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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.

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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!

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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.

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    74 Comments on “Roasted Broccoli with Garlic”

  1. Jen, so glad you're enjoying it, and good for you for cooking ahead like that. (I used to be much better at that when I was super busy; now I am not doing as well at it!)

  2. Another winner…I never knew broccoli was capable of such sweetness. (Also delicious cold.)I'm making another batch today along with your roasted mushrooms with thyme and baked pesto chicken(separately of course). I'm a nurse with crazy exhausting hours and this will keep me nicely fed for the next several days or so. Thanks again.

  3. Wow! Broccoli is such a nutritious vegetable and the garlic just makes it healthier and which likewise adds flavor to it. What a combination!

  4. Jeanette, this is the perfect way to cook broccoli when you're using the oven anyway.

    Ananda, me too!

    Al, thanks! Glad to hear you like this dish and that you're enjoying the blog.

  5. Excellent. I make this once a week. However, I add a little lemon zest and squeeze of lemon and sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top, too.
    Kalyn, you have one of the best blogs out there. It has been a big inspiration to keep eating well and learning about and cooking at home. Good job!-al

  6. Broccoli is my fav veg, with Garlic in it all i can say is Love

  7. I will have to try roasting broccoli, this looks so good. I usually blanch and then add garlic olive oil, but this sounds like a nice change with the weather turning cooler.

  8. Thanks Lydia! (And isn't Rand just the greatest brother?)

  9. This is one of my favorite side dishes for the holidays! PS: love the new Fall banner, too.

  10. Amanda, glad you liked it. And I like that idea of using this flavor combination in a pasta dish!

    Shirley this is so good and easy. The headers are done by my ultra-talented brother Rand. He's the best! Will let him know you like it.

    Shannon, this might become your hubbies favorite broccoli recipe! I'll pass on your comment about the header to my brother who designs them, thanks!

    Katrina, not sure why I think of broccoli as a fall vegetable, but I rarely eat it in the summer so I guess it really IS time!

    GlutenFreeforGood, I've had good intentions of creating a Gluten Free recipe category for a long time now, but what has stopped me is that so many of my recipes are gluten free it would be a huge category and a ton of work! Glad you're able to use so many of them.

  11. Kalyn,

    This looks awesome and I love the idea of making a huge batch of it for a dinner with family and friends (like Thanksgiving). Very simple and time-friendly. Garlic and broccoli are both so incredibly healing and this recipe of yours looks like one that even people who aren't big broccoli fans would like. I can smell the garlic as I type. Yum! Plus, I love your recipes because most are naturally gluten-free. =) No adjusting, which makes them SO easy.


  12. Ok, Kalyn – you've convinced me it's time to eat some broccoli!

  13. This looks great. Broccoli is one of only a few veggies hubby will eat. This will be a nice alternative to steaming!

    Love the new header on the website!

  14. I've had roasted broccoli when dining out but never made my own. How silly … must rectify that immediately. 😉 Love your new fall header! Perks me up this morning. 🙂


  15. I love broccoli roasted with garlic. I had a pasta recipe that includes just that too! So yummy, thanks for this 🙂

  16. Laura Lee, thanks! Glad you're enjoying the blog.

  17. If you don't stop posting delicious recipes I might never leave the kitchen! You have the best blog around and I rave about you wherever I go!


  18. I wouldn't make this with frozen broccoli. Even if you thawed it first, you won't get that concentrating of flavor that the roasting brings, since the frozen broccoli is partly cooked. Of course, that is just me. If you try it, let me know how it works out.

  19. Hi Kalyn,

    This recipe sounds so great, and I'm craving it tonight.

    I have a huge bag of frozen broccoli that I bought on super sale last week. Do you think this recipe would work using frozen? If so, any recommendations on how to prepare it?

  20. Reddhedd, so glad it got a thumbs up. It is a very old post, but I still cook broccoli that way, so it must be a keeper for me too.