Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese

Deliciously, roasted and caramelized broccoli topped with crunchy, toasted Parmesan cheese will have your children happy to eat their vegetables.

So Good - Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dinner Recipe

 

This is a lazy recipe. I was too lazy to make Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, and I am so glad I was. Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese is so much better plus it is lower calories. When it comes to vegetables, roasting is almost always my preferred method of cooking. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetable and crisps them. No soggy vegetables here! The toasted Parmesan was a total fluke. I had made this dish earlier in the day so I could take photographs of it for the blog. I put the cauiflower back on the baking sheet and re-heated it for dinner. Oh my gosh! What a great fluke. The Parmesan cheese got toasty and crispy. What a flavor bomb they added to the broccoli.

I am so glad my laziness worked out. Every January I struggle. There seems to be so much to do, like taking down the Christmas decorations. I just finally got them all put away. Yes, we have way to many. I did it a little at a time and kept thinking “The Santafication process has started.” Do you know what Christmas movie that is from? Santa Clause 2. Plus I put more pressure on myself to lose weight, exercise more and just generally get more done. The more pressure I put on myself, the less I get done. It is a vicious cycle, which I am trying very hard to break.

I usually take down all the decorations in one day. They fill about 30 plastic tubs, which all have to be put in our garage. The next day my back hurts and I am worthless. This year, I decided to do it a little at a time. I am also trying to take baby steps to my goals of becoming more healthy. Every January I jump right into a heavy workout and surprise, surprise, I injure myself. What is that saying “The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome?” Is that it? I am trying hard not to do that this year. Aren’t we suppose to get smarter as we get older? I am going to strive to do so.

Luckily my laziness paid off in a big way with this recipe. It is so simple to make. It is delicious and even had my daughter eating broccoli. She is still in that vegetable hating stage, or so she thinks. We had asparagus the other night and I didn’t give her any. I had given her a different vegetable. She wanted to know where her asparagus was. I told her there was some in the kitchen. She went back six times, each time taking an asparagus spear to munch on. That is another “lazy” mistake recipe, you will get next month. Maybe the key is not to give her any vegetables and let her think she is missing out on something totally delicious. Hmm, I’ll have to think about that one.

Try Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese yourself. It is an easy vegetable dish that is so satisfying.

So Good - Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dinner Recipe

 

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Yields 4

Serves About 1/2 cup

Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Parmesan Cheese

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz. broccoli heads, cut into small florets
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Spread broccoli out on to a baking sheet and toss with oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the broccoli over and bake for another 10 minutes.
  4. Push the broccoli together but in a single layer and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.
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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie


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Comments

  1. This is my favorite way to make broccoli, it's so easy and flavorful. My kids love it too :)
  2. I can't even talk about Christmas... it's just so depressing, taking down all the decorations. I actually said that maybe next year, I'd skip them. Then my sanity returned and I gritted my teeth and took everything down. Thankfully, there are light and easy recipes like this to power us through!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kim, We are finally Christmas decoration free. It is kind of nice to see the house back to normal. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  3. I would take this recipe over broccoli and cheese sauce any day, so I love the sound of this "lazy" recipe. The lazier, the better, I say. :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Dara, I am so glad I was lazy. This is my new favorite way to eat broccoli. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  4. This is absolutely perfect! My favorite way to eat broccoli!
  5. I totally feel ya on the laziness. I've been that way for the past few days. Broccoli is one of my favorite veggies. I usually eat it raw or steamed but I've never roasted it. A must try, for sure!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Julie, Broccoli is amazing roasted. It gets a little nutty in flavor! Yum. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
  6. I am going to have to add this to my healthy vegetable recipe arsenal! I love broccoli with any kind of cheese.
  7. Bought two bags of fresh broccoli already chopped up and clean - add some to a spaghetti sauce tonight and just seen this recipe tonight - have steak pulled out so this will go great with the steaks tomorrow night with the warm weather we are having - may even BBQ the steaks for supper - just trying to decide on the third dish to go with steak and broccoli.. great site Germaine
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Germaine, I hope you enjoy the broccoli. It is my personal favorite. Welcome to Food Done Light. I'm glad you found us. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie
      • well went looking for the recipe tonight and could not find it lol = but one mistake put the cheese on it at the beginning - but it came out ok - had to pop it into the microwave for a couple min to finish cooking - but it was good will make it again - but with putting the cheese on at the end this time lol
        • Christie Daruwalla says
          Hi Germaine, Definitely put the cheese on at the end or it will burn. Thanks for trying one of Food Done Light's recipes. I hope you will try another. Happy Healthy Eating, Christie

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