Oven Roasted Broccoli

Another new year, another chance to make good on my resolution to eat more broccoli.

Sometimes steaming it is fine with a little butter and lemon juice, but I’ve got to hit the jackpot and get perfect broccoli or I find it hard not to gag as I choke it down.

Enter a recipe from Good Eats, all but guaranteed to make broccoli taste good. The secret is roasting it instead of steaming. I was intrigued enough to give it a try.  It’s tossed with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper and toasted panko bread crumbs, then roasted in a hot oven for several minutes. And then you add CHEESE. Uh, okay…I’m down with that.

The verdict? Looks like this is a resolution that’s going to be easy to keep! The five-year-old supertaster in me thought it was a-ok.

2 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Broccoli

  1. here’s another Broccoli dish that’s sure to please if you don’t like it plain: Broccoli souffle has been a hit in our family for 30 yrs!
    1 head of broccoli (cut into bite size pieces & steam in microwave briefly to retain crunchiness)
    Mix together in lrg.bowl:
    1 cup mayo (1/2 miracle whip & 1/2 hellman’s style)
    1 cup grated sharp cheese (1/2 parm.works well too)
    1 can of cream of mushroom soup – low fat/salt
    2 eggs
    2 tblsp. minced onion
    1 clove garlic minced
    salt & pepper to taste
    Add par-cooked broccoli and turn into round baking dish…top with crushed crackers and a few pads of butter
    Bake @ 400 for 40 minutes & ENJOY!
    Serves 4 – 6 so, Double recipe for a crowd or for big eaters cuz folks really LOVE this dish 🙂

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