web analytics
Kalyn's Kitchen

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic is a recipe I’ve made many times when I had guests and this roasted broccoli is so delicious you might not ever need another broccoli recipe. Use Side Dishes to find more recipes like this one.

PIN Roasted Broccoli with Garlic to try it later!

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic photo with text

If you’ve never tasted Roasted Garlic you might not understand why this recipe for Roasted Broccoli with Garlic is so special, but trust me. This is not only one of the easiest broccoli recipes I’ve made, but also one of the tastiest broccoli dishes you can imagine.

Roasting sweetens the garlic and brings out the flavor of the broccoli in a most delightful way. Try it once and I’ll bet whenever you’re cooking something in the oven, tossing in some broccoli to roast is going to be your favorite way to cook broccoli. And this recipe couldn’t be healthier or more versatile; hope you will try it soon!

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic process photos collage

Steps for Making Roasted Broccoli with Garlic:

(This is just a description of the steps in the photo; see the complete printable recipe below.)

  1. Cut up  broccoli into bite-sized flowerets.
  2. Prepare garlic cloves, trimming off any brown ends and cutting the larger cloves into halves or even thirds. (Use more or less garlic to taste.)
  3. Toss together the broccoli pieces, sliced garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and pepper and stir around until the broccoli pieces are well-coated with the oil.
  4. Arrange garlic on a cookie sheet so the pieces are in a single layer as much as possible. (If the broccoli is too crowded the pieces will steam instead of roasting.)
  5. Roast about 20 minutes, or until broccoli is bright green and starting to brown and garlic is barely getting browned on the edges

Finished Roasted Broccoli on baking sheet with Garlic

More Tasty Recipes with Broccoli:

Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Bacon Salad ~ Savory Sweet Life
Quickly Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cheesy Chicken Pepper Broccoli Frittata ~ Well Plated
Low-Carb Sesame Chicken and Broccoli Sheet Pan Meal ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Finished Roasted Broccoli on baking sheet with Garlic

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic is so delicious and this is one of the easiest broccoli recipes you can make.


  • 1 bunch broccoli, about 1 pounds, cut into bite sized flowerets
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh garlic cloves (more or less to taste)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C.
  2. Trim garlic cloves, and cut the cloves in half or thirds if they’re especially large.
  3. Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces.
  4. Toss broccoli with olive oil, garlic, salt, and fresh-ground black pepper; then spread broccoli and garlic out on a baking sheet, trying to get it in a single layer as much as possible.
  5. Roast until broccoli is bright green and edges are starting to brown slightly, about 20 minutes. Don't let the garlic get too brown or it will start to taste bitter.
  6. Serve hot.


This recipe adapted from The Food Network.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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!

thumbnail of Roasted Broccoli with Garlic on baking sheet

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Roasted Broccoli with Garlic is a perfect side dish for most low-carb diet plans, including Keto or Paleo and it would be suitable for any phase of the South Beach Diet.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use the Recipes by Diet Type photo index pages to find more recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Pinterest image of Roasted Broccoli with Garlic

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    74 Comments on “Roasted Broccoli with Garlic”

  1. I know this is an older blog post…but I found the recipe this afternoon…and immediately went shopping for broccoli.
    FAn freakin-tastic…I don’t think I will ever eat broccoli any other way again…a little crisp, a little salty…Delish.

    We served it with a WW penne mixed with garlic, tomato, crushed red pepper flakes and cannelini beans…and the finicky teen ate with gusto!

    Thank you for this…who would have thought something so simple would taste so divine?

  2. Finally a positive reason for remaining a bachelor well into your 40’s ….. garlic breath with nobody to impress! Thank you for the excellent approach to broccoli!


  3. Ok, I’ve been thinking about this recipe since I saw it and I’m going to finally try it tonight…love the ideas I’ve gotten here!

  4. Suzuka, I’m completely convinced that you can take just about any vegetable, drizzle on a bit of olive oil and maybe some balsamic vinegar and roast at high heat and it will be delicious! When I started making roasted veggies I couldn’t believe how it concentrated the flavor! So glad you liked it.

  5. I made this for the family tonight. Wow, does every veggie you roast taste this good? I loved how the broccoli had a soft/crunchy texture and had a salty flavor, even though I didn’t salt it much. “Better than the mushy boiled stuff,” my brother says, and I agree! Thanks.

  6. Welcome back! I really missed your mails!! Years ago when we toured CA and stayed in beautiful SF, one of the must-eat-at-places was THE STINKING ROSE, if I remember correctly they had no food at all on their menu – without tons of garlic in it!! We just LOVED it!!! Only the cleaning lady at the hotel didn’t I guess…, next morning after she did our room, despite the rather chilly weather, she left all windows wide open 🙂

  7. Zoe, I do buy those big containers of garlic. They last a while in the fridge, but not forever. I’m guessing it would last about 2 months, and then some of the garlic gets moldy. I usually puree some in the food processor and keep it in the fridge (it seems to last longer that way than in the cloves.) If I notice the garlic going bad, I stick it in the freezer. Even with all that, I sometimes waste some of it, which I hate, but it still seems cheaper than buying smaller containers at the regular grocery store.

  8. Made this tonight — very good! I’ve thought about buying that huge container of peeled garlic at CostCo, but I’ve no idea how long peeled, whole garlic will last refrigerated. Any idea Kalyn?

  9. That garlic picture looks great

  10. Thanks for the reminder ejm, and yes, of course anyone who wishes to do so can copy the WHB icon to use on their post. Thanks to my brother Rand, the creator of the icons.

  11. I adore roasted garlic too. Great idea to combine it with broccoli. One or our favourite dishes is rapini with roasted garlic – basically the same thing!


    P.S. When I finally manage to join in your weekend herb blogging, may I use your nifty “weekend herb bloggin” logo to link back to your page? Ironically, this weekend, I had plenty of time, but my actual blog host is doing some sql work and I have had a tenuous (at best) connection with my blog since Friday.

  12. Looks like it’s going to have to be a garlic-inspired dinner, tonight. Thanks for that cat blogging link, I’m going to have to read up on that.

  13. Bought broccoli & garlic yesterday. Guess I know what is on the menu this week. Thanks again Kalyn.

  14. That looks so good. I love garlic and would be lost without it.

  15. Garlic and Broccoli are a perfect combination. I have a similar recipe for a Garlic and Broccoli Pasta – only difference is that I pan fry the garlic and broccoli in butter then serve over penne rigate.

  16. roasted garlic is an underappreciated flavor. I”ve been going on a broccoli binge lately, so this may have to be a recipe i try out with the last of my broccoli ration.

    and btw, the silicon muffin pans look really cool. have you seen the silicon cupcake liners?

  17. Sounds so yummy! I LOVE garlic. [You know it ignites passions, Kalyn…so use it wisely! ;-)]

  18. Great article. My personal Theory On Food is that if it doesn’t go with chocolate, then it definitely could use some garlic! : )

  19. I made a batch of this broccoli this noon with the last of my garden garlic. MMMMM

    Now I’ll have garlic breath all day, but my husband ate some too, so who cares.