oven roasted garlic broccoli
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4.38 from 8 votes

Oven Roasted Broccoli

This flavorful broccoli is roasted to perfection with crisp edges and tender-crisp stems. Seasoned with garlic, a touch of lemon, and a dash of red pepper flakes to give it a little kick. Enjoy this simple and healthy side dish with your next meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broccoli, Broccoli Florets, Garlic Butter Spread, Lemon Cake, Olive Oil, Oven Roasted, Roasted Broccoli, Sheet Pan
Category: Vegetables
Cooking Method: Roast
Difficulty: Super Easy
Development Status: Finished
Servings: 6
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Valerie Cooper


  • 1 ½ lb broccoli florets rinsed and thoroughly dried, I prefer buying pre-washed
  • 4 tbsps olive oil divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed


  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • If using heads of broccoli, wash, dry thoroughly and then cut into 1 1/2-inch florets. It's important that the broccoli is thoroughly dried. So, make sure to shake all the water out and pat dry with a paper towel. I prefer to use pre-washed, pre-cut florets to avoid having to wash and dry the broccoli.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of the olive oil with the garlic, pepper, red pepper flakes, and salt. Set aside.
  • Spread the broccoli out into a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Toss the broccoli until it is evenly coated with the oil. Spread out again into a single layer.
  • Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes, remove the pan from the oven, drizzle with the seasoned olive oil. Using a spatula or pair of tongs, toss until evenly coated. Return to the oven for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, drizzle with the lemon juice, and toss once more.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Round 1: A little too dark and a little too salty and not peppery enough. Made adjustments.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 428mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 756IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg