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Top down view of lemon parmesan roasted broccoli on a sheet pan with lemon slices.
Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1- 1 1/2 pounds (453-680g) broccoli florets
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons -1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • juice from 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).

  2. Place florets on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Toss to coat.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until it reaches your desired doneness.  

  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and lemon juice.  Serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes
  1. This recipe was first invented by Ina Garten a long time ago and people have been making their own versions since.  It is wildly popular and for good reason- it's highly addictive!
  2. If you have a child that doesn't care for broccoli then give this a try for sure!
  3. I chose not to use fresh garlic in this recipe (shocker I know!) because it can burn easily.  
  4. I also used canned Parmesan (another shocker!) but feel free to grate your own because it's even better that way!
  5. Make sure your broccoli isn't super wet after you wash it.  That way the oil will coat it and brown it better. 
  6. If you don't like lemon just leave it out.  I do have one child that doesn't care for the lemon so I leave one corner without it and all are happy.  :)