I love this recipe because it brings a whole new flavor to broccoli, and it’s also a hit with my toddler – he can’t get enough!

If you’re not a big fan of broccoli, this recipe could easily convert you! Did you know that roasting broccoli will bring out a sweeter, caramelized flavor? That flavor compliments many types of meat and seafood. Also, it’s good for you! One cup of broccoli is a good source of Vitamin A and B6 and an excellent source of Vitamin C.

Nutrition Facts 


  • 4 cups broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 475F.
  • Toss broccoli florets in olive oil.
  • Place broccoli on a baking sheet, and spread out into one layer.
  • Roast at 475F for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove baking sheet from oven, and stir, turning broccoli over. Redistribute broccoli in a single layer.
  • Return pan to oven and roast another 5-10 minutes, until broccoli begins to brown slightly on edges.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired, and serve.


Brooke Findley, MS, RD, LDN

About Brooke Findley

Brooke Findley is a Registered Dietitian and the Client Wellness Program Manager at Blue Cross NC. She enjoys promoting health and wellness in communities and worksites, as well as helping individuals make health a part of their daily lives.