I love to roast vegetables and this broccoli is a family favorite. The teens absolutely devour it - I can even get away with putting a platter full on the table for them to nibble on while doing their homework. How's that for a healthy after school snack? Frozen broccoli won't work here so be sure to get fresh. I can buy 3-pound bags of fresh pre-cut florets at Costco for $5; enough to fill 4 sheet pans.
Cut the florets in half and place them cut side down on a sheet pan that has been spritzed with olive oil (I roast vegetables so often that I have a dedicated roasting pan). Spritz the top of the florets with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Pop the pan into a preheated 425F oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the broccoli starts to caramelize.
Mmmm. Look at all that toasty goodness.
Oven Roasted Broccoli
makes 4-6 servings
1 bunch broccoli florets, cut in half
olive oil spray
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425F and place rack in center position.
Spray half sheet pan with olive oil.
Arrange broccoli in a single layer, cut side down.
Spray broccoli lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast in oven for 12-15 minutes until caramelized.