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Ridiculously Easy Roasted Broccoli

Ridiculously Easy Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli is ridiculously easy to make because almost everyone has these common ingredients on hand in order to roast the broccoli. And if you don’t have the garlic powder, just forgo it. If you rather use fresh garlic, mince it and mix it in. The possibilities are endless. All you have to do is roast it on a baking sheet in a single layer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

It’s also one of those recipes that is really a non recipe. I didn’t plan to post this because it isn’t pretty, barely requires any effort, or set up for a glamorous photo shoot because it’s, well, broccoli.

But my oldest child’s eyes light up every time I tell her I’m roasting broccoli for dinner. Yes, her eyes light up. With joy.

So either she’s a weirdo or the broccoli is actually pretty good. And if a green vegetable tastes good to a 6 year old, I have to post it.

That’s my rule now.

I’m going to be lax on the amount of ingredients because we eat an insane amount of broccoli compared to most people. So use your own judgment and adjust to your own tastes, and use this as a guide.

Roasted Broccoli (olive oil, salt, and garlic powder)

serves 4


  • Broccoli florets
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • garlic powder

Optional Ingredients:

  • lemon juice
  • red chili flakes


  1. Spread broccoli in a single layer on a sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt and garlic powder. Mix around until both sides of the broccoli are coated. Roast in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned.
  2. Take out of oven and serve as is, or squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle red chili flakes on top.





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