Recipes Side Dishes Vegetables Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

If you’ve only eaten broccoli that has been boiled or steamed, then you’re in for a treat with this dish. Roasting the broccoli at high heat brings out its sweet side and preserves all of the flavor of this nutrient-dense vegetable.


  • 2 lb. (1 kg) broccoli
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz./30 g) pine nuts, toasted
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for serving


Preheat an oven to 400°F (200°C). Cut the broccoli into 1-inch (2.5-cm) florets.

In a large baking dish, toss the broccoli with the olive oil and salt and pepper to taste until well coated. Spread in a single layer in the dish. Roast, stirring frequently, until the broccoli is tender and browned all over, 20 to 25 minutes.

Transfer the broccoli to a serving platter and season with more salt and pepper, if desired. Top with the pine nuts and red pepper flakes and sprinkle the shaved Parmesan on top. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6.

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