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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. This sounds like a great idea. I’m getting bored with the way I cook vegetables (a lot of steaming or putting them in gratins or soups.)

  2. My daughter will love this recipe! Thanks for sharing it 😉

  3. I love this recipe. I used the leftovers in a sesame chicken pasta dish and it was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Red, that’s just plain sad. But nobody likes everything I guess. Try the same idea on asparagus or cauliflower.

  5. that recipe looks great – I love roasted vegetables and can’t get enough of broccoli so it seems perfect for me

  6. hard to make it taste BAD?!

    I still have a childhood distate for the fluffy green stuff.

  7. I’ve never tried to roast brocolis. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Love roasted broccoli! Thanks for the simple recipe idea 🙂

  9. I couldn’t agree with you more, Kalyn – broccoli is always good! And this is delicious, too.

  10. Love the broccoli recipe. It gives me something new to try because I only have two or three recipes I stick to when I make broccoli as a side dish.


  11. I love broccoli, and this sounds like a simple, but very tasty way to cook it. I must give it a try…

  12. We agree with you on the concentration of flavor you get when roasting broccoli. One of our most flavorful broccoli soups comes the roasting. Everyone thinks we use a TON of broccoli for the soup. Not!
    Your broccoli recipe looks great, especially with a hot bowl of rice on the side and an extra, hearty sprinkle of maggi seasoning!

  13. How fun that people like the sound of this, Mimi is making nearly the same thing and Eliah has already tried it. (And all this while I was teaching third grade!)

    Tanna, we will do it someday!

  14. Dinner tomorrow night. On my plate.
    I think we must have broccoli at least 4 nights a week and love it.
    I’d be happy to cook for you Kalyn but I’d be equally happy to cook with you. Any kitchen.

  15. Mmm. This I’ll have to try! I love sesame seeds/oil on just about everything.


  16. Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables. Roasted broccoli with soy and sesame seeds sounds good.

  17. Oh my! I am making something very similar event as I write this. Great minds…

  18. Thanks, this came out great, and it’s super-easy! I didn’t have any sesame seeds, so I used pine nuts, and it was yummy.

  19. Oh, this looks absolutely delicious! I just took a photo of some squash that I roasted and was going to post about how roasting veggies makes them taste so much better, but I never thought of roasting broccoli!! I will be trying this as soon as I can get my hands on some.
    Thank you for the recipe.

  20. I love the idea of high temperature roasting. Great flavor AND gets dinner on the table that much quicker too! I’ll have to give it a whirl! Thanks!