Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese

October 24, 2019

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese is simple and healthy side dish.
Perfectly crisp and roasted on the edges , with bits of crunchy bread crumbs. 

Parmesan garlic roasted broccoli image

Roasted Broccoli

Have you tried roasting broccoli before?
Roasted broccoli florets are so delicious.

It has that 'charred or burnt taste' that comes from 'slightly over roasting' bits within the broccoli florets.
And the golden crisp of the breadcrumbs with parmesan cheese and garlic is to die for!!!.
It's kind of addictive!!!

Roasted broccoli has become a staple in my house of late.
We generally eat what mother nature has to offer for the season.

Broccoli was in abundant, and only cost me fifty cents each.
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese, is our go to side dish now (provided broccoli is still dirt cheap)

Parmesan roasted broccoli image

How to Cook Broccoli other than roasting?

Apart from my recent spate of Roasted Broccoli craze, I love to have steamed broccoli (using microwave of course!!)

Australian vegetables and produce are fresh and sweet.
We enjoyed eating steamed our vegetables, be it Asian greens, carrots, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and of course broccolis too!

Other than steamed broccoli, my other way of enjoying broccoli is to cook Broccoli soup.

washing broccoli florets photo

How to Roast Broccoli?

I have typed in detail steps by steps on how to roast this gorgeous and tasty Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese, in the recipe card below.

And I have uploaded step by steps photos too for your ease of understanding :

1. Prepare breadcrumbs mix 
process slices of stale breads in food processor, add garlic powder, salt and parmesan cheese

Making breadcrumbs mix before roasting broccoli

2. Olive oil to be added and half of the breadcrumbs mix

Add olive oil and breadcrumbs to broccoli

3. Ready to go into the oven

Broccoli florets ready for roasting image

Can I Use Frozen Broccoli florets?

I would not recommend using frozen broccoli florets to roast, as those frozen ones may contain high water retention (ice and all).

Anyway by, the time those broccoli florets has fully thawed, they tend to be limp and lifeless.

Frozen broccoli florets are best for steaming or for making broccoli soup :D

How to keep the leftovers of these Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese?

Normally there is no leftover, but if there are some, best keep them in an air-tight container and refrigerate.

Do note that these Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese will not be as crisp as the day before.

Can I use other spices to Roast Broccoli?

Sure :)

I have tested the same recipe twice and added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to my dry mix.
Those cayenne pepper roasted broccoli turned out to be as delicious as these Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese.

In my humble opinion, and as a person who loves spicy food, I would add cayenne pepper to my oven roasted broccoli every time :P.

Garlic roasted broccoli photo

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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese

Yield: 4
Author: Lisa Ho
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 35 M
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese is simple and healthy side dish. Perfectly crisp and roasted on the edges , with bits of crunchy bread crumbs.


  • 350g (4 cups) broccoli cut into chunky florets
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 55g (1 cup) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil


How to cook Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  2. Line baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Pulsed a day old bread slices to make fresh breadcrumbs
  4. Add Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder into breadcrumbs
  5. Add freshly ground black pepper
  6. Wash and drain out as much water as you could from the broccoli florets.
  7. Place in a mixing bowl
  8. Add olive oil.
  9. Give it a good mix.
  10. Add half of the breadcrumbs mix into the broccoli bowl.
  11. Spread broccoli (coated with breadcrumbs mix) onto the baking tray in a single layer 
  12. Sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs into the tray, especially those broccoli florets that has less coating.
  13. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until broccoli has crisp and the crumbs turned golden in colour
  14. Serve immediately.


1. use a strainer or salad spinner (spin slowly) to reduce the water trapped between the broccoli florets 2. Cut broccoli into even size for uniform roasting.
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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan Cheese is simple and healthy side dish.


  1. I always love to try any recipe related to Broccoli.
    And hope this one will be yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. My kids will love this - fancy broccoli!

  3. This is just the kind of recipe that I love as a vegetable side dish, but then have the leftovers as a snack. Looks so tasty!

  4. I love roasting broccoli but I normally just add some olive oil and salt! Your recipe sounds better. Can't wait to try it!

  5. I have to echo what Jacqueline said... I'll have to try this out with the garlic & parm!

  6. I love roasted broccoli but haven't tried it with parmesan. Definitely need this in my life now!

  7. I love roasted vegetables. This roasted broccali with parmesan looks delicious. Will be trying.


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