the broccoli.

How long to roast broccoli at 425

  1. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges get dark and crispy.
  2. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Oven Baked Broccoli Tips

  • Don’t skip breaking up the broccoli into even pieces. This helps to make sure that it roasts evenly. That way you’ll end up with nice crispy edges on all your pieces.
  • You don’t have to use spray oil, but it coats your broccoli more evenly. You can use regular oil and just evenly rub it around if needed.
  • You can also add parmesan or lemon to jazz it up a little!

Broccoli in Oven Recipe FAQs

Is roasted broccoli still healthy?

With this recipe, yes. The avocado oil helps provide healthy fats and the broccoli is full of fiber and vitamin C.

Should I steam broccoli before roasting it?

No, you should use raw broccoli when roasting. There is no need to steam it first.

Does broccoli soften in the oven?

Yes, the broccoli will soften as it roasts in the oven.

Is it better to boil or bake broccoli?

Boiling broccoli will give you a very soft texture, while baking (or roasting) broccoli will give you a tender stalk, but with crispy edges.

How to keep broccoli from getting soggy while roasting

To make sure your broccoli does not get soggy while roasting, be sure to start with dry florets. This will keep the broccoli from steaming in the oven.

Can I roast broccolini using the same method?

Yes. You absolutely can!

Can I use frozen broccoli?

I wouldn’t. You won’t end up with the same texture.

easy roasted broccoli on a baking sheet

Storing and Reheating Roasted Broccoli in Oven

Allow the broccoli to cool completely and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It loses its crispness in the refrigerator so I recommend reheating it in the air fryer or oven for best results.

Ways to Serve Oven Baked Broccoli 

Oven baked broccoli is great on it’s own. Some toppings include:

  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon juice
  • Italian dressing
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Fully loaded with cheddar, sour cream, and chives
  • Crispy bread crumbs

You can also serve it inside of other dishes. It goes great in:

Alterations for picky eaters

  • The only real alteration you can make here is with seasonings. Use what they love! I will say that even my picky eaters eat it when I roast it with the crispy bits!
  • Top it with a cheese sauce if needed.

Alterations to lower calories or WW points

  • No changes here! It’s low point and low calorie as written.

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Roasted Broccoli in Oven Recipe

By: Kara - Sweetly Splendid
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Prep 5 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
A super easy, delicious roasted broccoli recipe. 



  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil
  • Place your broccoli on the baking sheet and spray liberally with avocado oil spray. 
  • Sprinkle your garlic salt and pepper on the broccoli. 
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges get dark and crispy. 
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy! 


Serving: 1/6th, Calories: 19kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 960mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

Kara loves all things food and spending time with her family and dogs. She has a passion for cooking and loves making yummy, family-friendly recipes.

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