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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. I have the florets in the bowl and just tasted one. If it tastes as good roasted as it does raw, I can't wait to eat it!

  2. Glad you liked it!

  3. Thank you very much! Tried this last night and it was delish!

  4. Thanks Mar, glad you like it!

  5. This s a simple and yet very nutritious recipe. I like broccoli very much especially with beef.

  6. Dave, glad you are enjoying it!

  7. This recipe really should be higher on the search engines. Glad I found it! I eat it at a pound at a time, too.

  8. Glad you liked the recipe. I love the idea of adding mushrooms to this!

  9. Nowadays I'm trying to eat more veggies and fruits, so I was looking for a recipe with broccoli when I came across to your blog.. I found this recipe and I made it yesterday, it was pretty nice.. And today I added mushrooms into the recipe and it got better =)) So thank you so much for a great healthy and quick recipe..

  10. I cut the broccoli up into individual florets attached to their long stems, and even used the thick stems (peeling off thick skin first, then cutting it into 1/2 in. thick pieces), and rinsed with cool water, and drained them. I laid them into the pan and sprinkled 1 tsp kosher salt, and 1 Tb raw sugar. Next, I drizzled 2 Tb peanut oil, 2 Tb soy sauce, 2 tsp sesame oil, and 1 clove garlic, minced, then tossed everything around to mix well. I cooked it in a preheated oven at 475 F for 10 min, then flipped them over, and cooked it for an additional 5 min. I sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and ate this healthy dish all by itself. Thanks for the simple instructions. I made it even easier by preparing everything directly in the pan.

  11. Mom-ster, that’s very funny. Glad to hear it was a hit with the kids!

  12. Kalyn,

    Thought you might enjoy this comic strip link:


    I made this roasted broccoli (with frozen broccoli) recipe last night, we gave the boyz a bite to try (since they usually spit out green food with great gusto — our expectations were low). Those little bugggers ate 2nds and then 3rds. It was another hit…

    Take care,

  13. Sara, thanks so much for the nice feedback. I appreciate it very much. No plans to write a cookbook at this point, but maybe I might think about it a year from now when I’m going to retire from teaching.

  14. This blog has been a *fantastic* find for me – thank you so much!!!

    I’m an Atkins person, who had to drop the dairy due to an intolerance, and I’ve just recently put a huge emphasis on making sure that most of my carbs are, in fact, coming from low-carb vegetables.

    Your blog has made a huge difference – I’ve tried the grilled zucchini, the roasted broccoli with garlic, and now the roasted broccoli with soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds. Can’t wait to try the roasted mushrooms with roasted red pepper (I’ll do mine without the cheese).

    You’ve got great marinades too, much more interesting than my old habit of gooping on store-bought blue cheese dressing onto things. I’ve made the rosemary marinade for the pork tenderloin, as well as the rosemary mustard marinade for the chicken.

    I’ve mentioned your blog a few times to a few of my online low-carb friends – and they’re all delighted with it!

    Let us know when you come out with a cookbook ok?

    Thanks so much for this wonderful blog. You have no idea what a difference it’s made for me. The thing I like most about your blog is the emphasis on whole foods – there’s not a bunch of recipes calling for strange sweeteners or oddball flour alternatives. Just normal food that anyone can get at the grocery store. Excellent!


  15. Oh my gosh! We tried this tonight, and it was so great! It got a thumbs up all around, and I’ll definitely keep it in my regular rotation.

  16. This looks great ! I will definitely be trying this one.

  17. This was great! I roasted some wild salmon along with the broccoli for about 12 minutes for a delicious, nutritious meal in minutes. I just discovered your site recently and love your healthy practical approach to cooking and eating.

  18. Mmmm this looks delish!

    I’ve been bored with broccoli lately but this might be just the ticket to get me eating it again!

  19. I love broccoli, actually almost anything green. I also like chinese so this looks like a great combo.

  20. This looks delicious and I already love broccoli. I have really gotten into roasting vegetables lately to give them a deeper, richer flavor.