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Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds (Video)

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds is an amazing side dish, and this roasted broccoli is going to be a hit with everyone. 

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Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds finished dish on serving platter

I think anyone who’s trying to follow some kind of healthier eating plan needs to have a good collection of vegetable side dishes in their recipe collection, and this Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds is a recipe I’ve been making for years. Like so many of my favorites from the early days of this blog, it had a photo that was pretty unremarkable, so when I made it recently I decided to give the recipe a photo makeover!

I love broccoli, and I think one reason broccoli is so popular (well, with most people) is that it tastes pretty good no matter how you prepare it. You can eat it raw, boil, steam, stir-fry, or roast it, and unless it’s completely overcooked, broccoli will taste pretty good.

But even though a lot of cooking methods for broccoli will work, I think roasting broccoli concentrates the flavor in the best possible way. This batch of broccoli turned out so well that I ate nearly a pound of it and called it dinner. It was also so easy to make and so diet-friendly, I knew after one bite this recipe would be a hit with anyone who tried it. (And don’t throw away those broccoli stems either!)

Broccoli will cook pretty quickly when it’s roasted at 450 F, and I turned the broccoli pieces over after 10 minutes and the broccoli was perfectly tender-crisp and just starting to brown on the edges after exactly 15 minutes. Trust me, you WANT to make this version of roasted broccoli. Check out Low-Carb and Keto Broccoli Side Dishes for more broccoli options. And if you’re already a roasted veggie fan, there are more roasted vegetable ideas after the recipe

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds process shots collage

How to Make Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Trim and cut up enough broccoli to make one pound of bite-sized broccoli pieces.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), and sesame oil, then put the broccoli pieces in a bowl and toss with that mixture.
  3. Spread broccoli out on a baking sheet that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated 450F/220C oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While the broccoli bakes, toast the sesame seeds for a minute or two, until they barely start to brown.
  6. After 10 minutes I took the pan of broccoli out of the oven and quickly turned the broccoli over, then put it back in the oven for 5 minutes more.
  7. It’s done when the broccoli is starting to brown but is still slightly tender-crisp.
  8. Arrange the broccoli on a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal:

This Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds would taste great with something like Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash or Stir-Fried Marinated Tofu and Mushrooms for a low-carb meatless meal.

More Roasted Vegetables from Kalyn’s Kitchen:

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Roasted Cauliflower with with Lemon, Curry, and Cumin
Greek Style Roasted Mushrooms with Red Pepper, Oregano, Mint, and Feta
Roasted Baby Summer Squash with Feta and Thyme

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds is an amazing side dish.


  • 1 lb. fresh broccoli florets (see trimming instructions)
  • 1 1/2 T olive oil
  • 1 T soy sauce, gluten-free if needed
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 T sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 450F/220C.
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. (Use the biggest one you have.)
  3. Cut broccoli into pieces about 2 inches long.
  4. Then cut through stems just to where florets start, and break apart so broccoli is in same-sized pieces. (This method of cutting through the stems and then breaking the broccoli apart also eliminates the mess when you cut broccoli and small bits fall off.)
  5. Whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce or coconut aminos, and sesame oil.
  6. Place broccoli in plastic mixing bowl and toss well that mixture.
  7. Arrange the broccoli in a single layer on baking sheet. I like to make sure any flat sides are touching the baking sheet for the best browning.
  8. Roast 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, stir or turn broccoli pieces over and then continue roasting 5 minutes more, or until broccoli is tender-crisp and slightly browned on the edges. (The step of turning it over is only to get more even browning; you can roast it without turning if you prefer.)
  10. While broccoli roasts, toast sesame seeds in a dry pan over very high heat for 30-60 seconds.
  11. When broccoli is done, arrange on serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  12. Serve hot.


You can use coconut aminos for Paleo or Whole 30 version of this recipe.

Recipe created by Kalyn with cooking temperature inspiration from November 2007 Fine Cooking Magazine article about roasting vegetables.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds is a perfect side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet and would also be approved for most any low-glycemic or low-carb eating plan.

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    66 Comments on “Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds (Video)”

  1. My husband doesn’t eat broccoli ever but he tried this and Then went back for 2nds and 3rds. Will cook again

  2. Hi, Kalyn, this recipe looks like a great side for a stir-fry main. Is the sesame oil called for in this recipe “toasted” sesame oil or “regular” sesame oil?
    Thanks very much!

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  4. Just added to my Must Try list!

  5. I made mine with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos in lieu of soy sauce. Also added a few cloves of garlic slivers mixed into the broccoli and marinade before roasting. Last, I added a sprinkling of rice vinegar right before serving.

    YUM! I, too, ate the entire lb of broccoli as my meal. I can’t wait to make it again. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Way too salty. Tried other recipes before and this is definitely not one of my top 5 recipes for roasted broccoli

    • Too bad you didn’t use low sodium soy sauce. I don’t think one tablespoon of soy sauce for a pound of broccoli is that much salt, but sounds like this recipe is not for you. It does have a lot of fans, as you can see from the other comments.

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  10. This looks wonderful. I am making it tonight. Thank you!

  11. I have made this before and it was delish. But the store this time only had frozen broccoli. Could I still use that?

    • I've never made this type of recipe with frozen vegetables, so truthfully I have no idea how it will work. One of the reasons for roasting vegetables is that it dries out the moisture and concentrates the flavor, so I'm having a hard time imagining frozen vegetables working the same way, but it might be fine, I just don't really know. Let me know what you think if you try it.

    • I use frozen broccoli all the time. Either you nuke it for a few minutes to thaw it and press on it lightly to squeeze out some excess moisture and then pour that off. Then continue as if it was fresh. Or you can just spread the frozen florets on the baking sheet just bake for a bit longer, perhaps at a slightly lower temperature to allow it to thaw and dry out the extra moisture in the oven.

    • Thanks for sharing that info! Good to know it will work with frozen broccoli, although I think I would probably prefer fresh when it's available.

    • Yes, fresh is always better 🙂

  12. I made this for my family and they loved it! I have to little boys who don't want to eat veggies and they asked for more! Both of them! It was fantastic!

  13. Thanks for the recipe! Looks and sounds delicious!

  14. I love roasted veggies 🙂 But why don't you just roast the stem of the broccoli as well? I always use the whole broccoli when I roast it 🙂

  15. Terri, so glad you enjoyed it!

  16. This was delicious! My only complaint is that i should have made more! Thanks Kayln!