This Lemon Parmesan Broccoli is a delicious and easy side dish!
I used to hate cooked broccoli. It was mushy and had a weird aftertaste.
Then I tried roasting it and that’s when me and broccoli became friends. Roasting it keeps it crunchy and some of the edges get this really yummy charred crispiness.
You could simply do salt and pepper, but I do like the addition of the lemon and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.
It gives it just that little extra something special.
If your kids are the type that will eat anything if it has cheese on it, try a bit of shredded cheddar on top.
Worth a shot if there’s a chance they’ll try and possibly like broccoli, right?!
How to Make Lemon Parmesan Broccoli
First, cut up the broccoli into florets.
On a baking sheet spread your broccoli florets evenly.
Drizzle with olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and the juice of two lemon wedges.
Leave some space in between them so they crisp up instead of steaming themselves, which will make them soggy.
I roast mine at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes, keep checking to make sure they are done the way you like them.
I tend to like mine a little less done, plus depending on the size of your broccoli florets they could take more or less time.
If you don’t like them charred on the edges, try roasting at 425 degrees.
My kids always make fun of me because they say charred is a fancy way of saying burnt, I guess they are kinda right.
But I like the charred (burnt) edges a lot.
Grate some fresh parmesan cheese on top, a little extra lemon if you like things extra lemony.
I love the look of the charred lemon after it’s been roasted, so pretty.
We served Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with Crunchy Baked Tilapia!
If you like Lemon Parmesan Broccoli, also try…
and Air Fryer Broccoli!
Lemon Parmesan Broccoli
A light and healthy side dish that goes great with just about any dinner
- 1 bunch broccoli cut into florets
- 2-3 lemon wedges
- 2-3 Tbsp grated parmesan
- olive oil, kosher salt, pepper
Lay your broccoli florets evenly on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss evenly to coat.
Arrange the broccoli so they are not touching each other to get them nice and crispy. Roast in a 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
Once removed from oven sprinkle with parmesan cheese and an extra squeeze of lemon if desired.